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Sunday, 6 July 2014

Turning the tide against privatisation

Opinion polls have consistently shown a massive majority for the return of outsourced services to public ownership. Yet the privatisation juggernaut is bulldozing through the NHS and probation services at an unprecedented speed. Despite overwhelming evidence that it is in the public interest, Labour’s leadership is resisting pressure to include renationalise rail services. Anne Karpf, writing in the Guardian, calls for a ‘new language to talk about public ownership, one that detoxifies it and taps into the wide recognition that natural resources and essential public services should not be treated as commodities’