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Poll: Are you in favour of Royal Mail privatisation? (28 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you in favour of Royal Mail privatisation?

  1. Yes (5 votes [17.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.86%

  2. No (23 votes [82.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 82.14%

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#61 BringbackGB

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:19 AM

The indecent hast with which the tories and their lib dem Quisling puppets are selling our Royal Mail is an utter disgrace.  This is something even that thatcher woman refused to consider, because of the damage such idiocy would cause to the nation’s infrastructure.  I see the class criminals have brought the privatisation forward to try and circumvent the industrial action by the postal workers.  The silence from the so called Labour party is quite strange, they should be promising to re-nationalise the Roy Mail after the next election.


#62 Griff9of13

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:16 AM

So to summarise:

 

Those in favour of privatisation aren't even going to pretend that the service will improve, become cheaper and more efficient (the usual arguments made for privatisation) but will, erm, possibly be of benefit to pension fund managers. :unsure: 

 

Since when has it been Royal Mails responsibility to enhance pension provision? I thought they were in the business of delivering letters and parcels for and to the people and businesses of the UK.


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#63 Derwent

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:45 AM

 

So to summarise:
 
Those in favour of privatisation aren't even going to pretend that the service will improve, become cheaper and more efficient (the usual arguments made for privatisation) but will, erm, possibly be of benefit to pension fund managers. :unsure:


Nope, not even close.

If you want to see what benefits a genuinely world class privatised postal service can bring then I suggest you read up on Deutsche Post and how it has not only massively improved the service to its users but also the pay and conditions of the workforce since it was privatised in 2000.

Its not even as if it is being sold completely, the government will still be the largest single shareholder in the company as it will retain somewhere between 48% and 60% of the shares.

Edited by Derwent, 30 September 2013 - 09:52 AM.


#64 Derwent

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:51 AM

 

The indecent hast with which the tories and their lib dem Quisling puppets are selling our Royal Mail is an utter disgrace.  This is something even that thatcher woman refused to consider, because of the damage such idiocy would cause to the nation’s infrastructure.  I see the class criminals have brought the privatisation forward to try and circumvent the industrial action by the postal workers.  The silence from the so called Labour party is quite strange, they should be promising to re-nationalise the Roy Mail after the next election.


Is this the same privatisation of the Royal Mail which would have gone ahead even if Labour had won the last election seeing as it was first proposed by Gordon Brown and was something he was keen to do ?

Is this the same privatisation of the Royal Mail which Chuka Umunn confirmed yesterday Labour would not reverse if they win the next election ?

I think we should be told.

#65 archibald

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:50 PM

So, it looks like the vast majority of "national treasures" who were against the privatisation have decided they're alright with taking the money on offer. God bless them and their socialist morals.

 

Still, got my application in, now I really will own part of it.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:41 PM

So, it looks like the vast majority of "national treasures" who were against the privatisation have decided they're alright with taking the money on offer. God bless them and their socialist morals.

Still, got my application in, now I really will own part of it.


Who?

The reason they have sold so well is because it looks as though it was massively undervalued. One bloke on Radio 4 reckoned by about £1bn. FFS, if you must insist on selling it you should try and make the best of the deal.
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#67 archibald

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:16 PM

Who?

The reason they have sold so well is because it looks as though it was massively undervalued. One bloke on Radio 4 reckoned by about £1bn. FFS, if you must insist on selling it you should try and make the best of the deal.

Yes, they should have looked at how much they got the last time to flogged it off to get a good indication.

 

The reason they sold so well is because we had Chuka Umana (sp?) on tv/radio telling everyone how cheap they were, I'm sure he thought the Great British public would say "We can't possibly have anything to do with this firesale, we wholeheartedly reject the notion of mail privatisation, this will make the government look idiotic when no-one tries to buy any". When all he did was fan the flames for an opportunistic population, who'd flog their grannies for a fiver to grab a bargain. Well played sir.

 

Got my share certificate the other day, made a few quid already too. Happy days.



