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I think their approach is governed by the following considerations:

1 They are not prepared to alienate the very public sector unions which actively supported them in election.

2 They do not want to give up control over an activity. I think that it is very hard to convince government to get out of anything.

3 It gives them lots of influence in the marketplace - eg store locations, terms of trade.

4 Making the type of changes that are needed will not help them get re-elected.

5 The only real change that is even feasible is to provide greater access and better service - prices will not go down - so is this the type of benefit that is even worth the effort/bother.
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