Sunday, October 13, 2013

A right royal rip-off: What the privatisation of the Royal Mail tells us about modern Britain

What a black day for Britain. Here is CPO director's Neil Clark's new piece on the shameful privatisation of the Royal Mail, and what it tells us about our governing elite and in whose interest they govern.

It’s the wilful destruction of another much-loved British institution. The privatisation of the Royal Mail, the British postal service, brings to an end nearly five hundred years of history- stretching back the days of King Henry VIII. 
By privatising the Royal Mail, our coalition government has shown that it does not care a jot for our national heritage, or the devastating impact the sell-off will have on remote rural communities, or how the elderly and the poor will be disproportionately affected. They have shown us that all they care about is rewarding their wealthy backers in the City of London and keeping in with the giants of global capitalism.

You can read the whole article here.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Lost in the (Huffington) Post: Labour's Royal Mail betrayal

This new column by CPO Director Neil Clark  appears in the Morning Star.

One of the funniest moments in the hilarious Blackadder Goes Forth series was when our heroes are reminiscing about their time in the first world war trenches before the going "over the top" in the final "big push."
"I mean, we've had some good times. We've had damnably good laughs, eh?" says the silly-arse public schoolboy George (played by Hugh Laurie). "Yes. Can't think of any specific ones, myself..." replies Captain Blackadder.
I was reminded of that classic exchange when reading the article on Labour's policy towards the privatisation of the Royal Mail by shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna, published on the Huffington Post website.

You can read the whole article here.