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A letter a day to number 10. No 1,479

Thursday 30 June 2016.

Dear Mr Cameron,

I think it’s pretty rich for a failed has-been to tell Jeremy Corbyn in Ex-Prime Ministers Question Time, “For heaven’s sake man, go.”

Of course you’d say that, what’s yours and Osborne’s reaction to Brexit? Do nothing, delay, leave it to the next person who’ll have to pick up the poisoned chalice.

£2 trillion knocked off the world markets and the pound taking the biggest one day hit in recent history and you stand in parliament and tell the opposition leader to plunge us into further chaos by stepping down.

A friend in the USA has emailed me wondering what the hell is going on. Here’s what she wrote, “They all come across as so ‘unconcerned’ about any of it. “La dee da, fiddle dee dee.” What kind of fucking game are these people playing at?” Not quite the language you get in the Westminster bubble, but that’s how real people talk.

And what’s Osborne’s response to Brexit? Do nothing, but he warns that the next Prime Minister ‘would “absolutely” have to inflict further austerity measures on the population’. And, yes, that’s the same austerity that has failed to get the country back on track after 6 years, during which time Osborne has increased the national debt by over 50%, and which has cost countless lives.

You may not remember speaking about cutting the deficit in Milton Keynes on 7 June 2010, but here’s what you said, “this government will not cut this deficit in a way that hurts those we most need to help, in a way that divides our country or in a way that undermines the spirit and ethos of our vital public services.” Six long years of Tory lies later and a Brexit vote which for many was a vote of desperation with the majority of votes coming from those on the lowest incomes and, yes, those who have endured the greatest death toll in Tory austerity Britain.

Any other government in UK history would have stood down and called a general election, but not you Tories and you have the effrontery to tell Jeremy Corbyn who has pledged to oppose austerity that he must go? Like those in his own party who care nothing for the chaos they are inflicting in their attempted coup against Corbyn, it is those who create carnage who must go and that means you and your party of compulsive liars.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36663181

https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2016/jun/24/global-markets-ftse-pound-uk-leave-eu-brexit-live-updates

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/george-osborne-warns-uk-to-expect-spending-cuts-and-tax-rises-after-brexit-vote-a7106921.html

http://www.snp.org/the_alternative_to_osborne_s_failed_austerity_project

http://www.salon.com/2015/08/09/austerity_kills_the_sad_sick_truth_about_right_wing_economics_body_count/

https://fullfact.org/economy/has-uks-debt-doubled/

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/prime-ministers-speech-on-the-economy

http://www.vox.com/2016/6/24/12025036/brexit-how-leave-european-union-uk-collapse

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/24/brexit-dispossessed-jeremy-corbyn-diane-abbott-new-left

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/labour-resignations-recap-defiant-jeremy-8290979

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