Monday 20 August 2018 / 12:57 PM John McDonnell

Birmingham Prison Crisis – Labour call for all further privatisations to be halted

Birmingham Prison Crisis: Labour call for all further privatisations to be halted

Labour has called on the Government to halt all further outsourcing of Government contracts and privatisations until an investigation takes place into why they are failing so badly.

This comes after the collapse of privately run Birmingham Prison, Carillion and East Coast Rail.

The failure of outsourcing contracts at Tory-run Barnet Council, which are now being brought back in house, is another example of Tory privatisation failure.

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, said:

“Tory privatisation is now putting the public in danger.

“Birmingham Prison, Carillion and East Coast Rail have all collapsed because of failed Tory privatisation.

“This has to be a wake-up call and a turning point in how our public services are run so we can protect the public instead of private profit.”