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Tories’ secret council privatization plans: next steps exclusively revealed

03.16.10 | Comment?

I’ve just had a document into my email box, courtesy of a worried Lancashire voter. 

Further to this and this post, the document reveals the Tories’ secret plans to privative a massive chunk of county AND borough council provision, as early as October 2010.

It also reveals that the shortlist for who’ll pick up the £1.9 billion contract is as follows:

British Telecommunications plc;

Capgemini UK plc; and

IBM United Kingdom Limited

West Lancashire Borough Council is named as a potential recipient of these private services, and bidders are asked to set out their detailed plans on how they will run them.

Of course, in a properly run council such a massive proposed change would have been on the cabinet’s agenda tonight so that the public might get some idea of what’s in store for their services, and staff some idea of what’s in store for their employment.

But this is not a properly run council. 

It’s a Tory-run council, run by politicians who are too deceitful to tell the public about their plans to slash and burn.

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