Starmer threatens the UK Energy Market suggesting a Publicly Owned Energy Provider

Sir Kier Starmer sent a strong message to the UK Energy Providers  with an underlying threat made at the Labour Party Conference yesterday. If Labour gets elected it will set up a new publicly owned Energy Provider that will be in direct competition  with the current UK Energy Providers. However it will be run for the benefit of the public and not as a privatised enterprise.  This was initially  my idea that I provided to the Labour Party on 19th October 2017. See my post http://havemysay.me.uk/competition-is-the-way-forward-for-the-public-ownership-of-gas-and-electricity-in-britain 

Let’s  get an Energy Company that works for Britain: instead of outside interests

So this was originally  my idea of setting up a Government owned Energy Company offering direct competition  to the current suppliers with the aim of putting  them out of business. So instead of raising public funds to re-nationalise we can actually  put them out of business instead without having to pay any compensation  to shareholders. Even though Sir Kier Starmer  didn’t  mention putting  them out of business  that is surely the ultimate aim. Clearing  the way for Britain  to at last and again be in total charge of it’s  energy provision. Let’s finally rid ourselves  of outside interests from other countries  leaching on our energy markets. Let’s  stop subsidising other countries  and standing by while they benefit from our subsidiaries. Let’s  get an energy market that works for Britain  and Britain  alone.

It could be though of as re-nationalisation  by stealth and uses Thatcher’s  own policies of market competition  to re-nationalise and take Energy  Provision back into Public Ownership. This was my idea and it has obviously  been taken on by Sir Kier and the Labour Party.

Should the Energy Providers be worried: you bet they should

So should the UK’S  Energy Providers should  be worried: you bet they should. The public image of these companies  are that they are greedy and exploitative and those that endorse them ( the Tories) are tarred with the same brush. It’s  time to sweep them aside by taking all their customers  by offering a better  deal from a government  owned Energy Provider working for the benefit of all UK  citizens and putting profits back at the disposal of the UK  Government. This is Thatcherism  in reverse at long  last so that the greedy UK  Energy Providers get put out of business using the very policies of competition that brought them into being in the first place. At long last Sir Kier Starmer  has the clear thinking to finally offer some new thinking to tackle the long entrenched, outdated and discredited policies of Thatcherism. With a little  help from me of course.

What a Blunder: Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng trips up over his own ego

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Clueless Kwarteng borrowing time and giving to the rich

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng delivered a mini budget unfit to purpose by giving away a large slice of the government’s current income to rely heavily on borrowing instead. Cuts in government  income and National  Insurance  is sure to have an impact on this government’s  abilities to deliver on previous  promises of improvements to the NHS  and the  seemingly  forgotten pledge of ‘ levelling-up’. What’s  also gone from the mandate of  which this government  was elected to do is the commitment to ‘Net Zero’ by scrapping  or postponing the funding which was set aside to do this. So on almost all mandates from the 2019 Conservative  Election  Manifesto they have broken almost every Election  Pledge. This goes to show that the Tories  can’t be trusted to deliver.

Trickle Down Economics doesn’t work

Now Kwarteng is gambling with the economy. He has tried to convince us that he is a genius but instead he has shown that he has only a rudimentary  grasp of economics. His most recent  attempt shows that he can master smoke and mirrors. The majority  of us in the UK will receive a mere 1 penny in the pound amounting to 2 bars of soap and a litre of milk over the course of a month and we are supposed  to be grateful for that: whilst the rich benefit disproportionately. This is another attempt  to install a failed economic theory first tried out by Margaret Thatcher. It didn’t  work then and it won’t  work now. It’s  not a new idea it’s  a rehash of Thatcherism. Trickle down economics doesn’t  work. All it does is increase the divide between  the rich and the poor and opens the door for the richest to exploit the poorest with unemployment  and wage slashing.

To achieve this Kwarteng  has sacrificed the government’s income and instead has reverted to borrowing  to keep the County  afloat. This equates to a situation  of being afloat in the middle of the ocean in a boat full of holes which is sinking, whilst sending out a Mayday  call to the Super Rich to come and rescue us. I doubt there will be much interest  as the Rich will just remain at home counting their increased riches which this mini budget has so kindly  laid at their doorstep.

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Third World Britain: a Tory accomplishment all done on their watch

During 12 years of Tory management  they have finally  managed  to turn Britain  into a 3rd World Country. A massive accomplishment all done on their watch. Britain  has been turned into a Country where people could die of hypothermia in the coming winter months. Britain  is a country  where people can no longer get a dentist, see a doctor. More and more people  are relying on food banks. People have to make choices  between feeding their families and keeping pets. People are having to make tough choices about heating their homes or eating food. People are seeing their businesses going down. People are being laid off due to the uncertainty that businesses are becoming unprofitable  due to overhead costs spiralling  out of control. This is 3rd World Britain.

