Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Let's make Public Ownership the election deal breaker
My latest Public Ownership column for the Morning Star.
NEIL CLARK assesses the insurgent parties’ policies on nationalisation – and offers a voting strategy to strike fear into every MP
IN the Morning Star last month I looked at what the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Labour and Ukip had to offer us in relation to public ownership. Or to be more accurate, what they didn’t have to offer us.
Another five years of the present coalition — or a Conservative majority government — will mean the end of the NHS and see the sell-off of the remaining assets in public ownership, including Britain’s main trunk roads.
So, if you do want to see Richard Branson or some other billionaire capitalist in charge of the M1, as well as rail routes, hospital services and the Met Office), our publicly owned woodlands flogged off to the highest bidder and our libraries either closed or run by US multinationals, then simply vote Conservative or Lib Dem.
You can read the whole piece here.