A government that doesn’t believe it should have any responsibility for regulating our banks or even delivering our post thinks it needs to be a key player in, of all things, the Syrian civil war.
This excellent 2014 article describes how Philip Morris corporation sued Australia after its government tried to introduce legislation on plain tobacco packaging.
Public bodies, including those in the United Kingdom, will be vulnerable to similar legal assaults from foreign corporations if the proposed TTIP trade agreement between United States and the E.U. is finalised.
There is a petition against TTIP, currently with over three million signatories, here.
A Freedom of Information Act response from the Department of Work and Pensions reveals that ten thousand benefit claimants declared fit to work under benefits agency tests have died, at a rate double that of the general working age population.
These figures should be being more widely reported in the media.