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An Idiot's Guide to the Private Finance Initiative
A Special Report by Paul Foot

Norman Lamont tinkered with it. John Major approved it. But the intellectual thrust for the idea of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) came from David Willetts, the Tory frontbencher nicknamed 'Two Brains'.

This is the story of the PFI: how it became a jewel in the crown of New Labour, its savings, its costs, its pitfalls and windfalls, and how it changed the face of British accountancy and British politics.

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