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11 minutes ago, Monkeys Fist said:

Government sponsored porn :good:

 

Aye but nationalisation inevitably restricts consumer choice so the only genre available will be Diane Abbott themed hentai.

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15 minutes ago, ewerk said:

There are certain industries that are better off in public hands and some better off with private competition. In NI we have one water company that is government owned and we don't pay any water bills. I can't understand why something like that is privatised or what the hell the benefit of it is to the public.

Trains, in my opinion, should be privatised with competition benefitting the consumer but that has been tried and failed so should go back to public ownership.

But I just can't see any need or justification to nationalise broadband and provide it free of charge. It seems a step too far to me.

I've read this morning that countries with state providers have coverage in the 90%s (top countries probably) while the UK is 10% - that's Thatchers legacy. Supposedly competition should have worked its magic and provided it but surprisingly it didn't. 

 

I think the benefits would be huge - more home working with saved commuting costs being a major one. 

 

 

 

 

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Home working only suits a small proportion of the population. And what speeds would be needed to achieve home working? I was doing it years ago on a 8mb connection.

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14 minutes ago, ewerk said:

Aye but nationalisation inevitably restricts consumer choice so the only genre available will be Diane Abbott themed hentai.

:omgwank::omgwank::omgwank: I love it when you talk dirty. 

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Refused to engage with questions about his kids or confirm how many he has. Can you think of anyone you know who won't answer a question about how many children they have? That is so fucking bizarre as to be mind-bending. 

 

He's allowed to get away with it by getting all "please I ask you to respect that I don't answer questions about my children", but I would love to see someone not let it drop and keep hammering him on how fucking odd it is that he isn't even prepared to settle on a total. Just fucking add them up and say the number, that's all. 

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While I'm loathe to support him on anything, and fully appreciate this line of questioning hurts him, I don't really see what relevance this has to anything. All it's being used for is to make him look less favourable in the eyes of the the holier than thou. And yes, that's good - especially if they're prepared to ignore the plethora of other issues in which he behaves in disreputable ways. But at the same time it's a bit depressing to see that this is the line of attack, in amongst all the superior ones, that appears to be sticking.

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Plainly trying to get out of paying for one or more of them. Yes, let's have someone of that character running the country. If he lived on a council estate he'd be annihilated for that if for some reason he came to the attention of the tabloid press. 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, PaddockLad said:

If he lived on a council estate he'd be annihilated for that if for some reason he came to the attention of the tabloid press. 

 

Or if it was Corbyn, let's be honest.

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If Boris was my Dad, I wouldn’t want him telling anyone. 
 

Not defending the cunt, mind. If you can’t be honest about something as straightforward as “ how many kids have you got”, it doesn’t bode well for his integrity on other matters. 
 

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nationalise-royal-mail-energy-water-savings-bills-national-grid-a9203636.html?fbclid=IwAR01MJMc4X7GG0UIAIGA6tNoNoRlcGDKqDkR_ttyeg-IcFoguC9WoRtpvAg

 

From the article:

 

The nationalisation of water, energy grids and the Royal Mail would save UK households £7.8bn a year and pay for itself within seven years, according to new academic research.

A report by Greenwich University’s Public Service International Research Unit put the total cost of compensation to private sector owners at just £49.7bn – around a quarter of the widely quoted £196bn price tag calculated by the CBI last month, which also covered rail.

Labour’s manifesto for the 12 December general election is expected to include commitments to take the rail network, National Grid, water and mail delivery back into public hands.

PSIRU director David Hall said his estimates were based on compensating shareholders for the amount they have invested in utilities being taken into public hands, rather than paying out a “market value” price as the CBI suggested.

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1 hour ago, Rayvin said:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nationalise-royal-mail-energy-water-savings-bills-national-grid-a9203636.html?fbclid=IwAR01MJMc4X7GG0UIAIGA6tNoNoRlcGDKqDkR_ttyeg-IcFoguC9WoRtpvAg

 

From the article:

 

The nationalisation of water, energy grids and the Royal Mail would save UK households £7.8bn a year and pay for itself within seven years, according to new academic research.

A report by Greenwich University’s Public Service International Research Unit put the total cost of compensation to private sector owners at just £49.7bn – around a quarter of the widely quoted £196bn price tag calculated by the CBI last month, which also covered rail.

Labour’s manifesto for the 12 December general election is expected to include commitments to take the rail network, National Grid, water and mail delivery back into public hands.

PSIRU director David Hall said his estimates were based on compensating shareholders for the amount they have invested in utilities being taken into public hands, rather than paying out a “market value” price as the CBI suggested.

Yeah except they’d have to pay market value or near to it unless they wanted to fuck the stock market and therefore pension holders.

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45 minutes ago, ewerk said:

Yeah except they’d have to pay market value or near to it unless they wanted to fuck the stock market and therefore pension holders.

 

Even if it takes 4 times as long (market value over compensation value) and therefore takes 28 years to pay itself off, is that still not worth it? And, I might add, quicker at paying itself off than Brexit is meant to be by almost twice as much.

 

Although I think you're perhaps overestimating the extent Labour care about the stock market. Would £150bn being wiped out really even faze it? I appreciate the precedent it sets would be alarming though.

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Tremendous from Munchetty. :lol:

 

The utterly weird cunt concocting an NHS story about the time he stood on a broken cafetiere at a barbecue. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, ewerk said:

Yeah except they’d have to pay market value or near to it unless they wanted to fuck the stock market and therefore pension holders.

 

Free broadband piped to your caravan though innit. Uploading your bareknuckle call-out videos at breakneck speed. Just embrace it. 

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12 minutes ago, Gemmill said:

 

 

Tremendous from Munchetty. :lol:

 

The utterly weird cunt concocting an NHS story about the time he stood on a broken cafetiere at a barbecue. 

 

 


Naga is the most passive aggressive person in Western Europe. She’s like a human cactus :cuppa:

 

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