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British assets to be sold off

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FarNorth Fri 26-Jun-15 17:56:44

This link gives information on British assets that the British government intends to sell, such as the Royal Mint, Ordnance Survey and the Met Office.
Most of these assets bring profits of millions of pounds to Britain every year.

The text includes a link to a petition against the sell-offs.

vampirequeen Fri 26-Jun-15 18:33:25

And who will buy these institutions.....George's buddies?

FarNorth Fri 26-Jun-15 19:39:14

Foreign investors?

crun Sat 27-Jun-15 14:04:52

I think that commercialism has been buggering up the Ordnance maps for years.

durhamjen Sun 28-Jun-15 00:43:53

All the more reason to make sure more of it isn't sold off, crun?

durhamjen Mon 29-Jun-15 17:35:20

"Hundreds of delegates are expected at P4H’ - Procurement for Health . Dozens of private companies will be there,hoping to persuade health professionals and NHS staff on the wisdom of buying their services. Here is just some of the management jargon being used to sell the event:

‘Providing both professionals engaged within the delivery of NHS procurement and suppliers to the healthcare sector with a unique promotional, educational and engagement platform to connect and share best practice aligned to the delivery of today’s procurement marketplace challenge to optimise the cost of supplies and maintain high quality patient care.'

What this means is that private companies are being schooled in how to bid for then control NHS budgets. And this is trumpeted as a good thing.

This Conference is about the systematic, profit-driven siphoning off of NHS money when there is NO need for it. About running a ‘marketplace’ in the NHS when nobody wants one other than the government and the private health industry. "

This is about selling off more of the NHS, and showing private healthcare companies the best way to do it.

If you still want your health service, it's time to let them know.