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The Communication Workers Union yesterday lent it's support to some UK postal workers who had refused to deliver election material produced by the British National Party.
The row came to light after some postal workers across the country claimed they had received personal abuse in the course of delivering election leaflets or felt uncomfortable about delivering them and some said they were being put under pressure to deliver them.
Although Royal Mail has a legal obligation to ensure the delivery of election material for all nominated candidates and parties, a clause in the agreement all
Originally posted by vox2442
So, hang on. Bear with me, I don't know a lot of the details about the BNP (aside from the fact that quite a few people don't like them), but they are, at the end of the day, a legitimate political party, aren't they? They're legal, they're on the ballot, that kind of thing?
Have I got that right?
And Royal Mail carriers will be allowed to decide for themselves whether or not to deliver their election mailouts?
That's an extremely dangerous precedent, if I've got that right. There's nothing stopping them from - individually or collectively - effectively shutting down any political party they personally disagree with.
That's some really messed up censorship. You may not like the BNP, but let's be serious - it's not up to the mailman to decide what you should and shouldn't see, nor what constitutes the "greater good".
In free countries, anyway.