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The Socialist 28 January 2015

Austerity elite can be beaten

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Syriza victory shows austerity elite can be beaten

Is the Green Party the answer?

Government welfare cuts: No to sanctions!

Tories and Labour refuse moratorium on fracking

Davos summit: 'The pitchforks are coming!'

Quantitative Easing: Socialism for the rich!

'Defenders of democracy' mourn despot's death

Them & Us


Gearing up for largest anti-cuts election challenge yet

Election Appeal 2015


End the housing crisis

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Lib-Lab political bung scandal

Leicester marches for free education

Burns' Night a blazing success


Book review: Unison bureaucracy unmasked

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Shapps' lies on housing

Inept waste site renationalised


Usdaw elections: 'We need a winning, fighting union'

RMT forces DLR bosses back

NI Water workers' victory

Workplace news in brief

 
 
 
 
 

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Inept waste site renationalised

Mike Barker

Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site is a poorly managed deposit for tens of thousands of tonnes of dangerous nuclear waste.

In 2008 a 17-year contract was awarded to Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) comprising URS Corporation, British firm Amec and energy company Areva to manage this waste.

These profit-obsessed capitalists were monumentally incompetent in overseeing this lucrative contract.

For years union officials raised concerns about their mismanagement of Britain's radioactive legacy. Now the critical work undertaken at Sellafield has finally been renationalised by the government.

No mainstream political party normally talks about renationalising public services. Former Labour MP Richard Caborn even gave advice to the corporations forming NMP and later became a non-executive board member for the firm. This is yet another example of the failure of privatisation.

No trust

The bosses running the three corporations in NMP are not the type of people that we would entrust our library books to, let alone nuclear waste. One influential board member of URS Corporation Joseph W. Ralston, was vice chair of the US Government's Joint Chiefs of Staff (1996-2000) and is now a director of global war-profiteer Lockheed Martin.

Help us fight to renationalise vital utilities and public services, and work towards creating a socialist society where the future is controlled by us the workers, not the fat-cat profiteers who are destroying our lives.


In this issue


Socialist Party news and analysis

Syriza victory shows austerity elite can be beaten

Is the Green Party the answer?

Government welfare cuts: No to sanctions!

Tories and Labour refuse moratorium on fracking

Davos summit: 'The pitchforks are coming!'

Quantitative Easing: Socialism for the rich!

'Defenders of democracy' mourn despot's death

Them & Us


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Gearing up for largest anti-cuts election challenge yet

Election Appeal 2015


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

End the housing crisis

Extra, extra! Socialist needs new sales!

Lib-Lab political bung scandal

Leicester marches for free education

Burns' Night a blazing success


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Book review: Unison bureaucracy unmasked

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Shapps' lies on housing

Inept waste site renationalised


Socialist Party workplace news

Usdaw elections: 'We need a winning, fighting union'

RMT forces DLR bosses back

NI Water workers' victory

Workplace news in brief


 

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