Public Ownership

The Future of the Royal Mail: Putting Consumers and Businesses First

Chuka Umunna | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Chuka Umunna

It is true that there have been successful privatisations in times past but we also know there are examples, particularly in rail and energy, which resulted in sub-standard services and people being ripped off. Our goal on entering government will be to ensure that the same fate does not befall the British people in respect of the Royal Mail.

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.