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#722536 - 6th Sep 2012 11:05pm United Utilities
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For anyone who may be interested. It looks as if United Utilities will be the next to go to foreign ownership.
Good old U.K. Not much left really.

http://www.selftrade.co.uk/news-information/news.php?fullview=1&idNews=13506954&submit=

China have recently taken a gas company of South Wales which was Australian owned!

This was 2010. Bonuses


http://manchestermule.com/article/more-j...-up-own-bonuses


Edited by granny (6th Sep 2012 11:19pm)
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#722549 - 7th Sep 2012 5:24am Re: United Utilities [Re: granny]
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Well, ain't that just great ?? The soaring profits these outfits make out of me & thee is unbelievable - unbelievable until the utility bills thud onto your doormat of course. (Looks for pewking emoticon) There'll be extra large cigars being passed around the Board Room tables I'm sure.

Thanks granny.

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#722763 - 7th Sep 2012 11:13pm Re: United Utilities [Re: granny]
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Before Maggie, just think about what we, the British people owned collectively. Now all gone and mostly foreign-owned:

British Rail,
British Telecom,
British Airways,
British Steel,
British Petroleum,
Britoil,
British Gas,
The Electricity industry,
The Water industry,
British Coal,
Cable & Wireless,
Almost every bus company,
Almost every port,
British Airports Authority,
National Air Traffic Control,
Girobank,
The TSB.

It's very worrying for our future as so much of our infrastructure is now owned overseas.

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#722899 - 8th Sep 2012 4:01pm Re: United Utilities [Re: granny]
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I want to know how I can get a village in Africa fresh water for £2 a month, yet here it costs £47 a month!!
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#722901 - 8th Sep 2012 4:07pm Re: United Utilities [Re: granny]
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let us know when you find out wench, as its all doom and gloom here at the moment.

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#723093 - 9th Sep 2012 10:46am Re: United Utilities [Re: Wench]
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Originally Posted By: Wench
I want to know how I can get a village in Africa fresh water for £2 a month, yet here it costs £47 a month!!


Because our water is provided by private companies. Simple! They have to make large profits and give dividends to shareholders. Their priority is not to you or me, but to their shareholders. Privatisation is the elephant in the room. Whilst our utilities are private then they will rip us off. If we want better quality, forward-looking, cheaper utilities then we need to press our politicians to renationalise them.

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#723106 - 9th Sep 2012 11:09am Re: United Utilities [Re: Touchstone]
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Originally Posted By: Touchstone
Originally Posted By: Wench
I want to know how I can get a village in Africa fresh water for £2 a month, yet here it costs £47 a month!!


Because our water is provided by private companies. Simple! They have to make large profits and give dividends to shareholders. Their priority is not to you or me, but to their shareholders. Privatisation is the elephant in the room. Whilst our utilities are private then they will rip us off. If we want better quality, forward-looking, cheaper utilities then we need to press our politicians to renationalise them.


About 20 years too late for that Touchstone. Nobody(politicians) so far, has shown any interest whatsoever in going down that route.They and we, all know why. Some may voice mutterings in a half hearted way, without any conviction behind them.

To Wench: £2 a month is a lot of money in an African Village. They can build and set up a school for between £6000 and £8000. Should we start a fund for African schools on Wiki, we can probably all be able to give something.Even if it's only £2. With 8585 members, we could buy 2 schools!


Edited by granny (9th Sep 2012 11:16am)
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#723206 - 9th Sep 2012 4:29pm Re: United Utilities [Re: Touchstone]
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Originally Posted By: Touchstone

If we want better quality, forward-looking, cheaper utilities then we need to press our politicians to renationalise them.


How is that going to help us? We (the collective "we") have to pay in the end. I can't recall a nationalised industry which wasn't subsidised by the Government.
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#723213 - 9th Sep 2012 4:32pm Re: United Utilities [Re: Wench]
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Originally Posted By: Wench
I want to know how I can get a village in Africa fresh water for £2 a month, yet here it costs £47 a month!!


£47 a month? here, in Severn Trent area I pay £12.
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#723241 - 9th Sep 2012 5:26pm Re: United Utilities [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: chriskay
Originally Posted By: Wench
I want to know how I can get a village in Africa fresh water for £2 a month, yet here it costs £47 a month!!


£47 a month? here, in Severn Trent area I pay £12.


£12 a month? Here, in my area I pay nothing! Natural spring on hill above the house. Pure as pure can be !! Too high up for mains water.


Edited by Pinzgauer (9th Sep 2012 5:29pm)

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#723292 - 9th Sep 2012 7:29pm Re: United Utilities [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Pinzgauer


£12 a month? Here, in my area I pay nothing! Natural spring on hill above the house. Pure as pure can be !! Too high up for mains water.


Ha! tight bloody Scotsman. grin
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#723294 - 9th Sep 2012 7:36pm Re: United Utilities [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Pinzgauer
Originally Posted By: chriskay
Originally Posted By: Wench
I want to know how I can get a village in Africa fresh water for £2 a month, yet here it costs £47 a month!!


£47 a month? here, in Severn Trent area I pay £12.


£12 a month? Here, in my area I pay nothing! Natural spring on hill above the house. Pure as pure can be !! Too high up for mains water.

Oh Yeh, Na na nana na! A hill, a bucket and a pinny. 'The hills are alive with the sound of music' ?


Edited by granny (9th Sep 2012 7:37pm)
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#723304 - 9th Sep 2012 7:59pm Re: United Utilities [Re: granny]
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Do I detect just a hint of jealousy??

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#723318 - 9th Sep 2012 8:48pm Re: United Utilities [Re: ]
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Too right Pinz! FREE water!!!!
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#723382 - 9th Sep 2012 10:59pm Re: United Utilities [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Pinzgauer
Do I detect just a hint of jealousy??


YES!!!
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