Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Post Office closures, Royal Mail degradation
The government appears to want to discourage ordinary people from posting letters. At the same time, Royal Mail continues to pour commercial mailings through our front doors. Many of these, pushing personal loans, contribute to the current debtor state of the nation.
Meanwhile, the threat of post office closures draw closer. The list for South Wales Central is published today.
When is this government - a Labour government - going to regard post offices as a resource for the citizen, not an embarrassment to Westminster?
Liberal Democrats have long had a policy which would raise money for investment in post offices while giving a share in ownership to the mails to its workers. Isn't it time that New Labour abandoned its "not invented here" mind-set and adopted this?