Baldrick also had a bold and cunning plan: which like Truss’s will come to nothing

As we await the bold plan of the latest installment of the Tory Prime Minister number 4 , Liz Tuss, I am reminded of another bold and cunning plan by Baldrick of Black Adder fame. It might appear that the 2 have something  in common with one another with the announcements of both that they have a bold and cunning plan. The similarities  might not just end there  though because  Baldruck’s plans  always came to nought and similarly those of Liz Truss’s may have the same auspicious ending as well. I suppose  only time will tell. However during the leadership  race I was pretty unconvinced by Truss whose wooly  thinking often exposed her. I was also not convinced that Truss had  any edge at all over Sunak and mostly to the contrary actually I thought Sunak gave the more convincing arguments. Remember  that Truss’s plans to alter income tax actually  didn’t  benefit Pensioners at all. What struck me most about Truss’s  win was that there must be a severe lack of any real talent  at all in the Conservative  Party at the moment if Truss was eventually  crowned as the preferred  candidate.

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Britain, for goodness sake wake up and call for re-nationalisation, we need new thinking to tackle problems

What’s  wrong with British people? Why are British people so against re-nationalisation? In recent months we have seen how the Energy Providers are exploiting a situation to maximise their profits. We have seen that their actions have led to Inflation and Intertest Rate rises. The time has come to seek to re-nationalise the Energy Providers. How long can the British  avoid nationalisation  of the Energy Companies when it’s starring you in the face as the only solution to deal with Inflation  and the ‘ Cost of Living Crisis’. A Tory government  will not do this and without it there is not even a single glimmer of hope that a change in the leadership  of the Tories will help at all. Liz Truss is a false hope and a mere waste of time.  To invest any hope in her to do the right  thing will prove to be a costly mistake. Liz Truss can’t  be relied upon to do the right thing and nationalise the energy providers  in the UK. It’s  a blind spot for all Tories and as long as it is then right thing to do will remain undone.  So there needs to be a call for the Tories  to stand aside so that someone  can actually get the job done and do what needs to be done: and that is quite simply to take the energy  providers back into public ownership. Re-nationalise the energy  providers right now and while we are at it take the railways and the water providers back into public ownership now.

It gets more ridiculous: soon the British  consumer will be subsidising the French and keeping their energy prices rises limited  to only 4%. Yes France is currently re-nationalising their energy company EDF, which operates in the UK. So when consumers in the UK pay EDF their inflated energy prices they will be helping to keep the bills of their French counterparts at a 4% low. So are we British stupid or what?

Britain  needs New thinking and New Strategies  to deal with Inflation and this ‘Cost of Living Crisis’. Britain needs re-nationalisation

So wake up Britain. Britain needs new thinking, new ideas and new strategies  to deal with Inflation and this ‘Cost of Living Crisis’. Britain needs re-nationalisation of key industries: particularly the Energy Providers. The Tories are dedicated to protecting these profiteering  energy companies. The Tories are the obstacle that we in Britain need to remove to tackle inflation and profiteering by these energy  providers in the UK. Britain  must demand re-nationalisation of the Energy  Providers  in the UK. To do this Britain  must first push aside the Tories who are protecting  them. Tory thinking is dogmatic and stale. Socialist Economic  theory offers new thinking and new ideas to offer Britain  a fresh start and a more prosperous future for everybody.

Re-nationalise the Energy Providers is the only option to deal with Inflation: the Tories are the only obstacle

It is evident  that the only solution  to deal with Inflation  is to re-nationalise the Energy Providers in the UK: the only obstacle  to be removed is the Tories. It is now in the national interest to re- nationalise these Energy Providers to deal with Inflation and to prevent the gross profiteering by these utilities which is against the national interests. Quite simply the current situation is intolerable and is the only factor  driving inflation higher  and higher. The Tories  have lost any control and regulation  of the utilities and Ofgen is defunct  and unfit for purpose. Continue reading Re-nationalise the Energy Providers is the only option to deal with Inflation: the Tories are the only obstacle

Conservative Party’s policies are a Dead-end Street for Britain

The Conservative Party’s policies are finally revealed to be a Dead-end Street for Britain. Their policies and ideas are stagnated and simply not relevant for a Britain struggling to develop and struggling under insurmountable Inflation being driven by the immoral  greed and profiteering  of the Energy and utilities companies in the UK.

