This is a publication produced by the ‘We Own It‘ organisation.
Your public services have been taken from you for 40 years. Sold off, outsourced, privatised. Taken from under your feet. In the UK since the ’80s, there’s been a political consensus in favour of privatisation. More so in England, and less so in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which sometimes provide examples we can follow. But now the ground is shifting. Privatisation has failed. The 21st century brings new challenges, new technology and new expectations. The Labour party’s manifesto in 2017 called for public ownership of rail, water, energy and Royal Mail.1 Public ownership is incredibly popular. A large majority of the UK public believe public services should work for people not profit.
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