Class warfare – slash and burn the poor

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,456 Monday 06 June 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Class warfare is alive and well in Britain today. Let’s remember that when the bankers imploded the global economy they were rewarded with bailouts of such magnitude that national economies were threatened and ordinary people are still reaping the […]

Ken Loach – no point showing I, Daniel Blake to Cameron

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,453 Friday 03 June 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Speaking at the premier of his documentary of his life and work, ‘Versus’, Ken Loach said, ‘there was no point in “Cameron and co” watching the film “because that is their project, that is what they believe in … […]

The war on the poor will end, it is a matter of when, not if

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,428 Monday 09 May 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, I hope that your relentless war on the poor haunts you for the rest of your days. I also hope that Iain Duncan Smith will be reviled and prosecuted for his obscene escalation of the sanctions regime, punishing the […]

Jeremy Hunt and that manifesto promise, which he’s betrayed

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,415 Wednesday 27 April 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, In your 2015 manifesto you stated the following: “We want England to be the first nation in the world to provide a truly 7 day NHS. Already millions more people can see a GP 7 days a week, from […]

Austerity is economic warfare on the poor

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,371 Monday 14 March 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, It seems George Osborne’s economic calculations have been thrown off because of ‘lower than anticipated tax receipts’. With public sector pay being restricted to a 1% rise and with more cuts planned which will target poor, sick and disabled […]

The craven cowardice and shameless shamefulness of Iain Duncan Smith

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,330 Friday 29 January 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, In all my 65 years I have never witnessed such craven cowardice as displayed by Iain Duncan Smith (IDS) yesterday in the House of Commons. Asked to respond to questions put directly to him by Owen Smith, Labour’s Shadow […]

Politics is the greatest game in town for liars, cheats and thieves

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,328 Wednesday 27 January 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Here’s a cosy little conundrum for you. On a balance of credibility and probability, who is more likely to be telling the truth, you and Jeremy Hunt (parliaments best known typographical error) using statistics to scaremonger the nation for […]

The Tories are obsessed with beating down the poor

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,300 Tuesday 29 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Since 2010 you have successfully worked to demonise and then punish the poor, ably assisted by the media. George Osborne even included an attack on the poor in his 2012 conference speech, “Where is the fairness, we ask, for […]

Propaganda, PR and spin, managing public deception

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,290 Saturday 19 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Nice to see that you’ve had to increase the number of your special advisers and spin doctors which cost us £11.1 million last year because if anyone needs them, you do. I am fascinated by the world of PR/spin/propaganda, […]

The people’s war on terrorism

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,279 Tuesday 08 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The late great Howard Zinn wrote in ‘Our War on Terrorism’: “Let us begin by recognizing that terrorist acts – the killing of innocent people to achieve some desired goal – are morally unacceptable and must be repudiated and […]