16_july_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,149

Thursday 16 July 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

This country, my country, is now an open wound and you are haemorrhaging the life out of it. The banks, the markets, the corporations are parasites and governments are corporate whores tasked with bleeding the wealth of nations into private hands. Austerity is nothing more than the transfer of public wealth, assets and services into the hands of unscrupulous private profiteers, protecting the rich and punishing the poor.

You unashamedly lie in public, as you did when you promised on public television to protect tax credits, and to parliament when you said, “Obviously what we’ve done is exempt disabled people who need an extra room”. It is clear that so arrogantly certain are you of your hold on power, that you no longer care what egregious lies you tell to achieve your ends in your utter contempt for the people.

Everything you do is an affront to and an assault on ordinary people and your claim to make work pay is only true in as much as workers and jobseekers pay by being driven into poverty in a race to the bottom.

Universal Credit is nothing more than an open declaration of war on the poorest and most vulnerable people and Iain Duncan Smith nothing more than a cold blooded hatchet man with blood on his hands.

Sajid Javid’s attack on the Unions, described by the Mail as, “biggest crackdown on union militants in 30 years” shows us exactly what you think of working people and any attempt to protect our lives against the ravages and greed of neoliberalism.

We are living in a meritocracy of wealth in which the rich are rewarded and the poor are penalised and George Osborne made it clear in his budget that eliminating the deficit was the exclusive responsibility of the poor. Like hell it is!

Len McCluskey is absolutely right to recommend to members that the words “so far as may be lawful” are removed from the rules governing the union’s actions. When government acts above the law wilfully harming the people, we the people are released from any moral obligation to obey the law. When government abandons the people, the people are under no obligation to government and are morally and ethically obliged to resist body, mind and spirit.