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The Carillion Problem

The Carillion Problem

Richard Marshall January 16, 2018 0

This week has seen the fall of the ‘sick old man’ that was Carillion. The UK’s second largest construction firm, which holds hundreds of government contracts and employs tens of thousands of workers has

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WATCH: It’s Time to Defend Rail Privatisation

WATCH: It’s Time to Defend Rail Privatisation

Thomas Walker September 29, 2016 0

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Our railways are more nationalised than privatised

Our railways are more nationalised than privatised

Thomas Walker March 14, 2016 2

Very little time passes without somebody calling for the renationalisation of Britain’s railways. It became a serious talking point in last year’s Labour leadership election, with both Jeremy Corbyn and Andy Burnham making pledges

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The NHS is a ticking time bomb, and there are no easy ways to defuse it

The NHS is a ticking time bomb, and there are no easy ways to defuse it

Michael Shaw April 2, 2014 0

Michael Shaw discusses the difficulties of effective NHS reform. The NHS is at the centre of Britain’s ticking time bomb of debt. Ironically, it’s the Left who are being the most conservative about it.

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The Dark Side of Private Prisons: Greed, Corruption and Injustice

The Dark Side of Private Prisons: Greed, Corruption and Injustice

Sam Woolfe March 14, 2014 2

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the existence of private prisons, most notably due to malpractice in the US. Private prisons do exist in the UK as well (which has the most privatised

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Should we Privatise the NHS?

Backbencher October 21, 2013 4

The Great British privatisation train rolls on. Thatcher’s economic revolution continues to dominate the headlines as Royal Mail emerges as the latest example of popular capitalism. Royal Mail is, by all accounts, the most

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We should be gifting Royal Mail shares to the least well-off

We should be gifting Royal Mail shares to the least well-off

Olly Neville October 15, 2013 1

Olly Neville shows how privatisation can be used to help the poorest members of society. The first and most obvious point is that in a truly free market, there would be no need for

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Why we Should Oppose the Privatisation Of the Royal Mail

Backbencher September 18, 2013 0

Oliver James This week, after the announcement of the privatisation of the Royal Mail, BBC Question Time featured Justine Greening where she announced that the Royal Mail “needs to get more investment if it’s

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Stamping out the State: Royal Mail Privatisation Beckons

Stamping out the State: Royal Mail Privatisation Beckons

Backbencher September 12, 2013 0

Roland Mortimer welcomes the privatisation of Royal Mail. Today’s announcement that the privatisation of Royal Mail will take place in the coming weeks has tugged at the heartstrings of politicians and public alike. Should

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How to cure the NHS?

How to cure the NHS?

Backbencher July 22, 2013 0

By Matthew Stinchcombe Whilst in principle socialised medicine in the UK has been one of the most admirable and enviable pillars of our society, the escalating costs and examples of appalling care within the

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