Business giants walk off with our billions. No more something for nothing

The Guardian:

So let’s start asking businesses what they’ve done for us recently. If the state is going to subsidise the rail industry (and we will, until it’s eventually renationalised), ministers should insist not just on an intermittently punctual train service and a token contribution to the Treasury, but also better pay and conditions for staff, decent training, and a commitment to sourcing equipment in Britain.

The most basic consideration for any company that provides outsourcing services to the state is whether they pay their taxes.