#68 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:18 AM

Another crackpot privatisation looms...

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-24294745

it isn't crackpot at all

they know exctly what they are doing.


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#69 Bleep1673

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 04:28 PM

No privetisation has ever resulted in either a better service for the customers or lower prices - be warned, coming soon to a Post Office near you, the £1 First Class stamp for post that arrives at the same time as a second class stamp.


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#70 Phil

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:19 PM

 

 

Got my share certificate the other day, made a few quid already too. Happy days.

 

 

classy


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#71 archibald

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:23 PM

classy

It absolutely is, yes.



#72 archibald

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:04 PM

Well, shares are now at 550p, which means I'm sat on a lovely little profit. All those years pouring money into it on the pretense I actually "owned" it blown out of the water.

 

I was worried for a minute, no post for 2 days, perhaps the wailing from certain sections of society that the service would collapse was coming true, yet tonight, post on the hall floor! Admittedly is was junk but it was good to know that the service wasn't dead in the water and my employees hadn't lost the ability to find the letter box.

 

God bless Maggie.



#73 Johnoco

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:23 PM

Well, shares are now at 550p, which means I'm sat on a lovely little profit. All those years pouring money into it on the pretense I actually "owned" it blown out of the water.

I was worried for a minute, no post for 2 days, perhaps the wailing from certain sections of society that the service would collapse was coming true, yet tonight, post on the hall floor! Admittedly is was junk but it was good to know that the service wasn't dead in the water and my employees hadn't lost the ability to find the letter box.

God bless Maggie.

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#74 Larry the Leit

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:24 PM

Well, shares are now at 550p, which means I'm sat on a lovely little profit. All those years pouring money into it on the pretense I actually "owned" it blown out of the water.

I was worried for a minute, no post for 2 days, perhaps the wailing from certain sections of society that the service would collapse was coming true, yet tonight, post on the hall floor! Admittedly is was junk but it was good to know that the service wasn't dead in the water and my employees hadn't lost the ability to find the letter box.

God bless Maggie.


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#75 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:29 PM

Well, shares are now at 550p, which means I'm sat on a lovely little profit. All those years pouring money into it on the pretense I actually "owned" it blown out of the water.

 

I was worried for a minute, no post for 2 days, perhaps the wailing from certain sections of society that the service would collapse was coming true, yet tonight, post on the hall floor! Admittedly is was junk but it was good to know that the service wasn't dead in the water and my employees hadn't lost the ability to find the letter box.

 

God bless Maggie.

assuming you are telling the truth

why do you feel the need to come on here and brag about it? Smug? Uncool? Crass? Arrogant? take your pick or more than likely  a sickening amalgam of all of them

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Edited by l'angelo mysterioso, 13 November 2013 - 07:57 PM.

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#76 Larry the Leit

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:57 PM

Didn't Railtrack start off like this. All the investors (aka opportunists) got out fairly sharpish leaving inexperienced long term thinking Joe Public with worthless shares, this after Maggie's mates had for loads of big contracts.


Edited by Larry the Leit, 14 November 2013 - 09:32 AM.

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#77 ckn

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:37 PM

God bless Maggie.


Probably inappropriate now as I'm sure she's privatised heaven and replaced God with one of her cronies. Blessings cost 25% more prayer now than in the past and many are claiming them on expenses.

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#78 Larry the Leit

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:07 PM

Probably inappropriate now as I'm sure she's privatised heaven and replaced God with one of her cronies.


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#79 Griff9of13

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:28 AM

Probably inappropriate now as I'm sure she's privatised heaven and replaced God with one of her cronies. Blessings cost 25% more prayer now than in the past and many are claiming them on expenses.

 

Where she's gone she will not have a chance privatising god. Put it this way, she won't be needing her winter fuel payments to keep her warm any time soon. ;)


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#80 Methven Hornet

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:34 PM

God bless Maggie.

 

God had no influence over her when she was alive, she is most definitely beyond reach now.


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