Thursday, 28 February 2013

Letter 97: NHS Privatisation and Handing over to some friends

"Dear Dave,
I really shouldn't be writing to you right now. I should be getting my bag ready, but I want to let you know I'm going into hospital and I might not be well enough to write. Don't worry though, I've asked  a few friends to get in touch with you, over the next few weeks.
And don't think I'll be taking it easy - I'll be watching from my NHS bed, especially since I've heard  about your sneaky plan to extend competition and force"compulsory competitive markets" on the NHS.
I'm sorry that that I haven't had time to draw you a picture. I did have time though to sign the 38 Degrees petition requesting a full debate and vote on your plans in both Houses of Parliament. After all, it's not as if you have a mandate for selling off our precious NHS - imagine how well that would have gone doen at the last General Election!
With best wishes, etc
p.s.Wow, so far 186,024 signatures on the petition! We really do love out NHS, don't we? Actually that number has just gone up again, quite alot..."

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Letter 96: UK AAA rating is lost and George will start the blame game

"Dear Dave,
So we've lost our AAA rating - the prize by which George dared his critics to judge his economic policy. Blame Labour. Blame Nick Clegg. Blame the snow, blame the rain, blame the leaves. It's too hot, it's too cold, blame the disabled, blame the unemployed, blame the shirkers,blame the fecund, blame the civil servants, blame the Euro, blame the immigrants, blame the teachers, blame the nurses, blame the poor. Go on. Blame anyone and anything except what we all know - your austerity measures are the problem.  

Plan A is not working. Seriously, what's it going to take for you to change direction

With best wishes, etc"

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Letter 95:Workfare, whether geology or shelf stacking, should pay properly

Dear Dave,
Is Iain Duncan Smith well? I ask because I saw him on the Marr Show this morning on BBC 1. He was Sranty, I thought he must be either unwell - or afraid.
I've heard his salary is £134, 565 and his expenses average £102,000 per year over a ten year period. He said that "most young people love this programme" when asked about Cait Reilly's successful court challenge. Imagine how much more they'd love it if they were remunerated properly
With best wishes, etc" 

Friday, 15 February 2013

Letter 94: Work Programme and Work Experience, shredded.

"Dear Dave,
There has been so much in the news this week about 
it must have been quite disheartening for you. Good for you, having Maria Miller on Question Time, extolling their virtues and benefits. But I'm not sure that would be enough to convince the public (or me and my daughters).
Here's an idea...
What about you publish  a list of all the Coalition MPs who have encouraged their unemployed offspring into Work Experience at Poundland so they can get a head start?

Best wishes, etc"

Friday, 8 February 2013

Letter 93: If Gove can admit his mistake, what about the rest of the Cabinet?

"Dear Dave,
Fair play to the man. If Gove can admit his mistake and shelve the English Baccalaureate, surely you can shelve the top down reorganisation of the NHS, the bedroom tax, the Work Programme, your current welfare reform and Plan A. After all, every single one of these policies have been criticised by experts in the field and if Michael Gove can man up, do a u turn and survive political embarrassment, surely others in the Cabinet can so do too. And let's be honest, that's one MUTHA of a borrowing figure George has managed to grow for  us

Britain will have borrowed £64 billion more than expected by the time of the next General Election

(Sorry but there's no way of making that look pretty)
Best wishes, etc"