Do You Want Your Labour Stab In The Back 1st Or 2nd Class ?
Since coming to power, this Labour Government has pursued a steady and consistent policy of destroying the Royal Mail. Our postal service was once an enviable institution, now it looks like we may lose it to privatisation.
Many of the most profitable parts of the RM's business have been stripped away from it over the past decade, all those things you used to pop into the Post Office for can now be done on line, and then private companies were allowed to compete against the RM on a very uneven basis. The private companies cherry picked the most profitable parts of the Royal Mail's operation, such as private contracting for companies like Amazon, and the RM has been left with all the least profitable types of post still to deliver.
After forcing the Royal Mail into this position, the shameless Nu-Labour Minister Lord Mandelson said "the taxpayer could not be expected to fund potential liabilities in the region of £8bn without seeing an improvement in the performance of the company". The man's audacity is breathtaking, the situation that the Royal Mail finds itself in is almost entirely the fault of the Government.
Now Nu-Labour says there is a "pensions black hole" forming, this is an absolute disgrace, what has happened to the money that tens of thousands of workers have paid in over a lifetime of loyal service ?
I have no doubt that this 30% partial sale of the Royal Mail will go ahead, and that there will then be job losses, all this despite Nu-Labour's election manifesto promise to keep the Royal Mail in public hands.
There are countries around the world where if you live in a more remote community or dwelling, you have to drive into the nearing larger conurbation to collect your own post. If you live in a town your daily postal delivery is probably in no danger, but for those in rural communities, who have already witnessed the wholesale loss of the small village post office, you have every right to be worried about the future of the service, recent history shows quite clearly that rural communities will yet again be the first to suffer when changes are made to Royal Mail.