The Conservative Clown Show goes on and on and just keeps giving. The Conservatives have managed to turn both politics and economics into a standing joke. Forget ‘Live at the Apollo’ and just watch the news. Now we hear that their main Clown is to rejoin the Show. The bungling buffoon is coming back so the plot gets even more ridiculous. I have previously highlighted the lack of talent in the Conservative Party and this has been confirmed by recent events. They just can’t think of anyone except to be their leader except a failed Prime Minister. Poor Rishi Sunak who appears to the only one with an ounce of talent and credibility. Sunak was the main man behind Boris Johnson and whilst Johnson was donning the hard hats and pretending to be a working class person it was Sunak who steered the ship economically. Sunak was the sensible one whilst Boris was the Clown performing for the media. Johnson has little grasp on economics and even less grasp on the truth. Without Sunak Johnson was nothing but a buffoon. Johnson is incapable of the serious stuff. Johnson will not be capable of steering a course through the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’.
Johnson has not got things done: Brexit remains unfinished and ‘Levelling up’ was a lie to obtain power
Let’s think about what Boris Johnson has not finished. Brexit remains undone and as a result Northern Ireland has no functioning government because of questions that remain unfinished regarding the Northern Ireland protocol and the questions remaining about the transfer of goods without a hard border with the rest of Ireland. There had also been no evidence of ‘Levelling Up’. As I have said this was always just a slogan and attempt to derail real Socialist values. It was an attempt to steal traditional Labour Party votes and a blatant attempt to mislead by lying to voters with empty promises.
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
Continue reading Starmer threatens the UK Energy Market suggesting a Publicly Owned Energy Provider
What’s wrong with British people? Why are British people so against re-nationalisation of our utilities: our infrastructure? 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 utilities and in particular 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. And if we can’t re-nationalise these utilities let’s consider squeezing them out of business by introducing a Government sponsored version of the Gad and Electricity providers. If we cannot re-nationalise let’s take public ownership through competition and hence no compensation and a small fraction of the cost of re-nationalising.
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 of it’s utilities
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.
Reverse the privatisations of Thatcherism and sign my petitions now. Let’s make Britain a much better place.
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
Continue reading Energy Companies and Utilities are laughing at you all the way to the Bank
A question on everyone’s mind at the moment concerns exactly Who is making money from these Energy Price Hikes. I have watched reports and can’t seem to get to the bottom of it. There has been suggestions that Price Hikes are because of infrastructure costs such as pipes and wires but that simply doesn’t add up. Surely our taxation system provided money to develop things like nuclear power stations etc so why isn’t the public in control of these businesses?
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?
Continue reading British People are worse off year by year and it’s about to get worse
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.
Continue reading Competition is the way forward for the public ownership of Gas and Electricity in Britain
We all know that we are paying too much for Gas, Electricity and Rail. But few think or understand the real cost of having these industries remain in private ownership. The cost to Britain and to British Citizens’s is immense. Whilst the profit’s from these industries are obscene and all drain away to the shareholders or owners whilst they could be working for Britain to improve the NHS for example or reducing the fiscal deficit that the Tories are so keen to bang on about. They could even be used to reduce the tax burden on the citizen’s of the UK and to improve public services. Think about it – where does all this money go and who is paying the price – well the answer to that is simple as long as these industries remain in the private sector rather than the public sector then they will not be working for us all – only for the few and the privileged who will continue to exploit our ignorance or apathy regarding the true cost of Energy. Competition, market forces and numerous watchdogs have done nothing at all to improve the situation. Customers have seen no benefits at all from the empty promises of the successive Tory Governments. The privatisation of these industries has proved to be a failed experiment for which every UK citizen has been paying the price ever since. All we have been left with are bewildering pricing structures and leaving consumers to waste their time wandering down dead-end streets looking for the best deals – which simply don’t exist.
So do let’s something about it let’s put in a government that supports a move towards public ownership of these industries. Give Britain what it needs – a future. Britain’s successful future lies in adopting a more socialist economic model one that works for the benefit of all of us. The Tories are preventing this from happening so it’s time for them to move aside to bring in a new successful future for Britain.
Privatisations have not worked for the British Public. Privatisations have only been successful only for the shareholders and fatcats. It is now a failed experiment that needs to be addressed. The time for apathy about this issue is over. The privatisations of Margaret Thatcher and John Major have bankrupted Britain robbing money from the public purse and taking away any abilities of subsequent governments to invest in the infra-structure of Britain. The public have been cheated and robbed of their assets by these privatisations which now continue to hold their customers in contempt with massive price rises to satisfy the insatiable greed of the shareholders. These are Britain’s money making assets which have been taken away. It is time to come to our senses and put pressure on, or better still elect a government that is willing to tackle the issue head on and do the right thing. The public need action not some tinkering and adjustment to tariffs : empty promises that never seem to come to anything. This issue needs a complete overhaul and reversal of these privatisations which occurred under Margaret Thatcher and John Major regimes. In all cases the public was mis-sold these privatisations on the promise that it would be good for the consumer and that it was in the consumers best interests to have and benefit from increased competition. However in all cases this has not proved to be the case at all. All we have seen instead is Cartel like behaviour and confusing and mis-leading and expensive pricing structures. The public need to own the Gas Supply Industry, the Electricity Supply Industry and the Railways. It is firmly in the interests of the British Public to do so. With the Capital that public ownership would generate we could improve the NHS, improve public services and start to significantly reduce the National Debt in the UK. It could spell an quicker end to Austerity Measures, which have been unnecessarily imposed on us by a Tory Government and Coalition which lacks any real vision or ambition for Britain.
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.
Continue reading Socialism is better for Britain. Socialism is neither Communism nor Militant