Privatisation

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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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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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