Labour leader rejects nationalised energy even as public faces soaring bills for private profit
Keir Starmer has again rejected the idea of renationalising energy companies, even though a caller to LBC pointed out that huge rises are driven by private profits – or in the case of her energy company, into the coffers of the French government.
Starmer told the woman – twice – that he’s ‘not in favour’ of nationalisation, even though he had to acknowledge that householders are under massive pressure from rising bills, seemingly to the surprise of even the right-wing show host, who saw the logic of the woman’s point:
And Starmer’s claim he is ‘not in favour’ of nationalisation highlights his bare-faced deception of Labour members, whom he told – in his formal campaign pledge document, no less, that he would bring back ‘common ownership’ of public services, specifically including energy – and he even put his signature to it to reinforce the con:
Starmer’s supporters -and even, laughably, Starmer himself – have tried to weasel out of accusations of dishonesty by claiming that ‘common ownership’ doesn’t mean nationalisation. They have yet to explain what else it might mean.
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