Labour Government Would Rectify National Scandal of Tory Sale of Britain’s Railways, Power & Water Supplies


Nearly 75% of Britain’s railways is now under foreign ownership, to some extent, as a consequence of successive Conservative government mismanagement and/or political maladministration.




Foreign Ownership of Britain’s Railways

  • Japanese companies own London North Western & West Midland Rail.
  • Mersey Rail is owned by a Dutch firm.
  • Chiltern and Cross Country Rail owned by Deutsche Bahn.
  • Docklands Light Railway is owned by Spanish and French firms.
  • Essex Thameside is owned by Italy’s Trenitalia.
  • Gatwick Express is part French owned.
  • Grand Central is owned by the German state.
  • Greater Anglia is owned by the Dutch state company, Abellio.
  • London Midland Rail is part French owned.
  • London Overground is owned by the German state.
  • Northern Rail is owned by the German state.
  • ScotRail is Dutch owned.
  • Southern Rail and South Eastern are part French owned.
  • Thameslink is part French owned.
  • Tyne & Wear Metro is owned by the German state.
  • Wales & Borders/or is owned by the German state.
  • Eurostar is French and Belgian owned.
  • National Express is Italian owned.


  • EDF Energy is majority owned by the French Government.
  • E-ON is based in Germany.
  • N Power is German owned.
  • Scottish Power is Spanish owned.


  • UK Mail is part of Deutsche Post
  • Royal Mail’s largest shareholder is believed to be a Hedge Fund.


  • South East Water is owned by Canada and Australia.
  • Thames Water is Australian and Chinese owned.
  • Yorkshire Water is owned by Citigroup and a Singapore Wealth Fund.
  • Northumbria Water is owned by Hong Kong interests.
  • Anglian Water is part owned by US and Canada.
  • Bristol Water is owned by Canadian, Spanish and Japanese consortium.
  • Cambridge Water by a Hong Kong company.
  • Essex and Suffolk Water by Hong Kong.
  • Bournemouth and West Hampshire is Singapore owned.
  • South Staffs Water is US based.
  • Wessex Water is Malaysian owned.


  • Vodafone is owned by VZ of America.
  • O2 is owned by Telefonica of Spain.
  • Tiscali is Italian.
  • Sky is owned by Comcast Corp of America.

The information above is from reliable sources and believed to be accurate as at 1st January 2019.  


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Hans Stehling (pen name) is an analyst based in the UK. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.

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