Have there ever been any successful privatisations? The rail network (bad example). The gas and electricity industries (good for the owners; not so good for the poor bloody consumers). Facilities management at PFI hospitals (as long as you don't need to park your car).
Mr Cameron says the era of “old-fashioned, top-down, take-what-you’re-given” public services will be ended.
Downing Street believes the plans represent the biggest shake-up in public service provision for 50 years.
A White Paper, due to be published in the next fortnight, will set out an automatic right for private sector bodies to bid for public work.
"Top-down, take-what-you're-given" services to end? Don't make me laugh ...