It’s easy to slip into a negative feeling about political mischief, corruption and so on. I’d be very surprised if most of the vilified people don’t have a kind and generous side, and people who have little but good things to say about them.
The Land Registry in England and Wales earns money for the Treasury. Last year it gave £119M ($169M) back to the UK Treasury. Naturally enough selling it is a government aspiration — ideology being what it is.