April 20, 2013

NEW?:

Conservatives' new 'share-owning democracy' plans (James Kirkup, 19 Apr 2013, The Telegraph)

New measures to boost share ownership could form a central part of Conservative plans to win back the "aspirational" voters who supported Baroness Thatcher's governments.

The Daily Telegraph understands that advisers to David Cameron are to study ways of making it cheaper and easier for households to invest in British companies, especially newly-founded firms.

Ministers are also considering using the potential privatisations of state-owned firms like RBS and Royal Mail to give voters shares.

Some Conservatives believe that boosting share-ownership should sit alongside helping more people buy their own homes in party promises to create an "aspiration nation".

Increasing the number of households with shares in public companies was a major ambition of the Thatcher government, built around the privatisation of major utilities like British Telecom and British Gas.

The return to Thatcherism/New Labour is a good thing, but not a new thing.
Posted by at April 20, 2013 6:19 PM
  

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