Monday, September 01, 2008

On this day

in 1989, in Britain, the Conservative Government of Margaret Thatcher began the controversial privatisation of the public water authorities.

The debate at the time was so banal; economic illiterate twats led the way with the "water's free" mantra. How I yearned for one of the ministers at the time to challenge one of the twats with a question asking them if they would get out of bed at 2am to fix a burst water main or maybe work in a factory producing pipes without wages. When I tried it on the pub bores it worked a treat and shut them up for quite a while.

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