Voices Little security: rents are the biggest factor in the cost of living crisis

If we don't like rich landlords then we can raise taxes on the rich generally, but it will be a brave politician who suggests it

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Mark Leftly: Conflict of interest and the MoD contracts

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The News Matrix: Monday 19 August 2013

Sandusky sex case sees first payout

US giants pull out of bid to run MoD buyer

A heavyweight team of US engineering giants has pulled out of the race to run the £14bn Ministry of Defence agency that buys the army's tanks and missiles.

The Action for Rail campaign group protest over rail fares, outside Kings Cross Station in London

Ministers warned rail fares rise of up to 9% rise will hit economic recovery

Unions and campaign groups stage protests at nearly 50 railway stations as fares increase by more than inflation for 11th year running

Union leaders claim the Post Office is preparing to announce a £94 million profit

Royal Mail workers' union threatens strike ballot over jobs and pensions

Around 500 union representatives vote unanimously to press ahead with strike ballot

Wandsworth prison

Prison privatisation won't work: effective, rehabilitating prisons are in all of our interests

The privatisation scramble extends far beyond all of these aspects of our everyday lives, into the critical exercises of the power of the state over individual citizens

Another nail in the coffin: Family doctors show support for charging patients for routine appointments

The biggest yet: £1.1bn health contract offered to private providers

Labour condemns 'most audacious sell-off to date'

Protesters brandish placards in front of

Is student politics alive and kicking?

With a student protester arrested in London earlier this week, Hannah Dewhirst worries that students lack the platform to make themselves heard in this country

Sir Mike Richards said he wanted to create a ‘small army’ of inspectors

'Whistleblower-in-chief' Sir Mike Richards reveals plan to fix NHS: make patients the inspectors

Rigorous new system will also provide an expanded role for junior doctors and nurses

Serco has attracted criticism for its role in the tagging scandal

Serco tagging scandal could hit sale of MoD agency contract

The Ministry of Defence is under pressure to rebuff the attempt of one of Britain's biggest companies to take over the £14bn agency that buys the armed forces' missiles and submarines in the wake of the electronic tagging scandal.

The Royal Mail privatisation plans include giving 10 per cent of shares to employees

Thousands of Royal Mail staff to receive shares in privatisation plans

Business secretary Vince Cable sets out out key parts of plan to sell off postal service, including giving 10 per cent of shares to employees

NHS 'not safe with coalition,' poll reveals

Fewer than one NHS worker in 10 think the health service is "safe in the hands" of the coalition government, a new poll reveals.

Chris Grayling, the Lord Chancellor, the architect of the proposals, has been accused of plotting the privatisation of justice by switching legal aid contracts from solicitors to large firms

'This is astonishing stuff': Split over legal aid shake-up goes right to the top

'Lord Chancellor cannot convince even government's own senior law officer of merits'

Occupiers at the University of Warwick

The Warwick University protest is yet another sign that students aren't going to take it any more

This latest protest proves that students have had enough of marketisation in higher education, says Michael Segalov

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