15_august_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,179

Saturday 15 August 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

There is a storm brewing and all you self serving, careerist, political charlatans are the cause of it. If it breaks you will have no one but yourselves to blame. You have paid lip service to democracy for too long, using it as a means to have your own way and to use and abuse the people of this country to serve the markets, the rich and the powerful, but now democracy has come to call you don’t know what to do with it other than try to oppose and suppress it.

Jeremy Corbyn has awoken the sleeping giant, he has engaged people, talking to them and with them, treating them with dignity and respect. Something that I cannot remember happening before in my lifetime.

Your own actions and that of your party towards the people of this country resembles nothing if not the hideous face of feudalism, treating us like villeins: feudal tenants entirely subject to those who lord it over us yet to whom we have dutifully paid dues and services in return for our enforced obedience to your every whim, policy and dictat. We have been rewarded with treachery, contempt, vilification and demonisation. You insult us, hound us as frauds and cheats, deny support for the most vulnerable, sanction us and deprive us of the even the meanest basics of life and sustenance, accuse us of a culture of entitlement whilst thousands of our children go hungry.

Lord Freud, with all the arrogance and hauteur of the over privileged, who consider their every advantage as their right and due, said, ‘people who are poorer should be prepared to take the biggest risks’ as they have ‘the least to lose’. Oh yes, only our worthless lives, sacrificed for those who consider themselves so far above us we are not even people, just human stock.

Enter Jeremy Corbyn, a man of principle with a heart and mind for social justice. A man who has struck terror in the heart of every arrogant, self serving, political careerist. A man of policy and a man who is being attacked, just as we are, for his humanity. In the most open democratic election Labour has ever had, what is the response? Open fury and rage and, as Simon Danczuk has warned, ‘Labour MPs will work to overthrow Jeremy Corbyn ‘from day one’ if members and supporters elect him as leader’.

That is what so many politicians think of democracy as they wade in with their great clumping feet in their mouths and dig their own political graves. If that is the political garden of Britain, it is time it was weeded of all those who pay lip service to democracy but in reality serve their own selfish ends. I look forward to the arrival of my ballot and to voting, one man, one vote, that is what democracy looks like and I do not take kindly to having my vote or my life contemptuously trashed by political traitors and feudal throwbacks.