I’m proud to be standing with the one party, Reform UK, that presents a clear policy in favour of British ownership of critical utilities – such as power and water.

Utilities pose problems in a free market, because they tend to be monopolies, which puts them in a position to earn disproportionate profits at the expense of consumers.

The Reform UK proposal is for critical utilities to be 50% in public ownership and 50% owned by British pension funds.

What a terrific idea – ensuring that we have national control (and hence security), and that any surplus profits return either to the British state or to our pensioners. By balancing public and private ownership, we also bring in private sector best practices and provide a safe harbour from the inefficiencies of pure state control.