Why it is this New Labour Government persists in privatising everything it can, undermining public services is inexplicable to Labour supporters. The only way it can be understood is by seeing Labour as a party hijacked. It took over Tory policies implementing them in ways unimaginable under the Thatcher government. Health, education, legal services are all fair game. Although time again privatised services have come to grief and proved costly. there seems to be no let up. Since New Labour came to power a number of businesses have flourished. Those like Capita have grasped local government contracts and flourished. They have acquired a power which is not in the public interest. They have been able to acquire profit even when they have provided less than adequate services.