George Osborne has spent his tenure as chancellor by implenting cuts, making the poor poorer and increasing the wealth of the top 1%. One of the worst things he has done was selling off Royal Mail. He sold it to a friend at 1/3 of the market value. The share values shot up instantly and … Continue reading The bank of George
Make syre you sign up to these petitions
We publish below a letter from a new group – We Own It. Alex Sobel, Leeds NW Labour candidate, has signed up to this. We fully support its aims, and urge you all to sign up to the petitions.
We’re campaigning for a Public Service Users Bill to promote public ownership and give you powers over your services – from the railways to the Royal Mail. Join us at Labour Party Conference in Brighton next Tuesday 24th September. We’ll be asking Labour to commit to introducing the Bill in its manifesto. The event is open, everyone is invited and you don’t need a pass. We’d love to see you there. You can sign up on facebook here.
Stand up for a public East Coast railway
Over 20,000 people – including many of you – believe the East Coast line is better…
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We all rely on the Royal Mail – from receiving that parcel we’ve ordered online to knowing that birthday card we’ve sent is going to arrive in time. We’ve been to the local sorting office in Ireland Wood and speaking to local posties, we know they are the beating heart of so many neighbourhoods round … Continue reading Fight the Government’s plans that put our postal service at risk
Current accounts are now to be made available from the Post Office.
After the financial crisis, caused by the irresponsible actions of many in the banking sector, it is a sensible move by the Post Office to take on the high street banks – they are a trusted brand and hopefully will be able to compete.
Regretfully, since the last election, our LibDem MP, Greg Mulholland, voted to prepare Royal Mail for privatisation.
Privatisation of Royal Mail would not be a positive move. There are fears that this could affect the universal service provided as private companies could cherry pick the more profitable elements and abandon the rest.
Returning to the Post Office, the current Banking Reform Bill is a real opportunity for the Tories and…
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