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ref date:21 Apr 1998 (WBA)
Scottish unions sceptical about private funding

The Scottish Trades Union Council (STUC) has made it very clear that is has reservations about pumping in too much money from the private sector into the building of new schools and hospitals in Scotland.

Its is all fine and well having some private funds included, that' not non-socialist, but what is wrong is when the private funders start setting policy on the public resource they helped create.

Good examples.

One large school in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, that is a public college, does not allow Darwinism to be taught as it is 'against the word of God'! And hospitals are run purely as businesses, without the hippocratic oath being the prime concern.

The Scottish Unions are not rejecting democracy, they are just wary.