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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Time to return Water Services to public ownership

A recent opinion poll revealed that 70% of the UK population wants renationalisation of water services. Since the 1989 privatisation of water utilities in England and Wales, hundreds of millions of pounds have been diverted into shareholder profits rather than invested in the water network. Paul Donovan, writing in Tribune, puts a compelling argument for the renationalisation of water to enable the challenges of drought and climate change to be effectively tackled: http://www.tribunemagazine.co.uk/