I am really pleased to see the Leader of Maidstone Labour, Paul Harper, write about privatisation in a letter in the KM this week.
Maidstone Borough Council pays millions of pounds to private companies to run public services in Maidstone, from bin collection to the leisure centre run by profit driven private businesses. The same companies that pay millions of pounds in dividends to their shareholders.
The collapse of Carillion highlights some of the many issues that arise when involving private businesses in public services.
It is great that Maidstone Labour are embracing Jeremy Corbyn's politics of ending rip-off privatisation.
You can read Maidstone Labour's press release 'Watershed Moment for Privatisation' here.