Public Ownership

Nationalise British Gas

John Wight | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK
John Wight

The announcement by British Gas that it is putting up its prices by 6% this winter is tantamount to a death sentence for many of the most vulnerable i...

Why We Can't Afford a Privatised Railway

Neil Clark | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Politics
Neil Clark

David Cameron has hailed it as the "biggest modernisation of our railways since the Victorian era". But we really shouldn't get too carried away about the government's £9.4bn programme of investment in the railways announced today, or believe it will do much to alleviate our transport problems.

Why Can't Companies Have 'Social' as Well as 'Limited' Liability?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

In today's free market economy, there has to be a role of government whereby the principles of competition and improved customer delivery, particularly in the public services, are defined and refined for the greater good of society as a whole - and that part-owned private companies can be structured to be liable to perform to this greater good.