Category Archives: State v private

Private profits, public risk again

    This headline is not quite as it seems as the 30% increase is the projected increase over the next 20 years. But it does apply to yet another subsidy for the ‘private’ energy companies that we are going … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall: No 10 in an occasional series

Is there any weather which does not cause problems for Britain’s railway ‘system’?

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The complicity of the compliance industry

A few days ago, I wrote about the train-wreck that is Southern Cross and used it as an example of the serious damage that is being inflicted on some of Britain’s essential services – and the taxpayers’ pockets – by … Continue reading

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Bleeding the country dry

Southern Cross, the failing company behind many of the UK’s care homes has announced that it is to cut 3000 jobs. According to them, this will improve ‘staff effectiveness’ in its 750 homes: quite how this effectiveness will manifest itself … Continue reading

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