A letter to a wee ginger dug

“The debate is full of numbers and statistics… can I leave you with two of them, that to me define the nature of Britain today.

The DWP employs 3250 investigators looking for £1.2bn of benefit fraud

HMRC employs 300 investigators looking for £70bn of tax evasion”

Wee Ginger Dug

A guest post by David Kelly

I am a computer specialist who has been working in the Oil and Gas sector in Aberdeen for almost 40 years. I am called a “Subject Matter Expert” (SME) because I know a fantastic amount about almost nothing.

This is the first time in my life I have been so engaged in politics. I have always had a few clever words to say, a sarcastic observation, a cynical put down. I have been on the odd march about war or nuclear weapons. I write an occasional letter to the newspapers. Now I find myself out in the evening knocking on doors selling what I believe in. Writing a letter to a dug I have never met because I am passionate about politics.

What is going on, what has changed? I have thought about this a lot and want to share these thoughts.

I am…

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About Hugh Wallace

Soldier, sailor, policeman, engineer, scientist, democrat, socialist, environmentalist, advocate of Scottish Independence
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