This second piece in our mini-series assessing his performance at DEFRA argues that he has taken a few strong first steps – but that real results are needed.
Posts Tagged: Water industry
James Frayne: The most effective case against nationalisation is the one that neither MPs nor businesses want to use
The injection of the truth that it would mean politicians in charge of services is enough to make most people see sense.
The Government must always stand up to businesses’ excesses, without losing sight of the huge benefits that partnerships have brought.
If we can win the argument for well-regulated, competitive provision of essential services in this sector, we can win it elsewhere.
Plus: As I bask by a sun-illuminated swimming pool on holiday in Spain, I reflect on how the Spanish respond if you try to fiddle your water supply…
My local experience as a constituency MP has been a reminder of how nationalisation failed and privatisation works.