For a public Royal Mail!
At the next Full Council meeting of Norwich City Council tomorrow evening (Tuesday 27 Jan.),
I will propose a motion asking Norwich City Council to
support the campaign for a publicly owned modern Royal Mail.
In 2008, Green Party City Councillors campaigned against the closures
of Post Offices in
Costessey and Trowse.
This campaign is a campaign deserving strong support from everyone
who cares about the preservation of local communities. Last year we saw how willing the
government was to let Post Offices close, further abandoning communities across
privatised Royal Mail will seek to cut costs by putting
yet more pressure on local Post Offices, leading to further closures.
The motion states that a publicly-owned service is the best way to
serve the population of
The government has a real opportunity to
modernise Royal Mail and to provide services at a local level, but
instead they have opted for a quick and nasty privatisation. This is a
move in the wrong direction, and is especially ironic when you notice
that the government is in the process of nationalising most of
As we have seen before, privatisation is a
false economy which will lead to higher prices and poorer services.