Sunday, 27 March 2011

Dangers of privatisation

The Sunday Herald has today published damning evidence of the dangers of handing over public services to private firms.

FoI requests show that the taxpayer is spending £4.8bn for sewage plants that cost £600m to build. And they don't even work properly. They have been plagued by a series of mechanical failures, leaks and bad smells. Their performances have been so poor that Scottish Water has imposed financial penalties totalling £7.5m on PFI operators.

The irony is that these plants are run by the very same multi-national companies who want to take over Scottish Water.

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