22_june_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,125

Monday 22 June 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

I am not a fan of torture, it’s a despicable inhuman practice and only right wing CIA psychopathic barbarians could produce a manual called, “Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual – 1983” and condone and promote its use. But I might be prepared to make an exception for which ever right wing nut job came up with the inspired idea to insult the nations intelligence and call removing the social safety net, driving people into poverty, depriving hundreds of thousands of people of the means of survival, ‘making work pay’. It’d be nothing as fancy as the CIA methods, I’d just keep slapping him (for I do not doubt it was a ‘him’) until he said with enough enforced sincerity, ‘I’m an idiot and so is every misconceived, sick brained, fool who uses it’.

Even whilst the people were marching on the streets against austerity, Iain Duncan Smith and George Osborne were hatching their plots to further deprive poor, sick and disabled people of the life line that keeps them from starving to death, describing their plans as “Welfare reform is fundamentally about opportunity and changing lives, supporting families to move from dependence to independence – a vital point, because without social mobility there can be no social justice. It is the right thing to do.”

Without social mobility there can be no social justice? What does that even mean? Driving people from their homes, families, loved ones and communities to sleep and beg on the streets for a crust of bread? Is that the social mobility they have in mind, because it’s the right thing to do? Edmund Burke said, the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. It seems Edmund Burke underestimated evil.

Apparently housing benefit and tax credits are in the front line for cuts. If your mantra of ‘making work pay’ had any meaning at all, people in work wouldn’t need housing benefit or tax credits because any government with half a brain between them would ensure that work paid enough for people to live on without businesses being subsidised by the tax payer.

It is well said that the first casualty of war is truth, because in your war on the poor, truth is on life support, in a coma, strangled near to death by government advisors who are little more than thought police charged with making the unconscionable sound like Fruit Pastilles; sweeties for the masses you seek to abuse.

Clearly, sanity has absented these shores, we can build nuclear bombs but we cannot feed people, we can build super fast trains but we cannot house people, we can lavish benefits on the wealthy but the poor must be beaten with austerity and no lie is too egregious in the practice of malicious deceit and malignant policies designed to oppress and subjugate the poor.