Public ownership is not nationalisation, according to ‘Labour’ ‘leader’
Keir Starmer has plumbed new depths of ridiculousness this morning on the BBC’s Marr show. When challenged for breaking his leadership election campaign promise to put public utilities such as energy companies back into public ownership, he claimed ‘I don’t see nationalisation there’:
How the hell else is something going to go from exorbitantly expensive private ownership into the more efficient public ownership that means money goes on services and not into private offshore accounts?
Activist account ToryFibs pointed out the obvious:
And the same thread points out that just twelve days ago, Starmer’s Shadow Energy Secretary Ed Miliband said Labour was ‘absolutely’ in favour of common ownership:
And Starmer is not just a grammatical idiot – renationalisation hugely expensive strategic industries has overwhelming public support, yet Starmer – in a ‘rocking-horse-cack-rare clear answer – said this morning that he has no intention of doing it. More than that, in his interminable ‘essay’ last week he promised more privatisation.
Starmer has betrayed Labour members and the people of this country who are groaning under the gouging prices of privatised firms in energy, transport and other vital sectors – and shown himself a multi-faceted moron this morning in his attempt to avoid accountability for it.
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