Britain: pensioners’ misery under Blair’s privatizations


Privatisation of British railways by David Cameron and Margaret Thatcher, cartoon

From London daily The Morning Star:

Price paid by poor

(Thursday 02 November 2006)

THE price of the criminal privatisation of Britain’s energy resources is likely to be paid by thousands of pensioners this winter unless the government acts quickly.

The blame lies not only with the Tories, who privatised oil, gas, electricity and coal in the first place, but also with new Labour, which has resisted calls to take these key services back into public ownership.

Those who peddled the privatisation message claimed that the mythical efficiencies of the private sector would deliver such savings as would guarantee lower bills for consumers.

The reality has been that privatisation released an orgy of greed, with assets sold off, staff numbers slashed, higher prices and profits sent through the roof.

3 thoughts on “Britain: pensioners’ misery under Blair’s privatizations

  1. Pingback: UK: Buh Bye Tony Blair, by Tariq Ali | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Film on the disasters of privatisation | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Stop selling British ‘Grenfell’ flammable cladding | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.