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ref date:17 Sep 2000 (ECON)
Westminster taxes you to death then squanders the cash

The Private Finance Initiative, the plan born of the deluded minds in London that believe the Americans know better than the Scots or English is showing how futile, expensive and wasteful it is.

We have lost hundreds of millions of pounds in tax payers cash in the 'millennium dome', and now the use of private sector planners (so called advisors) has cost 52.7m pounds already in hospital planning.

This is disgraceful. The private sector does a fine job generating profit but let it do so with its OWN capital and not tax payers cash. The cost of the new Scottish parliament building is an another example of the PFI's total uselessness. Private sector sources gouging the deep tax payers pocket.