Only the Greens have defended the Post Offices, in Brussels and Westminster
THE GREEN PARTY THE ONLY PARTY ONE CAN TRUST, TO DEFEND THE POST OFFICES
There is a 'Postal Services Directive' making its way through the EU legislative process at present that seeks to commercialise postal services. Labour, Lib Dem and Tory MEPs have all voted for it. The Directive will lead to post office closures
because it prevents governments subsidising any that are a public
service but not making much money.
The only Party whose Euro-MPs have voted against this Directive is the Green Party.
Cllr. Adrian Ramsay, Parliamentary candidate for Norwich South, said "It is unfortunate that the other Parties, though locally they say they are against Post Office closures, have national and international policies that point in precisely the opposite direction. It is MPs and MEPs from the three old Parties who are taking the very actions that are making post office closures in
CHARLES CLARKE -- THE LAST PERSON IN
On Friday 11 April, Charles Clarke MP was quoted in the EVENING NEWS as saying: "I strongly support the campaigns against the closures of
This remark contrasts with his actual voting record in Parliament:
These sites show Charles Clarke's actual voting record on Post Offices. Mr. Clarke also spoke to a reporter at the EVENING NEWS on March 20th, as follows: "Mr. Clarke has distanced himself from criticising the cuts. He added: "I don't think closing branches is a bad thing."
Said Cllr. Rupert Read, Green MEP-candidate for Eastern Region: "Charles Clarke's record proves that he is NOT against the closure of post offices. We in Norwich Green Party say that Mr. Clarke has started misleading the public about his views on post offices, during the last week or so. It is extremely unfortunate that Mr Clarke is misleading the public about his stance on Post Offices for the sake of local popularity at election time."
Cllr. Read continued: "The only Party that can be trusted not to close Norwich Post Offices is the Green Party. Because we actually believe in local services. And the record of our MEPs on this shows the difference between us and other Parties, in this crucial respect."