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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Breaking the grip of privatisation – ‘a failed and corrosive model'

Seumas Milne writing in the Guardian takes stock of recent developments in the NHS as well as the energy/utilities sector and states that it should be obvious that ‘powerful interests are driving what is by any objective measure a failed 30-year experiment - but which transfers income and wealth from workforce, public and state to the corporate sector. In the case of privatised utilities, that is the extraction of shareholder value on a vast scale from a captive public.’ Milne concludes that ‘the case for public ownership of basic utilities and services – including electricity, gas, water and communications infrastructure – is overwhelming. It's also supported by a large majority of the country's voters’