1970s Britain owned its water, transport, mail, energy, millions of council houses and sat on a huge North Sea reserve. The national debt was £80bn. 2022 Britain has no assets & a national debt of £2.5Tn. Neoliberalism started by Thatcher has destroyed the UK. Nick Abbott
She sold off all our assets for a song! All the profits now zip straight off into the hands of foreign owners and off-shore tax havens.
The privatised companies are starved off cash and provide terrible service.
The trains are old, poorly maintained, overcrowded and hugely expensive.
Water companies are polluting our beaches and rivers with raw sewage.
The Royal Mail is obscenely expensive and inefficient. We have an army of vans belting here and there to deliver packages with the harassed drivers on a pittance.
The energy companies charge the earth and make obscene profits for foreign investors.
There is a huge shortage of council housing.
She wasted all the enormous revenue from North Sea oil to beat the unions into submission. We now have terrible low pay, lousy conditions and zero-hours contracts.
Then there’s all the deregulation – to boost profits without a thought for environment, safety or the long-term impact. That led to the financial crash.
It was all short-term gain and long-term loss!!
What an absolute mess the Tories have made of Britain! Everything is based on making profit for the wealthy. They’ve made us poor and are driving us into the ground.
As Ry Cooder said – ‘How can a poor man stand such times and live?’