01_april_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,045

Wednesday 01 April 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

On the Andrew Marr Show, 29 March 2015, regarding his welfare reforms Iain Duncan Smith stated: “I was told that people would be driven into homelessness, there’d be people on the streets, people moving hundreds of miles to other cities. None of that happened.”

Homelessness has risen year on year of your Tory misrule and the number of people sleeping rough in London alone has grown by 75%. People are being dis-located from their homes and thousands are under threat of dis-location.

I have no time for liars, least if all when they are in my employ. Smith is paid a salary of £134,565 and the very least I expect from an employee is something that demonstrates a passing acquaintance with loyalty and honesty. Smith lacks even the remotest hint of either. He is a talentless liability unfit for any purpose other than ignominious removal from office and, hopefully, prosecution.

But he is far from alone. You announced permanent austerity for the many from an opulent pasture of plenty and Osborne has announced a further £12 billion in Welfare cuts for the poorest and most vulnerable people in the country. None of you is prepared to offer any explanation of just how these cuts will be implemented and Smith has arrogantly stated – “We may, we may not, decide that it’s relevant to put something out there about some of those changes.”

Just who in the name of Christ does he think he is?

For £134,565, not only should he be given the boot but I want to personally be there to see exactly how far he bounces. An employee who implements forced servitude on his employers, sanctions them of the means of survival, laughs about it and wilfully withholds information vital to their survival has forfeited his employ and any severance benefits and the right to be treated with any dignity or consideration along with all those who aided, abetted and colluded with him.

Parliament may have been dissolved, but your crimes have not. If the only opportunity we get to hold you to account is on May 7th, so be it, but there is a great deal left wanting if that’s the best shot we get at justice.