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Monday, February 21, 2011

Britain Announces Privatization of Public Services



London, Feb 21.- The British government wants to privatize all public services nationwide to end the so-called state monopoly, sparking criticism from opposition parties and the trade unions.
The reforms, to be officially announced in detail in the coming weeks, will allow private companies to run schools, hospitals and local services such as park and road maintenance and services for the elderly, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

British Prime Minister David Cameron told the newspaper that the changes are aimed at ending the end of an "outdated" model.

For their part, the Labour Party opposition and the trade unions say the real issue is a major campaign to privatize public services, something untouchable until now in the European nation, including its social welfare System.

Cameron affirms the Executive is seeking to dismantle patterns established by previous administrations to replace them with a so-called Great Society.

The conservative leader defends the need for a complete overhaul in the public sector to improve the services for citizens.

Cameron said the reforms would reduce bureaucracy, generate savings and help end an era of old-fashioned services, in which the recipient must be satisfied with whatever is provided. (Prensa Latina).