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  • Comment Featured Unions Christina McAnea: Time to put principles over profit in delivery of public services

    Christina McAnea: Time to put principles over profit in delivery of public services

    Today the Smith Institute launches Out of Contract – Time to move on from the love in with outsourcing and PFI. It is a timely paper, coming as it does in the wake of the liquidation of Carillion, and the National Audit Office report on PFI and PF2.  The report pulls together – in an easily digestible way – a critical analysis, alive with detail, of where we are on privatisation. More importantly, it also offers a constructive practical framework […]

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  • Comment Featured Unions Carillion crisis shows why we should take City fat cats out of public services

    Carillion crisis shows why we should take City fat cats out of public services

    Carillion is a tragic situation for the workers and families affected by the latest corporate mess. It has an impact locally and nationally. Senior executives and the fat cat bosses rake in huge bonuses at our expense but have left a trail of destruction with small and medium firms in every sector now floundering and put them. Thousands of workers have been left on the brink as businesses face the threat of going under. Lets hope the workers, both public […]

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  • Featured News Trickett: Corbyn will tackle outsourcing and PFI deals within hours of taking power

    Trickett: Corbyn will tackle outsourcing and PFI deals within hours of taking power

    Jeremy Corbyn’s government will take action to end the outsourcing “racket” within hours of taking office, the shadow cabinet minister leading preparations for power warns today. Jon Trickett says the Whitehall “love in” with outsourcing and private finance initiatives (PFIs) is over as he sets out how a Labour administration would respond to the collapse of Carillion. Trickett, shadow minister for the cabinet office and a constant backer of Corbyn, is meeting shadow cabinet colleagues to draw up “credible and […]

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  • Featured News Seats and Selections Deselection battles could cost Labour the next election, Corbyn told

    Deselection battles could cost Labour the next election, Corbyn told

    Divisive battles to de-select Labour MPs could end up handing the next election to the Tories, a former shadow cabinet minister has told Jeremy Corbyn. Mary Creagh, the former shadow transport secretary, said Labour had to choose between being an “inward-looking” party or a “mass movement that wins general elections”. She spoke out last night after a fresh wave of claims that supporters of Jeremy Corbyn could attempt to oust dozens of centre-left backbenchers before the next general election, due in […]

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  • Europe Featured News Unions Backbenchers hope new poll will trigger Corbyn shift on single market

    Backbenchers hope new poll will trigger Corbyn shift on single market

    Labour MPs are increasingly hopeful that Jeremy Corbyn will shift the party’s position on the single market and customs union after new polling showed a majority of current and potential supporters would back a change in policy. Prominent former shadow cabinet ministers highlighted support for permanent membership of the two trading blocs – and told LabourList they were picking up increasing support from unions. Backbenchers spoke out after an Opinium survey for The Observer showed 56 per cent of all potential […]

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