Privatisation

17.03.2019

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Michael Plouffe, UCL for The Conversation The US has published its objectives for a proposed trade agreement with the UK – and its thinking highlights just how weak Britain’s bargaining position will be in the post-Brexit global economy. The US trade representative outlines many of the usual… »

30.12.2018

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

By ADAM RAMSAY 28 March 2018 for openDemocracy You can’t understand the Cambridge Analytica scandal until you understand what its parent company does. “The Gulf War Did Not Take Place”. This audacious claim was made by the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard in March 1991, only… »

28.05.2018

Facing legal challenge, Tories hint about scrapping some NHS reforms – but remain wedded to privatising ‘solutions’

Facing legal challenge, Tories hint about scrapping some NHS reforms – but remain wedded to privatising ‘solutions’

by TOMMY GREENE 25 May 2018 for openDemocracy [UK] The effects of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act are now too disastrous to ignore. But Jeremy Hunt’s shift is of rhetoric, not of substance – .and his new “ACO” plans are so dangerous, campaigners… »

18.01.2018

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Carillion directors to hand back their bonuses

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Carillion directors to hand back their bonuses

“Labour leader says failed firm’s executives ‘should not be paid anything at the present time because they have run the company in such a way that all these jobs are at risk’. Jeremy Corbyn has called on the directors of failed construction firm Carillion to give back their multi-million pound bonuses. The… »

18.01.2018

The PFI* bosses fleeced us. Now watch them walk away

The PFI* bosses fleeced us. Now watch them walk away

by George Monbiot for The Guardian When contracts fail, the legal priority is still to pay firms like Carillion. Money is officially more valuable than life Again the “inefficient” state mops up the disasters caused by “efficient” private companies. Just as the army had to step in when G4S… »

14.07.2017

The most foolish NHS privatisation yet?

The most foolish NHS privatisation yet?

By Michael Thorne 13 July 2017 for openDemocracy If private staffing agency fees are damaging the NHS so much, why on earth does the government keep trying to privatise the in-house agency set up to help the NHS avoid the problem? For the… »

05.03.2016

NHS staff shortage “shock”…

NHS staff shortage “shock”…

By JOHN LISTER 3 March 2016 for Open Democrqcy, Our NHS The Beeb [BBC] claimed a scoop in investigative journalism this week – but its findings were no shock to most people. This week the BBC led on its ‘scoop’ – obtained through Freedom Of Information requests – that… »

03.10.2015

EuroMarches adopts the struggle against water privatisation

EuroMarches adopts the struggle against water privatisation

The South-West column of EuroMarches got up early to reach Cáceres at 9am. On the outskirts the marchers were met by around two hundred people who accompanied the march on foot to the town centre. A welcome and farewell event took place before the March left Extremadura to arrive in… »

03.07.2015

To save our health service MPs must stand together and back the NHS Reinstatement Bill

To save our health service MPs must stand together and back the NHS Reinstatement Bill

By Caroline Lucas MP for openDemocracy – OurNHS The Bill, which was last week backed by the British Medical Association, seeks to reinstate the NHS based on its founding principles and rid our health service of the inefficiencies and fragmentation of the market. I’m proud to… »

25.04.2015

TTIP – denial in face of defeat

TTIP – denial in face of defeat

By John Hilary 21 April 2015 for OpenDemocracy, Our NHS This week sees the start of the ninth round of talks towards the infamous Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the EU-US treaty that is widely seen as one of the greatest threats… »

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