Thursday, April 23, 2009

Privatisation; by any other name?

I've never been one who believes in the "all public good" - "all private bad" philosophy of service-delivery, but what's been leaked to the local press today has all the hallmarks of a dash to save money, without proper consideration being given to the longer-term consequences.

I'm frankly not that surprised at the local Lib-Dems contemplating such wholesale outsourcing (and I accept that it is still - at this time - only being contemplated) but I will be surprised if their SNP coalition partners actually go along with this on the scale being hinted at ...

... I certainly hope that some senior SNP Councillors make their position clear before any of this becomes a 'fait accompli'?

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