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Thread: East coast mainline back in public hands

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    I want water flowing out of the tap at a reasonable price and not filling the boots of shareholders because any competition in the water industry is imaginary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Jefe View Post
    What does it matter what their CEO gets paid? - the are there is provide a single service and if they cannot do that then their wage structure is totally irrelevant.
    the head of the water board was paid a salary commensurate with a manager of a large bank or factory chain because they were a factory that produced water, not a bloody golfing holiday chain.

    perhaps you should research the history of welsh water, and in particular hyder;s leisure portfolio, and the money opaid notto deliver weater to drinkers of water, but holidays in the luxury resorts they owned. and you should also pause, before you make an even bigger fool of yourself, to consider that unlike every other privatised commodity I **CANT** change my water supplier i am stuck with the bar stewards that have the monopoly on my tap...
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnofgwent View Post
    the head of the water board was paid a salary commensurate with a manager of a large bank or factory chain because they were a factory that produced water, not a bloody golfing holiday chain.

    perhaps you should research the history of welsh water, and in particular hyder;s leisure portfolio, and the money opaid notto deliver weater to drinkers of water, but holidays in the luxury resorts they owned. and you should also pause, before you make an even bigger fool of yourself, to consider that unlike every other privatised commodity I **CANT** change my water supplier i am stuck with the bar stewards that have the monopoly on my tap...
    Well the history is that under nationalised control the water boards were starved of investment and we had massive problems with pollution of our beaches and rivers because of that.

    That is what a govenrment controlled monoploy delivers - because Governments always have better uses for the money that show results faster.

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