Ep 1770: England’s water chaos underlines the importance of Ireland’s victory in the Irish Water protests

Economist and commentator Chris Johns joins Eamon to talk about the collapse of Thames Water, Margaret Thatcher's privatisation policies in the 1970s and 80s and the protests in Ireland in 2013 and 2014 that stopped water charges and the possible path to privatisation of the water supply.

Published: 05/07/2023

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Chris Johns

Chris Johns is the former Chief Economist of the Bank of Ireland and has previously worked in the UK Treasury and the National Institute of Economic & Social Research in London. He writes a column every Monday in the Irish Times.