Poll: can the private sector be trusted to deliver public services?

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The collapse of construction giant Carillion has brought the involvement of private contractors in providing public services under the spotlight.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has savaged what he called the “outsourcing racket” exposed by the company’s collapse, vowing to tear up procurement rules to make the public sector the default choice for providing government services.

It’s a debate that many thought had been settled years ago – but, along with nationalisation and public ownership generally, it has now been revived, as the private sector finds itself in the dock.

That’s why we’re asking - can the private sector be trusted to deliver public services?

Vote now and get the debate going by leaving a comment below.

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19th January 2018 by Graham Martin 2 Comments

Poll: can the private sector be trusted to deliver public services?

Poll results (total votes: 70)

Poll: can the private sector be trusted to deliver public services?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
15
Ratio:
21.43%
Answer:
No
Votes:
55
Ratio:
78.57%

19th January 2018 by Matthew Wheatley

The eviedence speaks for its self, the pursuit of profit takes precedence over the service.

25th January 2018 by RealFreedom

If the public sector delivers the service, it is then run in the interests of the staff, and not the customers/clients.