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Boris Johnson To Privatise London’s Fire Services

by | 13th, October 2011

BORIS Johnson wants to privatise London’s Fire Services. That’s the story according to Liberal Conspiracy at least, Boris is thinking of privatising the fire controls rooms in London and certainly some of his mukkers have muttered about privatising the whole shebang .

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is planning to rush through the privatisation of the London Fire Brigade control centre.

It would be the start of privatisation within London’s fire services and open the door to further privatisation.

In 2008, Conservative London Assembly Member Brian Coleman, a key political ally of Boris, also refused to rule out privatising all of London’s fire services.

Coleman is now pushing plans to fully privatise the control centre by March 2012.

Sounds just absolutely appalling, doesn’t it? Letting private companies make money off saving lives, there ought to be a law against this sort of thing.

Except, except, it’s often worth looking up and taking a look around rather than just restricting the debate to what we do here in the UK. For example, two thirds of Danish fire services are provided by a private, for profit, company and I’ve not seen anyone pointing out how appalling it is that millions of

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