Alison Belbin, Birmingham
It should never have been sold off in the first place. It’s a basic need which should be provided for the people by the people.
Andii Bowsher, Sunderland
I can’t see how paying dividends can do anything other than take money away from customer service or lower prices.
Jez Curnow, Edinburgh
People would be happier paying tax if the essential services were to be or stay nationalised.
Michael Tanner, Port Talbot
When I was a teenager I watched Thatcher’s privatisation of UK assets and knew it was bad for citizens and then labour betrayed us. Time to return to rightful owners.
Frank Lane, Doncaster
The only concern I have is that the government can’t even run the country. How are they going to cope with anything else?
Simon Archer, York
The current political concern about energy provision consistently ignores the obvious – that the problems are the consequence of privatisation.
Jane Lowry, Falmouth
The huge growth in profit taken by the Big Six over the last four years – from
Paul Burgess, Torquay
Time to draw the line in the sand methinks.
Caroline Charles, London
Energy is clearly not safe in private hands.
Steve Brady, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
If electricity supply can be run at a profit, that profit should go directly to improving the country not to shareholders. I would have thought that was obvious.
Scilla Allen, Shoreham-by-Sea
To be warm is a basic human right, like a roof over your head – and education and health care.
Stephen Ward, Darlington
Garry Boyle, Brentwood
It’s about time these companies were punished. They’re absolutely disgusting, the lot of them.
Gerald Halligan, Edinburgh
The recent price increases by the major energy companies prey on the most vulnerable members of society solely to boost already record high profits.
Julia Callow, Bournemouth
Re-nationalise and rationalise the energy sector. As long as companies can make a profit exploiting natural resources they will continue to do so.
Jimmy Murray, London
People should not have to choose heating over eating.
Tony Douglas, Lanark
Energy is now an essential for normal living, and thus shouldn’t be run for private profits.
Simon Silvie, Barrow-in-Furness
Restore security and sovereignty by restoring energy, utilities and transport to public ownership.
Jim Dignan, Sheffield
Privatisation of Britain’s public services has been a disaster for consumers, the environment and the economy.
Brian Cann, Yeovil
It should never have happened in the first place. It just cost us all a lot of money. And for what?
Michael Lawson, Borehamwood
obviously privatisation has been a disaster. All the evidence is there. Thatcher was wrong. We need a proper left wing spokesman to highlight this.
Tony Wathen, Sutton
Rip-off utilities companies need sorting out. People before profit.
Dave Waite, Lincoln
Because energy is too important to be left to the spivs.
Blair Breton, Portsmouth
Regulators are captured by their industries and this makes the commercial model act against its consumers if pursuit of profits paid to foreign owners.
Callum Thomas, Brighton
The aim to privatise our natural emerging monopolies would only end in disaster. There is no competition on energy provision and it’s a huge waste of resources.
Richard Lock, Dorking
It’s about time something like this came up. I agree wholeheartedly and wish every success to the campaign, which I will follow and support.
Bob Dennett, Lytham
We may as well bring it back into public ownership as taxpayers are paying for it anyway.
Lesley Downes, Exmouth
There needs to be a common policy, approach and pay structure which realistically focuses on the end consumer.
Matthew Saunders, Barnet
I really wish you good luck in this campaign, because everything in the UK is being privatised.
Stephen Michael, Horley
Without a doubt we need to re-nationalise power companies, as rampant free-market economics is causing misery for the majority.