Letters: Cuts, cuts and more cuts
The continuing cuts in public services of all kinds are taking a dreadful toll on communities throughout the UK, undoing decades of struggle to put them in place.
The continuing fall in the value of wages, particularly now with higher prices every week, should convince the majority of the working population that private ownership of major industries are incapable of any other action.
There have been slumps in varying degrees of severity, the cost of which being passed on to the population; there can be no justification for such callousness in the pursuit of profit-making by privileged financial investors.
All of this show the urgent need for public ownership of at least the essential services: energy distributors, passenger transport (rail, bus and tram), water supply and sewerage – all of these industries should be working for the benefit of ALL, not a few investors.
We have to move on from the failed system of private ownership: there is no logical reason or sense in not doing so.