How to tackle the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’. Well the first obstacle is to remove the Tory Government because they are not equipped, ethically or ideologically, to deal effectively with the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’. In fact many of their policies have contributed to this situation. The legacy of Thatcherism is also a contributory factor. The current situation of having our Energy and other utilities in the private sector is a major factor contributing to the high levels of Inflation that we are seeing. These Energy Providers have just got increasingly greedy and any attempts to moderate this by Tory Government Policies has been ineffectual.
The other factor contributing to the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’ is yet again another fault of the Conservatives in that they have basically, over the years and because of their policies, made Britain bankrupt. Britain has little means to generate a source of revenue for the Government because it has privatised all of it’s key industries. Think of Railways, Water, Gas and Electricity. All of these are a constant source of income, in constant demand: yet previous Conservative Administrations sought to put these utilities in the hands of private ownership and thus deprived the Government of it’s sources of income letting billions and billions of pounds seep away to private shareholders. This was the Nation’s source of income. Now all gone, all that the Tories can do is to raise the levels of Taxation. This strategy now has no value at all for Britain. Britain must own and control its Energy Provision and this has been brought home to us by the recent actions of Putin which has reinforced the need to be totally self sufficient in regards to Energy ownership. Britain needs to get rid of outside interests in relation to our utilities. We have to make the utilities work for the benefit of all UK citizens and not just a handful of shareholders. Currently the Energy providers in the UK are holding it’s customers to ransom and exploiting customers with over priced services under the disguise of blatant profiteering. This must be stopped. By introducing a Government Owned Energy Company into the market this could provide an alternative to re-nationalising: the aim being to put the existing Energy Providers out of business by taking their customers. This is the aim and the cheapest solution as an alternative to re-nationalisation and compensating shareholders. Yes let’s put them out of business.