It's cheaper to nationalise the industry than it is to 'borrow' money to put into customer accounts which then has to be paid back.
Yep. I may have mentioned this earlier today. Mrs T had to leave the room. I had a bit of a sigh and an occasional titter.
Any phone in, any opportunity, the tiny number of campaigning loony leftists (and rightists) pile in, casting mischief around like bad confetti.
he's got them on their feet with publically owned Great British Energy, overlooking the debt burden building all the infrastructure promised. need to move on from public ownership to a more advanced model.
The idea that the tories want small government because they don't believe in government, and can't be bothered to govern, is quite a clever notion.
We all know Johnson was lazy, but of course, it's their actual way, now. Small government. Do nothing. Stay behind the curve.
Time for some big government!
They'd disappeared for a long time, both from NSC and media interviews.
My theory on their reappearance this week is; a mixture of jealousy, 'what might've been' and arrogance.
They now see Starmer heading towards say 300 seats in England & Wales, they feel robbed that this could've been Momentum manifesto with them heading for Downing Street.
Arrogance because they fail to realise that conservative UK would've given them far, far fewer seats. That's despite Lockdowns/Boris/Putin/the latest mini budget. Starmer's Labour is far more palatable to Middle England.
Have NEVER voted Tory in my life, never will.
I live in a massive Tory majority, so I don't bother.
relief for current crisis is a temporay issue. nationalisation means you buy back the infrastucture, then pay for maintaince, new investment. that all goes on the state's balance sheet, the govenment holds the debt. then they have to balance investment in new power production alongside new hospitals, or new roads, more wages for nurses or civil servants etc. if you dont like private ownership, fine, need to find a new way to sustain investment.
I listened all afternoon to Colin Powell and Jack Straw explaining why action had to be taken in Iraq, with Blix spending ten years unable to check for WMD as Saddam pissed him about.
I didn't agree with the war but I agreed with the decision to stand by America and go to war, labour and conservative foresquare together, rather than Blair tell the Americans to piss off (which would have had the tories and the media crucify labour for betraying our allies and giving succour to terrorism).
The aftertiming following the revelation that the existence of WMDs was 'hyped' (i.e., invented - and needlessly so, Blair's only error) is as ludicrous as it is foolhardy. When the criticism comes from the left (as it mostly does) it does nothing more than undermine the support for labour (today) and help the conservatives. Which is exactly what the extreme left wants - the labour party destroyed so that a New Socialist Party can arise, with Corbyn at the helm (see posts passim by Jolly Green Giant, even in the last week!).
I am very much fed up with all this sneaky campaigning for the conservatives by the extreme left, in the hope that it will facilitate The Revolution. And I am disgusted by the way parts of the right seize upon it, in order to portray 'new' labour as bad (with Corbyn labour of course bad) and Starmer's labour bad for being both 'cosplay Blair' AND extremely left wing and Corbinny. It's time all these pillocks all just ****ed right off.
Public ownership has its place. I agree it should be used sparingly, but national infrastructure where meaningful competition can’t be introduced without great expense or is simply physically unrealistic (see rail infrastructure. sewerage, energy distribution etc.) public ownership is the path to go down.
Certainly more efficient than a patchwork of private companies all taking money out for directors/shareholders, blaming each other for issues, and doing the most minimal necessary maintenance of the infrastructure they are supposed to be maintaining and modernising, safe in the knowledge that they will hand it back to the taxpayer once they’ve run it into the ground.