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Pat494

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Looks like Boris is the favourite to replace May. She has left an impossible position and it is not obvious how her replacement will do any better.
 

Pat494

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One may shudder at Corbyn's latest political gaffe. His idea of nationalising electricity companies is just so stupid it beggars belief that a national party leader could advocate such a daft idea.
Not so many people probably remember the disastrous strikes of the 1960s and 1970s by nationalised industries - they ruined this country. Nationalising the electricity industry wold likely be quickly followed by rail, docks etc. Hurrah the Unions would cry. BUT it puts too much power in the hands of the unions who are only concerned with their own interests. If they turn off the electricity it would hold this country to ransom.
Such irresponsible actions by the unions put me off Socialist policies for ever. It is no accident that they have caused a lot of grief in countries like Venezuela etc. I would like the workers to have more say in company policies and a living wage but not too much power.
 

counter_violent

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Oxfordshire again. :mad:

Jihadi Jack's Syria jolly funded by parents. :mad:

 

Signalcalc

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Atilla

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18,737 2,605
One may shudder at Corbyn's latest political gaffe. His idea of nationalising electricity companies is just so stupid it beggars belief that a national party leader could advocate such a daft idea.
Not so many people probably remember the disastrous strikes of the 1960s and 1970s by nationalised industries - they ruined this country. Nationalising the electricity industry wold likely be quickly followed by rail, docks etc. Hurrah the Unions would cry. BUT it puts too much power in the hands of the unions who are only concerned with their own interests. If they turn off the electricity it would hold this country to ransom.
Such irresponsible actions by the unions put me off Socialist policies for ever. It is no accident that they have caused a lot of grief in countries like Venezuela etc. I would like the workers to have more say in company policies and a living wage but not too much power.

I favour renationalisation.

Privatising natural monopolies do not work in the public interest.

I don't see how I have choice.

They match each others prices.

Only the stationary changes.

Can you tell me where the competition or customer service is please?

I've lost count how many times I've changed providers.

Are you being serious?

Only compensation is to buy shares in the utility company I sign-up with.

How do people who manage 20 companies who provide the same service wiht the same adminsitrative overheads make good sense?
 

postman

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Only in British politics could someone spend 3 years being paid a huge salary to do one thing, then fail and be forced to resign and be rewarded for it. Theresa May will become Baroness May and join the house of Lords further influencing politics in this country!
You couldn't make it up.
 
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Signalcalc

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Only in British politics could someone spend 3 years being paid a huge salary to do one thing, then fail and be forced to resign and be rewarded for it. Theresa May will become Baroness May and join the house of Lords further influencing politics in this country!
You couldn't make it up.
She’s spent just over two years in office, the shortest PM tenure in British history.

You have to remember who she is working for: the establishment/deep state, she tried and failed to keep us in the EU, they are rewarding her for trying, it’s not her fault she failed, how can it be, she was just a stooge.