Opinion – ‘It’s essential to life’: Ofwat’s Rachel Fletcher sets a new course for water – via the Guardian

Social contracts‘ proposed in this article are for the birds. In a fashionable term, it’s ‘highly nebulous’! A Far-Left Labour will try to re-nationalize public utilities, financial constraints permitting. A Conservative government needs to look to populism for the way forward. Across Europe people are distrustful of elites and experts. ‘Ordinary people’ know about UK former nationalized industries, their costs and their service/quality levels. I totally disagree with this op-ed Guardian article by Ofwat’s, Rachel Fletcher. A Conservative Government needs a radical change agenda for public services – the best place to start is to fire the regular and start again with ‘zero based design’. For another industry, consider British Air Transport, with their Third World quality/service levels, but lots of status quo cost-plus facilities – fundamentally wrong in  oligopolies.  Thoughts?

My Ten Most Popular Tweets – Nov. 2018

Here are my top tweets for November, 2018, ranked by popularity. Thoughts?

1. Brexiters refusing to believe their region will be worse off until they see it written on a bus – via
2. Vast armies of & soon became unpopular for their hard medicine & pain that they inflicted, especially the . The massive impact of & economic growth in the developing world brought permanent change to traditional industries.
3. ‘s pitch to is the latest desperate gambit to whitewash an omnishambles on
4. William Hague’s powerful op-ed in argues how MPs will secure a government for the . Dangerous times where downside risks swamp upside opportunities. Thoughts?
5. Good but scary article. argues that increasing number of Tories favour a ‘managed no-deal’ on Brexit. But ‘pizza plotters’ risk more than ‘acid reflux & voters will see Jeremy Corbyn glued to fence. Time to hope for the best & plan for the worst.
6. The EU will turn us into captives if we sign up to this appalling sell-out of a deal via
7. ‘Larry the Cat’ is back. Will the Downing Street cats come to the rescue?
8. Red meat for , this is currently the ‘s most read story. Argueing that is fatally flawed, so time to jump ship. ‘Man the lifeboats. Everybody in the lifeboats. It’s
9. What is significant is the extent to which has become , as a push-back against highly who have failed to deal effectively with structural change. But Populism is not the same as .
10. Shame on the for not being more focused on . It’s not new. It owes it’s origins to the Yalta settlement & the great boom in international agencies, like the and subsequently the .