Analysis: With steel on the brink, 5 ways privatisation has degraded the British economy
From Steel to North Sea Oil and Royal Mail to water, privatisation has done long-term damage to the British economy
BRITISH Steel, purchased by the firm Greybull in 2016 for £1 is demanding a bailout of £30m from the UK Government to continue functioning, despite having just received a £120 million loan just two weeks ago.
Unions fear around 5000 jobs will be lost immediately, with another 20,000 to go in the supply chain.
SNP MP calls for action as branches close while Post Office profits soar
Communities “face crisis” due to UK Government’s drive to maximise profits, says SNP small business spokesperson
POSTMASTERS resigning due to cuts in pay are behind a majority of temporary Post Office closures, despite soaring profits over the same period, the SNP’s small business spokesperson has argued in a new call for greater investment.
Own goal: Abellio-funded report seeking to undermine case for public ownership shows support for public-run rail
Abellio commissioned report signals attempted fightback against demands for public control
A NEW report authored by former UK transport minister Tom Harris and commissioned by ScotRail operator Abellio has found considerable support for public ownership of Scottish rail, despite an evident attempt to offset this demand against rail improvements.
Philippa Whitford MP warns of Scottish repercussions for NHS England crisis
SNP Westminster health chief upholds approach taken by Scottish NHS and calls for it to be made a campaigning issue in event of indyref2
DR PHILIPPA WHITFORD MP, the SNP’s Westminster health spokesperson, has said that there could be damaging repercussions in the Scottish NHS as a result of the decline of the English health service following one of the worst winters for the NHS England in recent years.
Robin McAlpine: Scotland's children are worth it – don't sell them short
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine on why the possibility of a second independence referendum means we can’t stay quiet when it comes to issues of policy
SO now Scotland – and the independence movement – is on alert for a second independence referendum.
The constantly changing messages about when it’s likely to be or what is likely to trigger it mean it's hard to know how long we're all going to stay on alert. But the signs now suggest that one way or another we're going to plunge in before the end of 2019.
Leading think tank calls for ailing rUK NHS to learn from Scotland
NHS England facing its worst ever crisis
A REPORT by the influencial Nuffield Trust think tank has called on the rest of the UK to learn the lessons of improvements in the Scottish NHS.
A report, compiled by Nuffield Trust public affairs analyst Mark Dayan and chief executive and former policy director of the NHS Confederation Nigel Edwards, points to several ways in which improvements in the Scottish system could be implemented to halt the decline of NHS England and services in Northern Ireland and Wales.
Report celebrates worldwide movement to reclaim services from privatisation
Boost for public ownership as report finds 835 examples across the world of reversing privatisation
COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE GLOBE are turning the tide on profiteering and privatisation towards re-establishing services for the public good.
Glasgow Central "not for sale" says Transport Scotland as protesters demonstrate
Campaigners demonstrate at the station as the government says Network Rail cannot sell it off without ministers' approval
THE POSSIBLE sale of Glasgow Central station is outwith the power of Network Rail, according to the Scottish Government's transport agency.
The confirmation comes as campaigners gathered at the city's biggest station on Friday to alert the public to the possibility that it could be privatised.