Opinion: Cameron and Osborne want growth – at any cost – Benedict Brogran Telegraph – John Gelmini

English: Secretary of State for Business, Inno...

English: Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable with the Deputy PM and Lord President of the Council Nick Clegg by the 2009 UK budget. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cameron and Osborne do not want “growth at any cost” as Benedict Brogan asserts, what they want is the appearance of growth and enough “feelgood factor” from those who will vote for them.

They plan to achieve this, as Dr Alf has identified, by creating a mini-housing boom, and a consumer led recovery by those people at work, through increased credit card lending and secured lending.

Growth means exports, genuine new businesses starting up and expansion through organic growth of UK Mid Caps or what should be our “Mittelstand“.

It is all smoke and mirrors and too little too late, particularly on the part of the so called “Business SecretaryVince Cable who is so complacent he is horizontal enough to work as a bed tester for John Lewis.

Dr Alf’s description of whitewashing evidence for growth is accurate and as for growth potential it will not be realized unless the Government and the country put in the hard work and pay the price.

John Gelmini

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Opinion: Cameron orders examination on how to force water companies to cut bill ex Guardian – John Gelmini

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English: David Cameron, Prime Minister of the ...

English: David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the privatized water companies are acting as an oligopoly but because there are too few of them there is no effective competition.

David Cameron “looking into ” the situation is carte blanche for these water companies to do as they like as whatever David Cameron “looks into” results in absolutely nothing being done or even if it is the recipients of his strictures ignore him.

The solution is more water companies and punitive action against people like Thames Waters’ directors, who until recently, presided over 50% leakage rates, and the worst customer service in the country, barring South West Water the prime polluters in that area.

Leakage rates, in Merkel’s Germany, are in contrast, just 5% compared to an average of 35% in this country.

Perhaps, it is time time for the UK Government to force the sale of the UK’s water companies to the likes of the German utilities?

John Gelmini

 

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