Michel Barnier joined by Guy Verhofstadt in questioning plan unveiled on Thursday. Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen
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It was rather overshadowed by everything else, but Sir Vince Cable, the Lib Dem leader, gave a speech this morning containing a plan to reform public sector outsourcing. Here are his key proposals from the Lib Dem news release.
1) no outsourcing where the profit motive should not play a role, such as rehabilitation of offenders
2) private sector companies that deliver public sector contracts to be subject to Freedom of Information requests