This lie shows that both #BorisJohnson AND #KeirStarmer are toxic to the public

Among the litany of lies that Boris Johnson paraded before MPs – and the general public – at Prime Minister’s Questions on January 5 was that Labour would re-nationalise the privatised energy firms if it could.

When Jeremy Corbyn was Labour leader, this would have been an accurate claim – and as a result the public would have been much better-off if he had become prime minister.

The existence of the energy firms as private organisations means not only that the public must shoulder the burden of skyrocketing prices, caused by Johnson’s incompetence as a national leader, but also that we must contributed to their shareholders’ annual increase in profits, no matter what other costs face us.

It’s a form of daylight robbery, you see. We all need energy – I’m using it to write this article on my computer and you’re using it to read the piece, for just one example. That’s why it should rightly be run by the state as a national asset, rather than by profit-grubbers as a get-rich-quick scheme.

The Tories – and the energy bosses, and their shareholders – know we have to have what they’re selling, so they know that we have to pay the hugely-inflated prices they demand. We simply have no choice.

And that’s ironic, considering the way a previous Tory government forced privatisation on us by saying it would give us more choice.

The fact that Johnson’s PMQs claim is a lie therefore reflects just as poorly on Labour – now – as it does on him, because current Labour leader Keir Starmer has u-turned on the re-nationalisation policy and announced at the party conference last autumn that a Labour government would not, now, return the energy firms to public ownership.

Here’s the video clip:

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