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.

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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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

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.

It is widely expected that the Bank of England will raise interests rates today : why is this wrong to do so?

This post has been made in response to Kevin Peachey’s article that appeared today on the BBC’s App and website  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57764601  .It is widely  expected that the Bank of England will raise interest rates today in order to tackle Inflation. This is a very predictable text book response to Inflation and seen by many as the preferred method  to tackle  Inflation. The BBC has inferred  that this Inflation is as a result of the lack of goods in the Economy after the Pandemic. From what I remember of the Pandemic is wasn’t goods availability that was problematic it was just that there appeared to be a shift away from people actually going to get goods to a situation whereby goods were being mainly ordered and delivered. Sure enough there was some drop in production but this didn’t impact greatly on availability. There was however more of a drop in services in that sector of the Economy.  However today all I ever see down our street and on our estate is loads and loads of delivery vans constantly  shuffling about and delivering goods to people’s  homes via Amazon and DPD to name but a few. Also I myself  have ordered much since the Pandemic  ended and have enjoyed taking advantage  of one day delivery schemes. So when the BBC state lack of goods as a cause of this current period of Inflation , I simply have to  laugh. I have never recently gone onto the Internet and Amazon, in particular, where I remember being informed that the goods that I wished to order were out of stock. This has been my recent experience.  So where is this shortage of goods driving this Inflation? It simply does not exist but has become an easy  scapegoat to avoid the real finger of suspicion.

The real cause of Inflation is the greedy energy and utilities  companies hiking up profits and disguising these as pass on costs.

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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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There would be no need to increase taxation if privatisations were taken back into public ownership

There would be no need for Tory taxation rises if the public owned the utilities and railways. Privatisations  need to be reversed and put back into public ownership. This is simple and straightforward economics.

Taxation taxation taxation sums up the lack of creative thinking in May’s Government

If in doubt hike up the taxes. Despite the poor and those suffering through Austerity raise the taxes even more. Again it’s 2 fingers up to those poor ‘Jams’.

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British People are worse off year by year and it’s about to get worse

What is wrong with the British People and why are they such gluttons for punishment. Year by year our incomes become diminished through: utility price rises, spurious taxes (Sugar Tax), Rail Fare hikes and; the costs of goods, food and basic services increasing. Yet still our pay remains frozen or rises at a significantly lower rate than inflation and yet we still put up with it and muddle through. Britain is reverting back to the Victorian times again where we see: charities helping out the poorest sectors of society with a reliance upon philanthropy rather than state policies to support the poorest (which are more often than not the actual cause of the problems), massive rises in homelessness; and the belligerent exploitation of the plight of the poorest by wealthy landlords or unscrupulous employers. Most of us have become victims to this predatory behaviour from the wealthier classes either through our working conditions/practices or simply as a result of the all encompassing feedback we all get from Tory policies and their ideologies. Many of us are caught in a poverty trap just scrapping by and unable to afford to save to buy a home of our own. This simply will not do despite the sham, shallow concern expressed by Prime Minister Theresa May during her ‘JAM’ period, where she tried to convince you that she was concerned but time has revealed this not to be the case. This is position for which she has no real concerns for the plight of the exploited at all. Instead whole generations are being doomed to exist in this lifestyle: being exploited by low wages, few opportunities, dead end jobs or zero hours contracts.  The Tories have always insisted that work should pay and they have oft used this as their justification and rallying cry to persecute the poorest unfortunate enough to have to rely on the Benefits System with repeated systematic attacks on the Benefits System in the UK. Yet despite this for the majority in low paid employment work simply is not paying nor bringing about any sort of rewards at all that you would associate with the effort required. This is not good enough! There is really no hope in sight for change: or is there?

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