Privatisation

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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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Channel 4 privatisation could put us out of business, say TV production firms
Forty-four small TV and film production companies take out full-page ad in Daily Telegraph

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How do we avoid an expensive winter? Take energy back into public ownership | Cat Hobbs
Pressing ahead with a green new deal that reverses decades of privatisation is the key to better utilities, says Cat Hobbs, the founder of We Own It

Cat Hobbs

29, Sep, 2021 @12:04 PM

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Southeastern’s state takeover will amplify calls for rail reform
Analysis: The shock is bigger than the surprise at the arrival of another troubled franchise into public hands

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

28, Sep, 2021 @4:58 PM

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Labour conference: ‘wrong time’ to change leadership rules, says Burnham – as it happened
Labour party conference delegates will debate leader’s plans on Sunday afternoon

Andrew Sparrow

26, Sep, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Stagecoach takeover could mark end of a profitable era for bus and train tycoons
The fortunes of Brian Souter’s firm seem to have closely followed those of privatised public transport in the UK

26, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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If the UK’s energy suppliers were publicly owned, would we be having this crisis? | David Hall
In Germany, France and even the US, most energy is supplied by the state, and such challenges are more easily faced, says David Hall, visiting professor at the University of Greenwich

David Hall

23, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Don’t let Channel 4 fall into private hands | Letter
Letter: Oliver B Steward argues against government proposals to privatise the television channel

Letters

17, Sep, 2021 @3:21 PM

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Oliver Dowden restates his claim Channel 4 would benefit from privatisation
Culture secretary to give speech that will signal government’s intention to push ahead with plan

Jim Waterson Media editor

14, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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