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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Insatiable - the neo liberal lust for privatisation

In recent years many European countries have followed the British example and sold off public services and national assets. According to the Economist magazine, in a feature promoting a new wave of privatisations worldwide, '2012 was the third-best year ever and preliminary evidence suggests that 2013 may have been even better''. The CWU recently put up an excellent but ultimately unsuccessful campaign against the privatisation of the Royal Mail. The rail unions are campaigning hard to return the railways to public ownership. A renewed effort to halt the privatisation process across all public services is urgently required involving community groups, service users and trade unions. This must include backing the excellent We Own It organisation campaigning for public services for people not profit: