Lib Dems call for Post Office restrictions to be lifted to save our Post Offices

Commenting on reports that half the country’s post offices might be shut, Liberal Democrat Shadow DTI Secretary Edward Davey MP said:

Ministers’ claims that post offices must close in their thousands are simply wrong.

These closures have been Government driven as ministers have taken away businesses like pensions, TV licences and passports.

Post offices can be viable if they are set free from Royal Mail restrictions on who they can trade with and given investment boosts to embrace new technologies and fresh business ideas.

We need less buck passing from ministers and more determination to save our post offices which are so crucial to communities across the country.

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6 Comments

  • hywelmorgan 11th Dec '06 - 4:59pm

    He may well be. But I hope we can find a better way to deal with our opponents then abusive comments like that.

    This site isn’t just “our place to chat” it’s also in part a shop window. Some of the behaviour of Lib Dems on this site is pretty apalling and will do nothing to ehance the party’s prospects.

  • Mark Pack Doesn't Always Win Elections 13th Dec '06 - 11:36pm

    Isn’t it Lib Dem policy to privatise the post office network? Alas, you have one sensible policy.

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