Abuse of Power

As the energy bandits give their predictable scaremongering response to Ed Miliband’s plans to curtail their scandalous profits, it is worth remembering that Margaret Thatcher deliberately set about destroying the mining industry in this country – ripping the life from the industrial heartlands of Britain – as an act of petty revenge against the unions who she felt had been able to hold the country to (comparatively modest) ransom and cause blackouts in the 1970s. Later in the 80s, we were told that privatisation of the nation’s energy supplies would create competition which would ensure that such a state of affairs was never able to occur again.

In truth, the legacy of this sell-off has merely been to ensure that the British workers never profit while directors and shareholders of the now largely foreign-owned utilities are able to make extortionate ‘ransom’ demands with impunity. Viva la revolution!

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About Fles

Early middle-aged (oh yes I am!), no longer long-haired but still speccy and decidedly still an increasingly opinionated git. I’m basically a believer in individualism, that everybody has their own perspective and inner-beauty. I try to find humour in every situation. I enjoy reading and writing poetry.
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One Response to Abuse of Power

  1. vera ersilia says:

    It is a modern day illusion that privatizations and ‘competition’ will benefit the consumer. It is the multinationals that can afford to buy such entities; they eat up the profits and care not one bit about the consumer – often obliged to use the privatized utility or services – who can live without energy sources these days ?

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