12 December 2023
At the beginning of December, Sir Keir Starmer wrote in the Sunday Telegraph: "Every moment of meaningful change in modern British politics begins with the realisation that politics must act in service of the British people, rather than dictating to them." He later went on to credit Margaret Thatcher's "driving sense of purpose" as a leader who "sought to drag Britain out of its stupor by setting loose our natural entrepreneurialism."
However, as We Own It founder and director Cat Hobbs explains in this video, Thatcher's attacks on the public services in the 80s have far-reaching consequences; four decades later we're still paying the price for her disastrous experiments with privatisation.
You've made it crystal clear - public ownership is a vote-winner. Politicians truly acting in the service of the British people would lead with that "driving sense of purpose" and bring our key services - the NHS, energy, water, buses, rail and mail - into public ownership.