When are Local Public Services not Local Public Services?

……. when there’s a profit to be made and accountability is destroyed. The eventual conclusion of the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the US and EU will accelerate the privatisation of public services.

Discredited multinational corporations such as Capita relish the prospect of making millions or billions out of acquiring contracts to deliver services previously provided by workers employed directly by the local authorities. Tories say they are saving public money, but there is very little evidence of this, especially when these large multinationals are in the business of making profit out of public money. Companies like this will charge premium amounts for every tiny detail of provision.

Tory controlled Barnet is leading the charge to destroy local public services. They reduced the staff from 3,200 to 332. Northamptonshire is pursuing a similar course. Those of us unfortunate enough to live in Tory controlled areas can expect more of the same if there is no effective opposition.

In Barnet Capita were given the contract to run local services for the next ten years ,denying Barnet residents the opportunity to complain. Capita now maintain that information about public services is ‘commercially sensitive’. So much for government’s ‘localism’ – so much for local democracy.

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The EU has realised that Brexit is no game; it is the serious desire of the British population. Countries are panicking about the prospect of no-deal, as it will hurt economies in ways they refused to accept. Britain has the upper hand. Get Brexit done!
https://youtu.be/QTJVoTd8UWg

Pandemic planning in Britain is a Mess. Pandemic planning is split between the Joint Biosecurity Centre, the National Covid Response Centre and the Covid19 Taskforce.
Four separate IT systems are used (Synergy, CTAS, SGSS and HP Zone), meaning data is lost.

Too many people have died through government inaction, carelessness & slavish adherence to private companies & organisations. Billions have been thrown at private companies, often with Tory party connections, despite repeated failures across the board. https://theworker.org.uk/

Internationalism meant that they shared their information with the world and are participating in an international vaccine programme. Not vaccine nationalism USA style.
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The main lessons to be learned from the socialist countries were that they not only acted upon the science but had built and used a strong public sector. They were also able to switch manufacturing to the making of PPE to meet their own needs.
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