Category: privatisation

A Total Fiasco

England’s response to the coronavirus pandemic now relies on unskilled teenaged call centre workers, taking the place of experienced clinicians.

Without Trace

The huge amount of public money spent on test and trace has been wasted by incompetent private contractors and executives, with devastating results.

Quantomania

Neoliberalism promised to save us from bureaucracy. Instead, it has delivered a mad, semi-privatised authoritarianism

The Sting

Repeated warnings that the Private Finance Initiative was an outrageous rip-off, dumping ultimate risks on the taxpayer, were ignored

Rooting Out Democracy

The Sheffield tree massacre is one result of the monstrous, impenetrable officialdom that neoliberalism creates

The Self-Hating State

Devolving policy to “the market” doesn’t solve the problem of power. It makes it worse.

The UK’s Odious Debts

Many PFI deals were undemocratic and against the national interest. It’s time we stopped honouring them.

The Real Expenses Scandal

It’s a thousand times bigger than the one we’re talking about, so why doesn’t it ignite public anger?

The Proceeds of Crime

The US and British governments have created a private prison industry which preys on human lives.

An Easter Egg Hunt

The £95 million that private companies extracted from a hospital project was not a mistake, but a deliberate gift from the government.

Road Hogs

Even the government’s private finance success story turns out to be a roaring failure

Exploitation on Tap

Why is Britain using its aid money to persuade South Africa to privatise its public services?