Wars of aggression – lest we forget

The war drums are beating for North Korea, as Donald Trump put it in a Tweet (of all things), “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.” Following WWII, 12 of 24 high ranking Germans were hung for: […]

Surviving neoliberal cultural warfare

I’ve just come across an AlterNet article entitled ‘5 Ways Trump Is Mentally Torturing Us Now’. UK readers might struggle a bit with this as this is America wearing its heart on its sleeve, something which in Britain is culturally alien to us. But before dismissing this with any of the usual cynical, and frankly […]

Trident vote for mutually assured destruction. Really?

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,496 Monday 18 July 2016. Dear Mrs May, A vote on Trident is due today (Monday) which is likely to be passed by parliament. You have made your own views very clear, “…it would be sheer madness to contemplate even for a moment giving up Britain’s independent […]

Government without responsibility is an affront to humanity

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,472 Thursday 23 June 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, Only national governments can declare and make war using the full might of the nation’s armed forces and military power. Those who serve in the armed forces do so in defence of the realm, or that’s what it’s supposed […]

War is peace even down to wearing poppies whilst flogging arms

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,336 Thursday 04 February 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, During your arms junket to the Gulf in 2012 you were pictured wearing a poppy as were others in your delegation. That is not the same as making sure your buttons are done up or wearing a tie, it’s […]

Making war does not increase national security – crimes against peace

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,313 Tuesday 12 January 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, A nuclear deterrent and arms proliferation do not increase national security, they increase national insecurity. Invading sovereign nations which have not committed acts of war against the UK are illegal wars which commit the supreme international crime of wars […]

Britain – this is what a dictatorship looks like

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,284 Sunday 13 December 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I have to say that the move in Britain from a putative liberal democracy to a dictatorship has been impressive. I grant you that, and the money and interests that you serve. After all what does a dictatorship look […]

Bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,270 Sunday 29 November 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, The First World War (WWI) was called ‘the war to end all wars’. The Second World War (WWII) gave us the supreme international crime, ‘wars of aggression’, since when such wars have become the preferred war of choice of […]

Mission creep and the breaking of Britain

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,091 Wednesday 20 May 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, As a child of the post war era I recall it as a time of hope, of visits to the local newsagents to buy sweets, I don’t remember at what age, but certainly under 10 and free to roam […]