Swimming With The Turds
Is there anything more absurd
Than swimming with a turd?
While bonuses of share holders
Zoom to fill their folders.
Putting profit before us
As they shove us under the bus.
Water companies not doing what they oughta
So we can now walk upon the water!
Storm drains pour out the poo
While CEOs don’t care what they do!
The sea is now a cesspool
With rivers completely full!
Ocean’s browns no longer blues
As the contents of our loos
Full of pees and do’s
Is being pumped into the news.
Now the sea is full of lumps
With shareholders making money
Out of our dumps!
Opher – 21.6.2023
Margaret Thatcher and the Tory Party privatised the Water Companies in 1989. She basically sold the water off to foreign investors so they could make money out of us.
Like all the other Tory sell-offs they were sold off on the cheap and rich investors made a long-term gain for our measly short-term profit.
But politicians only think short-term. The next election looms. They sell off the future for a tiny short-term gain to get themselves re-elected. (Hence the power, housing, post and rail were all sold for a song to the wealthy with long-term great harm to us!)
Between 71% and 90% of our water is owned by foreign companies in places like Malaysia and Hong Kong. They cream off profit from the amount we pay.
Since privatisation these wealthy foreigners have creamed of a staggering £72 billion for their shareholders and created £53 billion debt.
We have a record number of incidents of raw sewage being dumped in rivers and seas and a record low of repair and maintenance.
Another example of Tories taking from the poor and giving to the rich. We’re not just swimming with the turds in our seas we’re doing it metaphorically too with our politicians!