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The Tory mission has failed: British people don’t want a smaller state | Rafael Behr
Despite their campaign victories, the Conservatives have made surprisingly few converts to their biggest idea. Now they have nothing left to say, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

06, Sep, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The Lucy Letby case must lead to changes in hospital management | Letters
Letters: From the business model, to lack of resources, to mushrooming management, readers look at what the NHS must learn

25, Aug, 2023 @5:22 PM

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Starmer’s Labour are not the Tories. But they are timid | William Keegan
The opposition must accept there will be huge challenges if they win the election. But they do not have to accept Brexit

William Keegan

09, Jul, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Crisis, crisis, everywhere … why regulatory failure is at the heart of Britain’s many problems | Nick Butler
Thames Water’s woes are a sign that basic oversight of critical industries simply isn’t happening, says Nick Butler of King’s College London

Nick Butler

04, Jul, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on private water companies: a disaster made in the City | Editorial
Editorial: England has become an asset management society with predictably calamitous results


02, Jul, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Now, water bosses, you must show how capitalism can work for the common good | Will Hutton
If there’s a lesson to be learned from the collapse of Thames Water, it is that utility giants have to pioneer a new kind of company

Will Hutton

02, Jul, 2023 @8:02 AM

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Water privatisation was right, says Michael Howard amid debt concerns
Tory peer says in light of Thames Water troubles that firms should not have been allowed to borrow so much

Miranda Bryant

01, Jul, 2023 @2:54 PM

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Severn Trent chief proposes ‘social purpose’ water firms amid utilities crisis
Liv Garfield seeks backing from Labour for reforms as government eyes temporary renationalisation of Thames Water

Alex Lawson

30, Jun, 2023 @3:56 PM

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Labour MPs urge Keir Starmer to commit to nationalising water firms
Exclusive: Thames Water crisis prompts call for rethink on party’s decision to ditch nationalisation policy

Helena Horton Environment reporter

30, Jun, 2023 @11:31 AM

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England’s water companies are ‘environmentally insolvent’, study says
Firms are unable to raise £260bn to deal with sewage spillages according to researchers

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

29, Jun, 2023 @12:40 PM

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What are the options for Thames Water as crisis talks continue?
From special administration to waiting for shareholders to bail it out, the future of the utility hangs in the balance

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

29, Jun, 2023 @11:45 AM

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The wretched state of Thames Water is one of the best arguments for public ownership we have | Adrienne Buller
Water privatisation in England and Wales has achieved just one thing: the enrichment of executives and overseas shareholders, says Mathew Lawrence of the thinktank Common Wealth

Mathew Lawrence

28, Jun, 2023 @4:05 PM

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