Let co-operatives run our services

Take our railways.

Virgin and Stagecoach have made a right mess of the East Coast Line. They’ve admitted they overbid for it, can’t make the profits they’d like and are handing back the franchise three years early to get out of paying the taxpayer £2billion.

So why don’t we set it up as a co-op?

Let the passengers and workers oversee the train service with the Department for Transport running the line. Housing and energy can also be run as co-operatives. People join a co-op to get a home, pay low rent to live there and then hand the home back when they move. People are put before profit.

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