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  • noun chiefly UK Alternative form of privatization.

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  • noun changing something from state to private ownership or control


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  • The city did not actually use the term privatisation to describe what it was doing, which obscured the debate.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2002

  • He accepted that the term privatisation was not acceptable to some quarters of society.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1994

  • At the same time, these groupings have sought to 'blame' what they call privatisation first of all on our government, which they strive as acting in a manner contrary to what the ANC thinks.

    ANC Today 2002

  • Union members, are protesting against what they call a privatisation programme at the depot.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1994

  • Diane Abbott, the shadow public health minister, said: "This long-term privatisation project may well end up marginalising our NHS maternity services, and draining them of resources ... having directly promised an extra 3,000 midwives before the election, what we now see from this government is NHS maternity services being sidelined and privatised."

    Private company signs first contract to deliver maternity services 2011

  • The way that the BBC are reporting the story of the Post Office part-privatisation is incredible.

    Post Office privatisation Not a sheep 2008

  • The way that the BBC are reporting the story of the Post Office part-privatisation is incredible.

    Archive 2008-12-01 Not a sheep 2008

  • The Northern Rock privatisation is a joke, the Government won't tell the public (who are funding the purchase) what the current figures are, they want to exempt the Northern Rock from the Freedom of Information Act so as to keep hidden the costs of nationalisation and to prevent the new owners of the bank (us) from examining the books too closely.

    Archive 2008-02-01 Not a sheep 2008

  • I dont want to strike, none of my colleagues want to strike and I think the concept of striking would be playing into the government hands as I think that they are trying to sneek in privatisation via the back door and this would give them the opportunity they require.

    Please Be Patient While I Ignore You « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG Inspector Gadget 2007

  • "We campaigned for the ANC in numerous elections on the basis of their manifestos and congress resolutions - which promise a strong, developmental state, and do not mention the word privatisation anywhere."

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2001


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