A Future That Works

A Future That Works
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Monday, 11 July 2011

David Cameron announced today that public sector services are to be opened up to competition saying "The old narrow, closed, state monopoly is dead".

Confidential documents obtained by the Guardian under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that ministers have been privately advised to allow schools and hospitals to fail if the government is to succeed in its overhaul of public services.



  1. Unison leader Dave Prentis said the government plans spelled the wholesale privatisation of public services leading to ‘‘poorer quality, high cost services at the mercy of the open market and risky competition’’.

  2. What a fantastic day David Cameron chose to announce his plans to hand over public services to the private sector - the day that private care provider Southern Cross went belly up.

    Southern Cross was building up its profit-maximising model of buying up great swathes of care homes and then realising a cash bonanza by selling them to property companies and renting them back, its shareholders were winners.

    Now that the whole edifice of over 750 homes has come crashing down, the losers are clearly the 31,000 elderly and vulnerable residents whose future looks bleak.

    Add to them the care home workers who stand to lose their jobs through no fault of their own and the joys of free enterprise no longer seem so enticing.



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