Privatisations have spawned  monsters with ideas that they can milk demand to death without impunity or consequences. These monster energy  and utilities  companies are driven by greed acting outside of the national  interests without a conscience  or any remorse. There sole purpose  being to maximise their profits whilst driving Inflation  in the UK higher  and higher. No longer restrained  by governments they can act outside of concerns like fair pricing for energy and act beyond any national concerns. They even set their own prices and Price Cap (joke) without any government intervention. They are quite simply a law unto themselves. And whose fault is it? Well fault can be traced back over many decades to the ill thought out and possibly  illegal sale of the resources to private concerns and profiteers. And who wad to blame  for that: well previous  and current Conservative governments because they did it and the current Conservative governments  continue to endorse it. Privatisation  was always going to be a Dead-end Street for Britain  and we are now at it upper limits with no where else to go other than backwards to find a brighter future without these shambolic  profiteering  energy  and utilities companies dictating the economic situation and profiteering and causing misery and mayhem thanks to the ill thought out policies  of consecutive  Tory Governments.

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Energy Companies and Utilities are laughing at you all the way to the Bank

The energy companies and the utilities are laughing at you all the way to the bank. As you struggle to meet your fuel and energy  bills these companies continue to drive inflation higher and higher whilst maximising  their ever increasing  profits and paying huge dividends to their shareholders. It is immoral that they are making huge profits and not simply passing on costs to consumers. Instead they are adding huge profit margins  to their prices. In this way they are fixing prices and driving inflation  without regards. Their behaviour is immoral and wrong. They are exploiting consumers and laughing at them whilst the Tory government  does nothing at all.

To tackle inflation you must reel in the profiteering of the Energy and Utilities who are driving inflation upwards for their own ends

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Putin’s ambition to extend Russia may actually be about controlling World grain supply

Putin’s  ambition to extend Russia may  actually  be about controlling the World’s  grain supplies. The invasion of the Ukraine 🇺🇦  may not just be about extending Russian  Imperialism but may be about controlling the export of grain. First it was oil and gas and now it appears that his ambition  is also to control the food market in the West.

Surely the idea of having Russia potentially controlling the food market should be a warning sign for NATO  and the West and perhaps  encourage them to go even further to help liberate the Ukraine 🇺🇦  from this monster.

Putin must fail in the Ukraine

NATO must ensure that Putin has no success at all in the Ukraine. It is a duty to ensure that Putin must fail in the Ukraine. Failure is the only way to ensure that Putin looks weak in Russia. Failure will lead to the removal of Putin. NATO must get involved now to ensure that Putin fails in the Ukraine. So far NATO  has made too many mistakes  in containing Putin’s  Nazi ambitions so now is the time for action. Also NATO  must quickly  enroll the Ukraine  into NATO and the EU without delay so that it can legitimately engage its forces against those of the Russians. NATO  must do it now before it too late.

Failure to do this signals that NATO is prepared to sacrifice the Ukraine 🇺🇦 in order to retain stability in the West. This attitude allows Putin to legitimately target anyone he wants outside of NATO.

Whilst Putin engages in a game of Poker, destroying lives in the Ukraine : NATO  plays a game of Solitaire.

Time to expel Russia from UN

Surely  it’s time to expel Russia from the UN. Russia have demonstrated a willingness to breach human rights and are quite prepared to lie to the UN Council. Therefore they are unfit to be in attendance at voting that they can and will veto. It is imperative  that the UN acts in support of the non aggressor, in this case the Ukraine 🇺🇦.  Russia is clearly unfit to be a part of the United Nations Council therefore it must be expelled. The UN cannot condone a nation that is prepared to tell lies to the Council and is unwilling to address it’s  infringements of human rights and what looks like war crimes committed in the Ukraine 🇺🇦.  Russia’s presence in the UN is a huge embarrassment which prevents the UN from carrying out it’s  intended purpose.

Putin is at war not just with Ukraine but also with Russian citizens

The clampdown on freedom of speech in Russia shows that Putin is not just at war with Ukraine but also with Russian citizens. Putin wants a return to the bad old days of Stalin, ruling with fear and harsh punishments.

Any pretences of an elected democratic leader fell by the wayside this week as Putin revealed  to the World and to the citizens of Russia just who he has become: namely a dictator,  brutal and ruthless tyrant a new Tsar of Russia willing to defend his privledge and position at any cost, even at an expense to his own citizens. Putin wants to turn Russia back into a military state exerting authoritarian control over it’s  own citizens. Much the same as the Tsar. Everything that the Russian Revolution stood for and hoped for is about to reversed and buried as the new Tsar reveals his intentions.

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What would Churchill have done to the threat of Putin ?

