Ports to be privatised

  michaelw 15:58 08 Feb 2010
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There'll be Bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover

I'm not convinced this is going to be a good idea click here

  johndrew 16:02 08 Feb 2010

Or to put it another way, "We are desperate for money; sell everything!!"

I feel a further round of price rises coming on.

  peter99co 16:10 08 Feb 2010

If it is bought by the French they will be able to close us down completly when they have a dispute.

  oresome 16:16 08 Feb 2010

When you're strapped for cash, anything that can be sold and would otherwise be demanding investment is fair game to the treasury no doubt.

  Cymro. 16:31 08 Feb 2010

So how come the Tories never sold all this lot off then?

  Monoux 18:30 08 Feb 2010

Favourites to purchase are the French -- if they get it watch them transfer all the illegals in Calais to Dover then refuse to take them back. All the human rights enthusiasts will then demand we keep them here.

  Quickbeam 18:41 08 Feb 2010

I can just see that headline on The Sunday People...

  michaelw 18:50 08 Feb 2010

Those responses are very interesting.

One important issue I'm worried about is if our old 'enemy' the French buy the ports up. I'm neither paranoid nor 'o'phile' but in reality the French are still not too keen on us. Old wounds take a long time to heal.

  canarieslover 18:51 08 Feb 2010

Don't worry. Gordon won't sell until the Pound drops a bit more against the Euro. You know how well he done with our gold reserves.

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