Sunday, February 17, 2008

1-0 to The Campaign for Public Ownership!

Well, The Campaign For Public Ownership has only been going a month and already we have the government following our very sound advice on the merits of public ownership. But now that the rubicon has been crossed, why can't the government also announce that it is renationalising the railways and the other public utilities and assets flogged off in the last 29 years? Nationalisation ought to be an integral part of the government's industrial and economic strategy not a 'last resort' as in the case of Northern Rock. Still, an important rubicon was crossed today, and even though the government says that the nationalisation of Northern Rock is only a temporary measure, we should still be delighted that after 29 years of 'free market' fanaticism, the pendulum is finally swinging back our way.

3 comments:

slapheads anonymous said...

already we have the government following our very sound advice on the merits of public ownership

So you're saying that the government has capitulated to a blog with just two posts and six comments that was last updated nearly a month ago?

Just think what you could achieve if you actually put in some effort!

Neil Clark said...

Not a bad strike rate, eh slapheads, two posts and a change in govt policy!! Does this make the CPO the most successful pressure group of all time? If we can get one nationalisation for every two of our posts, we'll be very happy! Next up, the railways.

slapheads anonymous said...

Levity aside, I'm genuinely baffled as to why you're so ecstatic about your taxes being used to prop up a failing bank.