Patricia Borlenghi, Manningtree
Privatisation instead of state monopoly was meant to lead to competition and lower prices for consumers. This hasn’t happened and rich bosses make even more profit.
Susan Pearce, Oldham
Public utilities for the public. Not massive profits for foreign companies while we freeze.
Simon Archer, York
The current political concern about energy provision consistently ignores the obvious – that the problems are the consequence of privatisation.
Graham Smith, Barnard Castle
The government could be making all the profit and then reduce taxes and improve public services.
Julia Hector, Stirling
No-one should be profiting out of the essentials of life; any surplus should be going back into the public purse.
Jennifer Andrew, Oxford
It’s crazy. We have the skills and the unemployed so we should use them.
Stephen Chambers, Strood
It’s about time these big companies are called to account for pricing people out of their basic day-to-day needs.
Lynne Campbell, Co. Durham
These energy companies are like a mafia, using the consumer as a cash cow. The Government doesn’t want to do anything to stop it because half the MPs are shareholders.
Iain Logan, Liverpool
Start with the railways, then re-nationalise gas, water and electricity. Hands off the Royal Mail too!
Robert Gordon, Nottingham
It is time we all said enough is enough. Thank you for organising this petition.
Christine & Vic Taylor, Keyworth
Get it back in our hands, with proper, democratically-consulted safeguards against bad management this time.
Bob Green, Sheffield
I’m sat in a cold freezing room writing this with my feet in the cat box, just to keep some warmth and circulation going.
Sandra Humphries, Southsea
Privatisation wouldn’t have been so bad if the prices hadn’t been driven up so far so fast and the services degraded. Shareholders and businessmen are all greedy.
Jack Grout, Huddersfield
Electricity and gas are now a vital part of our everyday lives. It is morally wrong to profit from something the people are so dependant on.
Bernadette Reid, Harrogate
This cartel of foreign-owned utilities should be more accountable.
Mark Arnold, Southend-on-Sea
Everyone needs to stand together and join us in rolling back the control of market forces.
Antony Silson, Keighley
You know it makes sense.
Enough is enough.
Susan Aldrich, Filey
Give us back our freedom that our parents fought for and stop ripping us off.
John Price, Oakham
Maggie Sold off the taxpayers’ property without their permission, leading to the chaos and profiteering, substandard maintenance and horrendous price Increases.
Susan Rogers, Whalley Range
We need cheaper fuel.
Christine De-Pulford, Frome
This country should by now be secure in the provision of clean, renewable, affordable energy. It is the shame of recent governments that we are not.
Roger Dickings, Peterborough
It’s plain common sense.
Moira Smith, Kent
Keep up the good work. We are on an electric key meter. Not many companies do it so it makes it hard to change.
Geoffrey Allen, Cramlington
The voice and will of the silent majority needs to be heard.
Steve Waldenberg, Leeds
Good idea. As it would cost, why not set up a publicly owned company, cut the other’s prices and they will soon cease trading?
Jim Roche, Leeds
Energy, rail and health are strategic resources that should be government controlled. We’ve already got health, so there are two to go.
Brian McCaig, Renfrew
It’s time to take back what’s ours.
Common sense over greed, please.
John Crawford, Burscough
It cannot be right that businesses make huge profits from energy.