Nationalisation..

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  1. blueinsa

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    In a thread thats about to get pulled.
    It’s all good and well hearing McDonnell’s plans for Nationalisation but when do I get my state flat and Trabant?
     
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  2. gordondaviesmoustache

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    You know Trabant is German for ‘strap-on dildo’?
     
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  3. blueinsa

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    Apologies for my brexit uniform but i didn't have time to change ;-)

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  4. KS55

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    ...........with a two stroke engine.
     
  5. Ifwecouldjust.......

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    Look again .... if the right levels of corporation tax were collected together with the income derived from these privatised companies it should be achievable to run these renationalised companies on a not for profit basis ... with a focus on service / value for money and customer care.

    Don't forget .... if the companies don't make a profit the greedy bastards just hand them back ...
     
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  6. Rascal

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    This is one of the biggest untruths that have ever been spread about the UK.

    Even at heights in the 1970s, this country lost fewer days to strikes per population than the ultra capitalist, anti union USA. And the 3 day week was under a Tory government. Heaths incomes policy also encouraged inflation due to wage growth and was a disaster, then you had the oil crisis when the OPEC countries raised the price.

    That woman took over a growing economy and ruined manufacturing and we are now seeing why it was such a fucking idiotic idea to do that. You can blame that woman for putting us in such a weak position to negotiate on Brexit, as we have fuck all industry left....thanks to her and her idiotic handbag economics.

    The Labour party made some mistakes too in the 70s, with its bailouts of Chrysler, especially as British Leyland was its competitor, that was stupidity and a mistake made by one of my hero's Mr Tony Benn, but it pisses me off that its always the workers who get the blame when really it was a failure of management and a failure of government.

    I would nationalise all infrastructure, all utilities and even have a nationalised investment bank. If you doubt this just ask yourself one question and its this. Why were roads never privatised? If privatisation was that good and that necessary then roads surely would be better off in the private sector. But they are not because vast swathes of the nation need roads and own cars and its vote loser.
     
  7. inbetween

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    I have read Labour will nationalise but where is their implementation plan on how it will work or be funded?

    A lot of saying but not much doing. It will all end in tears.
     
  8. A growing economy in the 70's......This country was on its knees....... I've only got your word for that as I've no actual figures but thanks to weak management and strong unions our car industry, manufactoring industry, motor bikes, heavy plant etc etc. The communist republic of Longbridge, BL, was a laughing stock, our ships were too expensive. Folks would turn up to work then down tools, usually on a monday. Industry was decimated long before that woman sorted it out. The damage was done way before she arrived.
     
  9. sir baconface

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    So you’d be confident with Bozza or Jezza ultimately making the commercial and investment decisions?
     
  10. Ifwecouldjust.......

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    It is evident , when we took East coast rail back into public ownership in 2018 that the state could turn a profit at running a railway (we made £90 million) thing is tho.... Virgin and Stagecoach were supposed to pay £2 billion for that franchise and were let off by their mates in Government


    Food banks anyone?


    https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/4...+privatisation+lies+at+the+root+of+rail+chaos
     

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