Disgusting over privileged oafs

In 2010 the incoming government was handed a note penned by departing treasury minister Liam Byrne which read, “Dear chief secretary, I’m afraid there is no money. Kind regards – and good luck! Liam”. It was, of course, a joke, the kind of joke shared between colleagues which us Brits are, or were, rather good […]

‘How shaming the poor became our new bloodsport’ – Barbara Ellen

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,506 Friday 29 July 2016. Dear Mrs May, In my letter of 26th July I wrote that we are ‘patronised and even despised for our modest lives’. Just writing that I knew it was a subject I needed to come back to. My life is a small […]