the 2 benefits of thatcher's utilities gimmick were: the same managers got much bigger wages, and they could slash jobs freely.
remember: residential britain is paying much more per cubic meter of water than any other european country. britain's trains are the most crowded run the longest delays and are the most expensive per mile and minute.
what is amazing is mr cameron magic wand is "not-public".
remember: britain is spending on roads as much as poland and 60% as france and germany, in absolute terms. think what you can do with £1 in poland or germany, and what in the uk. in ppp terms, britain spends as much as greece. and the results are there.
britain is a triple a country that lectures the world on public and private governance and morals, and wants to be an inspiration for others when it comes to democratic institutions. and does not accept to be told what, when or how to do things.
mr cameron, instead of looking at your sorry utilities, look south east for a model for road infrastructure. holland, germany and denmark may give you an idea or two.
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