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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In Scotland the aim must be to have a non-separatist majority who are willing to work together to prevent the SNP and allies having a disruptive second referendum.
No to the break up of Britain! Deal with this before we can rebuild.

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#votelabour today to build a better, fairer future after the pandemic.

Difficult times for the unity of Britain. Stopping an overall majority for separatists depends on tactical voting by unionists & their large turnout; a lack of cohesion among the pro independence parties; & winning over undecided voters.
Vote for Unity.
https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish-elections-2021-your-guide-to-the-holyrood-election-results-3227256

Last Westminster elections, many workers voted tactically, forTories, to get Brexit. Now many pro-union workers will be voting tactically to stop separatists. All4Unity is calling for a national unity government it's that important to prevent a SNP win.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish-election-2021-who-are-the-20-smaller-parties-running-for-holyrood-including-scottish-family-party-abolish-the-scottish-parliament-party-and-alba-3226016%3famp

Support for Scottish independence has dropped from a high point at the start of the year, and polls are showing a 50/50 split on the question. In this crucial election many workers intend to vote tactically to maintain the union & thwart the separatists.
https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/scottish-nationalists-unlikely-win-majority-poll-indicates-2021-05-05/

Alliance for Unity correctly say
Stand up to the SNP against Scottish separatism
Seek to form a government of 'national unity' in favour of the Union
Work with any & all pro-Union parties to stop nationalists from holding a second indepedence referendum.
https://www.alliance4unity.uk/about-us/

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