The stench of BRITISH privatisation is becoming evident in the run up to COP26

The stench of British  privatisation is becoming evident in the run up to COP26. Government ministers  are running for cover and attempting to hide under stones after a Government motion was defeated which would have forced the private water companies to clean up their act. However what happened was actually very embarrassing for the government because the bill  was defeated which actually  looked liked a huge endorsement for the behaviour of the private water companies and a signal that it was OK to keep discharging untreated sewage in the rivers of Britain  and into the seas around the UK. This is a huge embarrassment to the government in the run up to COP26. Again it is a stench resulting  from the privatisations of the water companies  pioneered by previous Conservative governments.

It appears that ministers voted on the matter in the way that they did mainly  because of huge investments in the infrastructure that would be needed to update the antiquated system currently  in place. Cost in this case was prohibitive to improving and maintaining the environment  so the choice preferred was to continue to pollute and degrade the environment.

So why haven’t these private companies  been investing in making these improvements themselves and why are they still reliant on funding from the government  and the tax payers? What has gone wrong with privatisation? Surely  the idea of privatisation was to become independent of the tax payer and yet these companies  still manage to bother the tax payers to subsidise their profiteering  enterprises.

The real cost of Energy 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.

Britain has been wrecked and bankrupted by the Privatisations of Thatcher and Major: it’s time to change it

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 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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