representingthemambo:

Rather surprised this isn’t being discussed more widely. Very, very worrying developments.

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:

(Not satire – unfortunately)

(UPDATE – another private company ISS, not INTERSERVE are running the ICR services. My mistake.)

In yet more privatisation of the NHS, three more NHS Trusts have just handed their services over to a private company – Interserve.

I’m not sure anyone’s noticed, or is even all that interested, but another private company ISS has also taken over the running of the Royal Marsden NHS Trust which specialises in cancer care – and included in the deal was the world renowned UK Institute of Cancer Research.

The ICR is (was?) one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes and has (had?) charitable status. It is (was?) listed as one of the top four cancer centres in the world. It operates (operated?) as a charitable status and in its mission statement it states (stated?) that its research is for public benefit not private…

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  1. Robert
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 13:36:48

    I suppose MIliband will say to Blair you started this, both drinking from a bottle of wine from the Parliaments selection. Miliband says you know to get the public behind us and to win the next election the Plebs will have to believe we in Newer Labour care.

    Then once we are back in we will flog it all off.

    As Blair falls off his seat and saying Fecking hell this wine is strong hic….

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  2. NJH
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 13:44:57

    If selling out to the private sector is so wonderful, why is this being done with the absolute minimum of publicity? As the Pride’s Purge article says “I can’t be the only person to have noticed this. Can I?”
    No, the bastards are selling it off to a private company and hope that no-one notices. It’s not theirs to sell off. It’s mine and yours and every tax payer in this country’s. Why isn’t this being brought to to the attention of everyone by the Labour Party. or the greens or anyone?
    Politicians really are a special kind of scum, aren’t they?

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