Join Ed Millibands Fight

Ed Milliband has hit the ‘nail’.  However wittily and amusing Mr Hislop seems when describing ‘Red Ed’ or how crass and bombastic the Daily Mail gets regarding his parentage he has hit that nail. The personal insults thrown at him by many so-called superior minds plus those who can only insult him by comparing his looks to Wallace, Ed Milliband has struck a chord with the British public. His remarks regarding a cost of living that leaves people at the bottom of the social and economic ladder taking a hit, whilst the middle classes suffer disproportionately to those who can afford to run away to a tax haven, are on target. The likes of international companies who look for a country with a tax regime that suits their needs shows what we are up against.

Many large power companies have a unique way of carrying out their business’s.  They sell the basic raw material be it gas or oil, to themselves irrespective of the cost of extracting it. They charge the spot wholesale price, this is of course, after speculators have forced the price up, so that they can make a fat profit using cheap money supplied by the central banks. The banks call it quantitive easing but in reality they are lending money to the very wealthy at zero percent interest, you try to get a mortgage at that rate they will laugh at you.

Most of the monopoly industries are supposed to be regulated, so why is it that they only make noises and threats when they are threatened themselves? was it such a good idea to privatize everything? what was it Harold Macmillan Said, “sell off the family jewels”. What have the British people gained by handing over all our assets to International companies who’s only interest is the profit margin, perhaps it is time to re-nationalize these monopolies.

The government does not care if the vast majority of the population suffer economically because they are all very wealthy. Ed Milliband is driving the discussion on the cost of living. He is questioning the energy companies monopoly pricing, which is overlooked by a useless set of regulators who nod through price rises irrespective of the costs to the public. These companies – who purchase their raw materials on long-term contracts – are not being run properly. Today we hear that the gas companies have failed to conserve gas for the coming winter, why? so prices will have to go up and that means bigger dividends  for their share holders. It seems that the regulators cannot do their jobs properly. Join Ed’s stand or get your thermals out……

(c) Michael Douglas Bosc

About michaeldouglasbosc

I am retired and live with my wife on a small olive finca in the middle of a forest in the mountains of Spain in Catalonya. I served 9years in the armed services, am an engineer and because of my love of navy sailing ships a naval historian of the 1700-1800's, plus the author of 10 books. When I retired I started writing adult books my first being A Soldiers Wind. Then came Stanley's story again adult books such was his life. Another book on life in the 1950's this very much an adult book. I have now returned to my love of the sea and my latest navy book 'A Plymouth Story' follows the life of Dr James Blackstock. But Clearing In The Forest is an historical fantasy set in the middle ages at the end of King Johns reign. All the books are published on Kindle and Create a Space in paperback. I have worked all my life and for relaxation I sailed a coastal yacht for many years, but deep inside me was a writer waiting to get out. So when I retired I started writing I find story telling both relaxing and - for me - a pleasure.
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