Majority of voters say key public services should be nationalised, new poll reveals

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By: Mike Underwood


A new poll by Omnisis shows that most voters want key public services such as water, energy and rail to be nationalised.

More than two thirds (68%) said water services should be nationalised, with only 16% saying they should remain privately owned. 16% didn’t know. 

Pollsters asked the question after it emerged that water companies are reportedly pushing for bills in England to rise by up to 40% to pay for the cost of dealing with the sewage crisis and the climate emergency.

Meanwhile, 61% of UK voters said gas and electricity services should be nationalised, with 22% saying they should stay private and 17% didn’t know.

And 63% said the railways should be nationalised with 21% saying they should remain in the hands of private operators and 16% didn’t know.

Voters were happy, however, for communications to stay in private ownership. 48% said mobile phone networks should remain private, with 32% saying they should be nationalised and 21% didn’t know.

And 41% said broadband services should remain private compared to 38% saying they should be nationalised and 21% didn’t know.


Make energy public


Keep energy private


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Did Court of Appeal judges get it right on Rwanda? 

Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda suffered a blow after the court of appeal ruled by a majority of two to one that it was unlawful this week.

But voters were split on whether the ruling was right and moral, according to a new Omnisis poll. 

Pollsters found 33% of voters agreed that the judges made the correct decision compared to 32% who disagreed. 34% said they neither agreed or disagreed.

And 33% agreed that it was “moral” to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, while 34% disagreed and 33% said neither.

Finally, more than a third of voters said the Government should abandon its Rwanda plan with 36% agreeing it should be ditched, 30% disagreeing and 35% said neither.



Judges made the right decision



Judges made the wrong decision





By: Mike Underwood

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