Can I begin by sharing something I wrote for social media: Imagine a world without music, art, books, performing arts, creativity, humour, love, caresses, joy. None of these things come from government, all these things are for us, by us, great and small, so it is worth pausing to consider their and our incredible power… […]
Tag: war on the poor
The peddlers of deception are the enemies of life
In the early nineties I reached a tipping point. It was during the pre-Christmas period and I was drunk. I was watching commercial television and was galvanised out of my seat by a particularly inane, enraging, advert. I grabbed a carving knife that I’d been using to cut up pizza and, yelling some blistering language, […]
The Tories must go!
In the Tory mindset, the lives of ordinary people have no intrinsic value. Our value is measured only in terms of our utility in creating wealth, all other aspects of our humanity are treated as useless and a drain on the ‘free’ markets, including thought, child birth and rearing and our most basic human rights […]
The fight of and for our lives
Readers might be somewhat put off by a silly, perhaps frivolous, attempt to portray the Labour and Tory leaders as characters from a movie, but the truth is that we’ve gone a very long way beyond that, so please bear with me. For over a week now I have had a growing ache in my […]
The Tory betrayal of life
The Tories have decided to play skittles with 3 million lives, assisted in their bastardy by ‘UKIP, the DUP and a few Eurosceptic Labour rebels’. These are peoples lives and livelihoods, families and children. It involves their life choices and endeavours, legally and legitimately strived for and achieved. All cast aside by a vote of […]
Poverty, the obscenity that is driven by political will
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,542 Saturday 03 September 2016. Dear Mrs May, David Freud said, “people who are poorer should be prepared to take the biggest risks” as they have “the least to lose”. The rich have everything to lose whilst the poor have nothing beyond mere survival, so we must […]
The war on the poor, where has all the money gone?
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,527 Friday 19 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, The annual report (2015-16) from the Social Security Advisory Committee chaired by Paul Gray reveals that the welfare reforms were driven by pressure from the treasury and that assessments of the likely impacts were non-existent, ignored/rejected or, through the […]
We are better than this!
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,523 Monday 15 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Since 2008 millions of people in the UK has been driven into a fetid swamp of fear and uncertainty. The banking crisis was a catastrophe delivered to our doors by the criminal negligence of a few bankers who have […]
Cameron out, May in
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,491 Tuesday 12 July 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, I do not expect anything democratic from the Tory party, no one in their right mind would, but to see members of the Parliamentary Labour Party showing contempt for democracy is a sign of just how far down the […]
The great poverty lie
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,457 Tuesday 07 June 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Two studies, that I know of, have trialled a guaranteed income, one in Canada and the other in India. In both cases there were unreserved positive outcomes. In Canada not least among the benefits they found were, “Participant contacts […]