Posts Tagged ‘Nationalisation’

A lot of socialists believe in nationalised industries. A leaked Labour manifesto from earlier this year proposed a partial re-nationalisation of some of Britain’s biggest firms. Britain used to have a lot of nationalised businesses. They were owned by the state and included coal mining, steel manufacture, water, electricity and the railways. Nowadays, these industries […]


The railways in Britain are rubbish. Half a million people have taken to Twitter in the last 12 months to shame the train companies responsible. This has led to people calling for the railways to be re-nationalised. That is not the answer. The problem is, they’re not private enough. Capitalism works because free-market competition forces […]