Saturday, February 18, 2006

I really don't get why everything HAS TO BE PRIVATISED

This is a classic example, the bid to move radioactive waste from Cookridge Hospital in Leeds to Windscale for reprocessing was given to the lowest bidder. They then failed to check, or even learn, the safety procedures properly and fired a lethal does of radiation down at the road for 130 miles, sheer luck it was pointing down, imagine if it was pointing backwards and you'd got stuck behind it in traffic!

So many cases of cost cutting by private companies causing serious harm, just to save a few pence. It really pisses me off. I'm sure people saw this story about privatised oxygen distribution which seems to have killed one poor elderly lady.

Just about every privatisation has caused things to get worse, and the ONLY people who benefit are the company owners, is it any suprise that the gap between richest and poorest in this country has shot up recently, and that social mobility has decreased significantly.

Sometimes I wish I could shake some decency into politicians, some sense of humanity and a little bit of caring for the little guy.

/rant off

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