Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.

Plundering London Underground: private capital and public service 1997-2010

The story of New Labour's disastrous 'Public-Private Partnership' on London's Tube, the resistance to it, and an outline of a socialist alternative.
Published by Merlin Press, 2013. Buy it here!

What they said about 'Plundering London Underground'

Submitted by Janine on 03 December 2017 at 13:00

Buy it here.

The London Underground Public Private Partnership (PPP) was one of the biggest political cons in post war British history. It squandered billions of pounds of taxpayers' money, leaving a legacy of cuts, job insecurity and high fares.
Yet as with all struggles the battle around the PPP produced positives. The fact the trade unions eventually won and were proven right has lessons for us today in the debate about how we resist austerity and fight for a better society. This book is an important conribution to the history of the PPP and that wider debate.
Bob Crow, General Secretary, RMT, 2001-2014

Conference: The People vs PFI

Submitted by Janine on 26 October 2014 at 18:20
Event Date

I will be "giving evidence" about the disastrous Public-Private Partnership on London Underground at this conference, and selling copies of my book Plundering London Underground: private capital and public service 1997-2010

For more information about the event, click here.

'Transport for London seeks new powers with developers'

Submitted by Janine on 29 September 2014 at 10:44

CorporateWatch has an article, Transport for London seeks new powers with developers, reporting that "Transport for London (TfL) is currently seeking to team up with private sector partners to give it new powers, especially regarding land development, putting public land and affordable housing at risk, as well as creating more financial ri