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Come one, come all to the Bolehland bailout bazaar!

The cult and culture of privatisation continues in Bolehland. It is being pushed, promoted and peddled by the present government, one which won the general election on a platform of change, but with little to show except for the prime minister's towering humility.

The country's assets are placed in the hands of the handpicked children, 'cousins', cronies and courtiers of the political elite. Only a year in existence, and they are out to sell the last bits of the country's silver.

The promises of privatisation are played up to the full as profitable public utilities are turned into private monopolies as the process of privatisation ironically paves the way for lesser accountability and transparency.

Privatisation's costly price will, quite evidently and eventually, be paid by the people and their children. Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the country's debts.

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