Friday, October 30, 2009

Tories to sell-off entire Royal Mail if they win power

The Daily Mail reports:

A Conservative government would press ahead with plans to privatise Royal Mail and the party believes there would be more bidders if the striking Communication Workers Union is defeated.

The Tories are keen to sell off the entire service, rather than just the 30 per cent stake that Business Secretary Lord Mandelson wants to off-load.

It has emerged that Ken Clarke, the shadow Tory business secretary, had met potential bidders for Royal Mail and is said to be ready to include plans for full privatisation in the first Queen's Speech after a Tory general election victory.

The Tories are also looking to introduce measures that would ban strike action that was not supported by a majority of all workers being called out on strike.

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