1:49pm Wednesday 16th October 2013
THE recent announcement that the Government intends to sell off ‘our’ Royal Mail comes as no surprise with the present Tory-led Government, although the Lib Dems’ Business Secretary Vince Cable is in favour of this proposal.
Even Maggie Thatcher believed that this was privatisation too far and refused her own party’s suggestion that it should be sold off.
For those who think it is about time, they should consider why they want to sell it.
As always with the Tories they know there is money to be made.
The Royal Mail is making a profit otherwise they would not be selling it.
The Tories do not believe in state owned and run services.
Do not be under any illusion that the price of a stamp will be any less.
Then there is the question of the name, Royal Mail.
This goes back to a time when the mail was delivered by coach and horses with the Royal seal or guarantee of safe delivery.
In my view it could no longer keep the Royal Mail name and I would be interested to see what the Queen has to say on this subject.
It is said that 70 per cent of people do not want to see their Royal Mail sold off and I am one of them.
KEVIN MANNIN Address supplied
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