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G4S and the Privatisation of British Police

Security staff hired by multinational firm G4S are briefed a day before the start of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London June 23, 2013. PHOTO: via HangTheBankers.com

9 September 2017

21ST CENTURY WIRE — Imagine if private corporations, many of whom are traded on the stock market, were given the responsibility for patrolling your neighbourhoods, investigating crimes, and arresting suspects. That’s exactly what is being rolled out right now across the UK.

It started off small, and few have taken any notice. Recently, we saw the launch of a new privatised police unit in the UK which charges homeowners £1 a weekly to have their burglar and panic alarms linked to a rapid response unit. We’re told that this amounts to ‘great savings for customers (residents)’.

Leading the larger takeover effort however, is private global security firm G4S who have already signed a £200m contract with Lincolnshire Police in 2012. The controversial firm claims it can save £1bn a year across all 43 of the UK’s police forces.

Still, a number of citizen advocacy groups hold the strong belief that the public must keep its police services properly funded, and publicly owned.

As Benito Mussolini famously said, “Fascism should rightly be called corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.”

One thing is certain: you will not see any Soros-funded ‘antifascist’ activists protesting stories like this… […]

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