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Friday, 15 October 2010

Right wing think tank calls for 'widespread privatisations'‏

The Adam Smith Institute, an ultra right wing think tank is calling on the Con Dem Government to undertake "a radical new programme of privatisation". The intellectual advanced guard of Thatcherism estimates the government could raise as much as £90bn in a fire sale hiving off everything from Network Rail and the Royal Mint to Royal Bank of Scotland. http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/tax-and-economy/privatization-revisited%3a-an-asi-report/ The institute is rumoured to have a working party examining proposals for the privatisation of air and daylight. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11545459