Saturday 10 December 2016

Sold out

Published 17/01/2012 | 05:00

The recent letter by Brian Abbott (Letters, January 14) is one of the most insightful and intelligent pieces of commentary that I have read anywhere in quite some time.

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The prospect of private sector profit-seekers deciding who does and does not get electricity or which community does or does not get a bus service is unnerving to say the least, especially since these decisions would be made based on an ability to make profit, with no regard given to the social consequences of such decisions.

The idea that the sale of state assets to the tune of €2bn or even €5bn would make any significant difference to our national debt or interest rate is laughable.

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