I think the time has come to ask ‘ what would Churchill have done in response to the threat of Putin? We need a western leader to step up to the bullying behaviour of Putin. Someone who can galvanise Nato against the threat of Putin someone who is prepared to say that enough is enough and willing to make a commitment to support the ideas embedded in the democratic freedoms of the world . Ukraine 🇺🇦  is no match by itself to the overwhelming war machine that Russia is bringing to bear. This is democracy  and democratic freedom being crushed by a powerful bully without any support of it’s  so called friends who supposedly  share the same values. It’s  time for a real world leader to step into the shoes of Churchill.

‘Levelling up’ is just a slogan and a lie to defuse the power of real Socialist Economic Principles

The idea of so called ‘ levelling up’ is just a slogan and a lie made to diffuse the power of real Socialist Economic Principles. This is how the Tories  are using it to divide tradional voting loyalties in an attempt to grab power. There is no substance to their claims that they can level up Britain. The Tories  are hinting or trying to convince voters that they are offering some form of socialism which simply isn’t true. Using the ‘levelling  up slogan and banner is an attempt to steal ground from various political parties  with a bona-fide claim to real Socialist policies. The Tories  are obviously pretty scarred of socialism and socialist policies which have become increasingly important  to the British  voters.

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Competition is the way forward for the public ownership of Gas and Electricity in Britain

A sure fire way to get the utilities and railways back into public ownership and the less costly way of achieving this.

Yes I admire the ambition of the Labour Party Manifesto and it’s aim to get the Gas and Electricity utilities and railways back into public ownership. Success of this would lead to a more prosperous and fairer Britain and it would be the start of a new era for Britain. Yes it is high time to reverse the failed privatisations of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and this would be a move which would put Britain on track again. However the scale and the cost of the task is dauntingly enormous and Thatcher knew how difficult it would be to ever go backwards. She tried to make her privatisations irreversible in an attempt to frustrate any attempts to ever develop socialism in Britain. She thought that she had had the final word but despite this there was a fundamental flaw in her plan and one which the Labour Party could exploit if it is savvy enough.

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Is Britain a now a classless society or is this just another strategy in British Class Warfare?

Some newspapers and the Tories are trying to convince us that Britain is now a classless society with class mobility to all levels but is this true and in whose interests is it to make us actually believe this? Is this simply a strategy in the ongoing Class War in Britain.

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Beware the Sun tabloid newspaper is a Cuckoo in Britain’s Class War

The Newspaper in general may have outlived it’s usefulness. It is after all strongly edited for political bias to represent its own interests and the views of their owners/bosses. Other information is now available and getting heard that is not so strongly censored nor representative of only a small minority. Freedom of speech is now more achievable than ever because of the accessibility of the Internet where some aspects of censorship can be overcome and the voice of both socialism and the youth can now be expressed far more freely than ever before without censorship from powerful newspaper editors. Newspapers have always sought to limit change and to suppress a voice and platform for socialism in Britain. Through censorship or false representation of socialist policies (Loony Left was a derogatory term coined by many of these newspapers to undermine socialist values) they have succeeded in limiting political choice for the masses and this could be viewed as actively sabotaging choice in the political electoral system of Britain by exerting pressures to manipulate political parties to either adopt or curtail political aspirations. One particular newspaper, the Sun tabloid newspaper, has done this whilst attaining mass appeal amongst the working classes whilst subversively encouraging divisiveness in order to prevent any sense of class realisation and class identity whilst also seeking to undermine the institutions which promote the interests of the working classes. This paper the Sun tabloid newspaper and it has been and still remains ‘the Cuckoo of British Class Warfare‘.

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Socialism is better for Britain. Socialism is neither Communism nor Militant

Socialism is better for Britain. Socialism offers Britain  a New start and a shining new path towards prosperity. Socialism is better for Britain  because it lowers the burden of taxation on tax payers. So why aren’t we embracing it.

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Price Cap: My Arse

There is no EnergyPrice Cap. No meaningful intervention  and no controls and certainly  no regulating body. Price Cap: my Arse. Energy  companies  and utilities are setting any arbitrary  prices that they like without intervention from this useless Tory Government. Energy companies  and utilities  can basically  charge what they want and over inflate their greed and profiteering  at the same time. Only the threats of re- nationalisation can rein them in now.

‘Levelling up’ was always just a slogan

Video evidence exposes ‘ Levelling Up’ as a fraud. Boris Johnson’s  policy exposed as a cover up to divert funds away from urban areas to wealthy Tory rural areas. Rishi Sunak was filmed admitting that he personally  diverted money allocated to urban areas to more wealthy rural areas under Tory control. So this is what  the Tories meant  by levelling up.

‘Levelling  up was always  just a slogan without substance.  Levelling  up was just a slogan designed to attract Labour Party  voters with empty promises. Levelling up  was a slogan designed to divide loyalties in a blatant attempt to defraud voters and grab power.