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Labour unveils National Grid takeover plan - your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by SDK^, May 16, 2019.

  1. Bear


    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 12,238

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    Absolutely, I see it as a careful balance. The less fortunate should be looked after, no arguements about that but the less fortunate should also understand as you say there is not a limitless money tree and the money comes out of someone pocket.
  2. JeditOjanen


    Joined: Feb 7, 2011

    Posts: 4,123

    A minor tangent here, but colour TVs didn't outnumber B&W until 1976.
  3. ttaskmaster


    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 8,175

    Location: Reading, UK

    Meh. Everyone else we knew around that time had colour. With our B&W telly, we were the working class peasants of the town, even as late as the 1990s*!
    It still works to illustrate the point, though - Labour have a history of not doing very well with utilities, leaving a lot of mess for some other government to clean up, but don't take my word for it - Do it. Renationalise it. See what happens. I'll have a job either way.

    *I never watched TV much myself. I only remember Vic Reeves Big Night Out and had to Google the date it was shown.