Monday, May 21, 2018

Overwhelming Support For Nationalisation of UK Infrastructure Industries

I previously wrote about how Corbyn's policies were becoming part of the political mainstream. The latest survey data shows that there is significant support for his policies on nationalisation.

A poll published late last year by the Legatum Institute and Populus found overwhelming support for public ownership of the UK’s water (83 per cent), electricity (77 per cent), gas (77 per cent) and railway (76 per cent).

Corbyn may have low personal ratings and Labour may be behind in the current polls but on nationalisation they appear to be in tune with public thinking. While some may argue that the true costs and impact of nationalisation have not been adequately exposed, three quarters of the public currently support Labour's policies in this area.