Fear and loathing in Great Britain

29_december_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,300

Tuesday 29 December 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Since 2010 you have successfully worked to demonise and then punish the poor, ably assisted by the media. George Osborne even included an attack on the poor in his 2012 conference speech, “Where is the fairness, we ask, for the shift-worker, leaving home in the dark hours of the early morning, who looks up at the closed blinds of their next door neighbour sleeping off a life on benefits?”

You have accused the poor of having a culture of entitlement.

Writer John Wright had this to say about your war on the poor in 2013: “The assault on the unemployed by the government constitutes a hate crime. In fact, the cynical attempt to stigmatise, demonise, and dehumanise millions of people up and down the country, regardless of their personal or individual circumstances, surely ranks…

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