Category Archives: Public Services for All

Privatising probation puts public safety at risk

Chris Grayling

What the government is proposing goes against everything we know about cutting re-offending

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Transport for the north, of the north, and by the north

The north

Both money and power should be devolved if the northern economy is to reach its full potential.

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Voters want public ownership – politicians need to listen

East coast

Two-thirds of the public believe energy should be in public ownership. Yet only one party mentions this as an option.

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Last winter had lowest rate of excess deaths since records began

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ONS figures show that although there was improvement from 2012/13, vulnerable people are still more likely to die in the winter.

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Water privatisaton 25 years on: The good the bad and the ugly

Tap water

An industry that was once owned by the government is now almost exclusively owned overseas by a few private investors.

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Natalie Bennett: We have to ban zero-hours contracts

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The Green Party’s leader put forward her views on education, pay and the NHS in a live debate with young voters.

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The success of East Coast shows that another model can work. And that’s why it terrifies the government

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The government has pressed ahead with privatisation of the East Coast Mainline precisely because of its success.

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Two stark examples of the lack of appropriate mental health care for vulnerable mothers

Tania Clarence and Fiona Anderson received much attention from health and social workers, but neither received the mental health care that might have saved their children.

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The greed of energy corporations results in thousands of deaths each year

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Fuel poverty will end only when we bring our energy supply back under democratic control.

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Boris plans to hit the most vulnerable young people with his cuts

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The magnitude of the mayor’s proposed cuts is even more of an outrage than his tantrum at being exposed.

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