Monday, November 06, 2006

More answers to Tony Blair on public service "reform"

I am pleased to see others joining the online debate over the Prime Minister’s shallow justification for public sector “reform”, including academic Bill Cooke who makes a good case against grandiose reform schemes and points out negative features of the private sector with which the Prime Minister may not be familiar. Peter Ryley points out that “choice” with which Tony Blair is so obsessed, is a very limited form of power compared to ownership, control and democratic governance. It is a little scary that, there being no coherent case for Government policy on public services, they are still able to get away with so much nonsense…I think we need to back an all-embracing joint union campaign against privatisation.

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