Privatisation will cost us hundreds of millions if the Tories regain power

Meet the Tweedles: Tweedle-Dunce is sitting at the back looking disgruntled, while Tweedle-Daft just tweedles his thumbs.

Meet the Tweedles: Tweedle-Dunce is sitting at the back looking disgruntled, while Tweedle-Daft just tweedles his thumbs.

Tories will always find something else to privatise, it seems – at exorbitant cost to the national finances. And they’re supposed to be good with the economy?

Here’s an excerpt from a Sturdyblog article today, explaining just one reason why the Conservatives must be defeated:

The government is trying to sell our stake in Urenco. Urenco is a joint venture between the UK, Holland and Germany (effectively – E.On, RWE). Each partner holds a third each giving them collective control, but not individually. Urenco is a Uranium enrichment company. It turns hundreds of millions of profit every year and so, not only does it cost the UK nothing, but contributes to state coffers. It has four Uranium enrichment plants in Cheshire.

The monumental stupidity and shortsightedness of this, I cannot even begin to unpick. First, it is profitable. Second, it operates top secret centrifuge technology, which in the wrong hands could allow the nuclear arming of rogue and failed states the world over. Not to mention having four Uranium enrichment plants on home soil under private ownership. Putting it in private hands reads like the beginning of a bad Hollywood script for a formulaic disaster movie. It is as bad an idea as bad ideas get. (Cut to close-up of Cameron: “What could go wrong?”)

And this government is presented as the “safe”, the “fiscally responsible”, the “sensible” choice by the murder of crows who are the non-domicile, millionaires who run the majority of this country’s media.

This would have already happened, completely under the radar, but for the quite legitimate objections of the Dutch Parliament, which fears the security issues outweigh any short term profit.

Read the rest on Sturdyblog – if you need any more reason to reinforce your resolve to vote the Tories out of office – not just now, but always.

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  1. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl) May 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    How any intelligent person can say that this government is anything but disastrous for our country I cannot begin to understand. This government has been hell-bent on selling off our assets to the highest bidder with no regard for the loss of OUR profits and prestige. If they were to get back in what would there be left for them to sell other than the slavery of the ordinary decent working people.?

    For God’s sake wake up everyone before it is too late.

  2. Jeffery Davies May 7, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Hum sold out should be on the door of number ten they sold us down the river but a lot of ordernary workers believe the tories lies but the tories only goal is to sell all allowing the yanks in whilst they get backhanders and jobs from these companies and whilst the poor pay their taxes the rich get off scot free jeff3

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