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Old 10.04.2017, 13:37
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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You do realize that the EU is preventing the UK government from taking a more proactive role in regulating utilities?

Without the EU on our backs, we could decide for ourselves where we want the government to regulate and control things, and where we want the free market to play. And indeed we wouldn't need to ask anybody's permission if we realized things weren't working as intended and we needed to change policies.

This is why people like Corbyn failed to commit to a strong pro remain message.


Because we have seen over the past two decades how much money various British governments have invested in the railway system (bugger all!) but sold off to so many private companies that the U.K. has now one of the most complex, expensive and users unfriendly system in Europe. At the same time, other fabrics of society like British Railway Staff Association Clubs closed down one after the other (not profitable enough, used to survive on subsidies, kept whole communities together)


I don't see France or Germany blaming the EU for interfering with their decisions on how their public transport systems operate.


When a British Government screws up or plans a nice little scheme to get their fat cat mates even richer, they always find the EU a nice little "distractor" and scapegoat for their failings. Soon, they'll have to own up to everything they mess up, no one will be left to blame!
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