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Vince Cable plans new attempt to privatise Royal Mail

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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 08:21 AM
More good news from our *new* coalition 'masters'.

This time, Vince 'I am strongly against privatisation of the Royal Mail before May the 6th 2010' Cable has now (surprise, surprise) had a change of mind about his point of view now that he is in the pay of his Tory friends.

Vince Cable now uses an argument to privatise the Royal Mail saying that they 'have to privatise' the Royal Mail because otherwise Royal Mail will not be able to compete in the market with other mail providers. What a load of crap. Using that argument you could say that about the NHS and education - hang on, they already are privatising schools... So, it'll be the NHS next.

Of course we all know how keen Nick Clegg (Lib Dem and now deputy Prime Minister to his *new* best mate David Cameron) is to privatise the NHS - he's been wanting to do it for years; he's even written papers on it.

Cable believes that while Royal Mail remains in state ownership it cannot compete in a liberalised postal market. Unions and campaigners argue that Royal Mail, as a provider of an essential public service, should remain in state hands

Royal Mail to go

[edit on 20-5-2010 by Durant]

posted on May, 20 2010 @ 08:55 AM
Trying to be objective about this and finding it hard. I'm levelling the blame at Thatcher. The problem is though that the Post Office - if it were a dog you'd have it put down.

posted on May, 20 2010 @ 09:17 AM
Thatcher started it and now Cameron will finish off the country.

Welcome to 'Toryland'.

The Tories are bad enough, but what else would you expect. But the Lib Dems are sucking up to them like lap dogs, and conned their way into government with less votes than the two main parties.

Vince Cable actually has the nerve to do that after supporting keeping the Royal Mail in public ownership less that 3 weeks ago!!

Who would have thought it possible that politicians could sink lower than we already know them to be, but somehow the Lib Dems found an all time scumbag low to sink to.

posted on May, 20 2010 @ 09:23 AM
reply to post by Durant

Not wanting to sound pessimistic or negative, but I think we're nowhere near how low our politicians can and will go.

I don't think privatisation is valid for any of our public services. Sadly I don't see much future for the Post Office at all and I don't think it'll be too long before the courier companies start to carve that pie up.

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