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About Rachel Graham

Rachel Graham worked in finance before moving into teaching, covering law, finance, marketing and organisational development. She currently studies journalism.

Articles by Rachel Graham

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Julian Richards is openDemocracy’s managing editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Water in the UK - public versus private

Like the East Coast mainline, the differing setups within the UK offer a useful insight into claims by Britain's governing parties that privatised water is in any way superior to publicly owned. But it does offer some enormous profits.

The housing crisis facing the UK’s sick and disabled

Far too many disabled people are now being housed in entirely inadequate conditions, a situation exacerbated by government policies which in practice have had some incredibly cruel results.

We Own It - a new campaign against the UK's disastrous privatisations

The results have been terrible. Soaring prices, corruption, fraud, enormous expense to the public purse. But Westminster is determined to keep on privatising. New campaign, 'We Own It', says enough is enough.

The naked ideology of re-privatising the East Coast rail line in the UK

A new report suggests the nationalised East Coast line is providing far better value for money than Britain's disastrous private network and its eye watering prices. Is this why the Coalition is desperately trying to re-privatise it?

GPs conflicts of interest remain entirely unresolved

More than 36% of GPs in commissioning groups have interests in private healthcare. Conflicts of interest were a central criticism of the Coalition's disastrous health Act and they appear to have done nothing so far to address the issue.

Where is the UK's growth coming from?

A Public and Commercial Services Union report on wages and growth in the UK highlights a problem the Coalition have studiously avoided: with job losses and wage cuts, how exactly is the economy to grow? Public sector income is private sector demand.

The blame game

Problems of illegality and impropriety in Britain's financial industry go far beyond the casino operations and investment banks, they are a common part of the industry's culture.
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