[Image: PA.]

[Image: PA.]

Back when the Royal Mail was split from the Post Office and sold off, the Tories said they would turn post offices into “front offices” for government services.

In fact, government services are being withdrawn from the Post Office – only last week, Mrs Mike received a letter from the DWP, demanding that she provide bank account information so it would not have to pay her ESA and DLA into a Post Office account any more.

This lends credibility to the other claims in Gareth Thomas’s article – and is also more evidence that the UK’s Tory government lies to the electorate on a regular basis.

If you are a UK citizen, what are you going to do about it? Let the Tories have their way with you?

Among the lessons of political events this year is the fact that we cannot continue to run down public services, industries and employment standards without paying the cost.

Yet this is exactly what is happening with the Post Office. In 2010 the government split it off from the profitable Royal Mail business to pave the way for privatisation without any plan for its long-term future.

Some of the big financial institutions who pocketed big profits from this were very happy. The rest of us are now paying the price as sixty of the Post Office’s flagship branches across the country are being closed for good this year with more likely to follow.

Source: The Post Office is being run down by the Government and we are paying the price – Gareth Thomas MP – Mirror Online

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