Royal Mail Privatisation?

This comment from John Leech MP is spot on. The Post Office and the Royal Mail must change BUT must retain their values.

I had an interesting meeting last week with George Thomson, the general secretary of the National Union of Subpostmasters to discuss what steps would need to be taken to create a viable network of post offices if Post Office Ltd is split from Royal mail.  I have always been opposed to the privatising of Royal Mail, even if Post Office Limited is to remain in public hands, but I was extremely concerned at the large number of local and rural post office closures under Labour and of the increasing deterioration of Royal Mail’s financial position.  The Decision to allow private companies to run the parts of Royal Mail that are profitable without requiring them to also run the equally essential but loss-making parts combined with the ongoing reduction in the number of items sent by post has led us to the situation that we are in today.  Whatever the mistakes of…

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Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Liverpool. Deputy Chair and Lib Dem Spokesperson on the LGA Community Wellbeing Board. Married to the lovely Cllr Erica Kemp CBE with three children and four grandchildren.
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