Successive British governments have used the Private Finance Initiative since the early 90s to fund infrastructure and public spending – but the scheme has always been controversial.
The public/private partnership was supposed to create efficiency in public spending although the reality has been very different.
Host Ross Ashcroft asks Allyson Pollock, Ian Fraser, Ann Pettifor, Dr Bob Gill and Laurie Macfarlane if PFI has been beneficial to the public or has it been – as the Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland publicly claimed – “a fraud on the British people”?
With proper access to land denied to the vast majority, is it now time to reclassify trespass as a revolutionary act?
In the era of apparent endless money-supply, are we any closer to understanding what money really is?
Is the pandemic being used as weapon to bleed students dry and to boost the money-making opportunities of the powerful?