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Tom Watson writes … on the Royal Mail and postcodes

It’s not often that The Voice invites MPs from other parties to do a guest post, but in this case we’ve asked Tom Watson as the postcode issue is one he took a close interest in as a minister and it is an issue that cuts across parties.

The recent decision by Royal Mail to close down the web site shows us how our public institutions are woefully unprepared to seize the new opportunities created by the internet. is a web site that enables other sites to provide postcode driven, citizen focused web services on a not-for-profit basis. Sites like …

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