Privatisation

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Taxpayers lost billions on MoD housing – so I can’t feel sorry for Terra Firma
Privatisation mania in the 1990s led to a disastrous deal with Guy Hands – ministers are right to try to rectify the situation

Nils Pratley

27, Jan, 2022 @7:48 PM

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MoD seeks to buy back 38,000 homes leased from billionaire
Guy Hands and Annington Homes, rather than taxpayers, benefited from soaring UK property market after 1996 privatisation

Julia Kollewe

27, Jan, 2022 @3:39 PM

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Waiting lists must not be a pretext for privatising the NHS | Stella Creasy
The government is pouring money into private healthcare firms. But who is really benefiting, asks Labour MP Stella Creasy

Stella Creasy

23, Jan, 2022 @4:43 PM

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The Guardian view on water pollution: come clean on sewage | Editorial
Editorial: If the water industry is to improve its dismal performance, regulators need to be open with the public

Editorial

18, Jan, 2022 @6:51 PM

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End of the line for the UK’s privatised rail disaster | Letters
Letters: Responses to an article by Christian Wolmar about the state of British railway services and the need for nationalisation

Letters

12, Jan, 2022 @6:37 PM

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Privatisation of Turing exchange scheme will affect students | Letter
Letter: Roger Iredale on Capita’s takeover of the student exchange programme from the British Council, and the myth that privatisation equals efficiency

Letters

13, Dec, 2021 @5:14 PM

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Government’s vaccination strategy is not designed to support the NHS | Letters
Letters: Shaun Soper on why a well-functioning health service is at odds with the Tory privatisation agenda, and Dr Tim Owen on training people to vaccinate

Letters

08, Dec, 2021 @5:20 PM

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The energy crisis shows precisely why this industry should be in public hands | Christine Berry
It’s time to recognise that the privatisation experiment has failed, says writer and researcher Christine Berry

Christine Berry

03, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The UK energy sector must be brought back into public ownership as soon as possible | Joseph Baines and Sandy Brian Hager
The collapse of Bulb is more proof that privatisation has been a costly and dismal failure for consumers, say Joseph Baines and Sandy Brian Hager, lecturers in international political economy

Joseph Baines and Sandy Hager

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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What does a stream of raw sewage symbolise? Broken Brexit promises, for one | Zoe Williams
A Lords amendment sought to stop water companies dumping raw sewage – and 265 Tories voted against it. This faecal matter has become a powerful symbol of modern Britain, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

26, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Climate crisis ‘needs same urgency seen at start of Covid pandemic’
UK report on public attitudes to net-zero target also finds widespread support for nationalisation

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Southeastern is latest rail franchise taken over by UK government
Few immediate benefits likely for commuters as DfT takes over day-to-day running of latest service stripped of franchise

Joanna Partridge

17, Oct, 2021 @11:31 AM

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