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Royal Mail privatisation

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Not in the slightest. Just another opportunity for them to give their mates a chance to make money at our expense. It's what they're put into politics for.

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Cheap(ish) flotation. Dividends.

You mean like British Gas? Yeah that was worth a few people making a few quid wasn't it. It's not like the energy companies now shaft everyone regularly.

Building societies becoming banks was another good earner. I am just popping down to the Bradford & Bingley. ...

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Cheap(ish) flotation. Dividends.

And a worse service at a higher price for the consumer to go with it.

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And a worse service at a higher price for the consumer to go with it.

Will postman suddenly lose the ability to locate the postbox or something? How much higher?

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You mean like British Gas? Yeah that was worth a few people making a few quid wasn't it. It's not like the energy companies now shaft everyone regularly.

Building societies becoming banks was another good earner. I am just popping down to the Bradford & Bingley. ...

Do they? In what way do they shaft everyone?

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Do they? In what way do they shaft everyone?

Are you taking the p iss or what? I can only assume that a) you generate your own electricity

b ) are a millionaire or you own a power company.

It is a complete and utter scam.

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Are you taking the p iss or what? I can only assume that a) you generate your own electricity

b ) are a millionaire or you own a power company.

It is a complete and utter scam.

Aah, I'm not a cobbler either, are shoe companies a scam?

 

Why is it a scam, there's a chart doing the rounds that show just how much we pay compared to our European cousins and judging by the gnashing and wailing round here you'd think that we were actually paying with blood while over the channel they were being given it gratis.

 

http://www.energy.eu/

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Yes. Halcyon days, where bills were virtually non existent. How much were they again and how much would they be today? When we'd have just the one supplier, who could set just how much they could charge and how little they could invest.

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Yes. Halcyon days, where bills were virtually non existent. How much were they again and how much would they be today? When we'd have just the one supplier, who could set just how much they could charge and how little they could invest.

Why do we need more than one supplier? It isn't food or something that can vary in quality. It should be made to keep peoples houses warm and power business, not just generate profit for a handful of rich people.

Same with the Post office.

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Why do we need more than one supplier? It isn't food or something that can vary in quality. It should be made to keep peoples houses warm and power business, not just generate profit for a handful of rich people.

Same with the Post office.

Because if you have just the one supplier they call the shots. "Electricity gone off, sir? We'll be round 3 weeks on Tuesday!"

It does keep peoples houses warm, power business AND generate profit, which keeps my pension ticking over nicely.

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Because if you have just the one supplier they call the shots. "Electricity gone off, sir? We'll be round 3 weeks on Tuesday!"

It does keep peoples houses warm, power business AND generate profit, which keeps my pension ticking over nicely.

Having six companies hasn't improved anything though has it? EDF charge us more than they charge their French customers.

The Royal Mail has lost money for years and the British Public has picked up the bill. Now it has started to make a bit, we should be recouping some of the money we ploughed in.

We have competition now, privatising the service will not increase the number of competitors it will just ensure that public money is syphoned off into individuals pockets.

I have an old postcard from before WW1 it was sent from Ulverston to Newcastle on Tyne, it was posted in the morning and the wording says "Arriving at 2pm please pick me up at the station" -4 posts a day!

How long before privatisation brings us 4 posts ( or even 1) a week?

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Do you remember the days before energy privatisation?

 

yes, indeed..and not just as a customer, but working with the overmanned  inefficient, unresponsive CEGB and Norweb who had never heard of the concept of customer service.

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Having six companies hasn't improved anything though has it? EDF charge us more than they charge their French customers.

The Royal Mail has lost money for years and the British Public has picked up the bill. Now it has started to make a bit, we should be recouping some of the money we ploughed in.

We have competition now, privatising the service will not increase the number of competitors it will just ensure that public money is syphoned off into individuals pockets.

I have an old postcard from before WW1 it was sent from Ulverston to Newcastle on Tyne, it was posted in the morning and the wording says "Arriving at 2pm please pick me up at the station" -4 posts a day!

How long before privatisation brings us 4 posts ( or even 1) a week?

Improved? What do you want to improve? You mean you want it cheaper, you see these faceless corporations who just have 10's of thousands of rotund men in expensive suits keeling over from the weight of the £50 notes they're shovelling into their pockets and want a cut of the action.

Excellent, lets get back to what it was like before the "great war", first thing, women no longer get to vote. That ok?

If privatisation brings us 2 guaranteed posts per week, brilliant. Because the only thing that'll happen is I'll get less marketing ###### from various companies.

Just a quick question, if, when you check on the mat in a morning and the postie (or national treasure as he/she shall now be called) hasn't delivered anything who do you blame?

 

 

OH MY GOD! A company charges people in a completely different country a different amount for it's services.

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Just an aside, the business linked to this website posts out magazines. Do these magazines, which will undoubtedly be sent by Royal Mail, arrive on time, every time?

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Having six companies hasn't improved anything though has it? EDF charge us more than they charge their French customers.

The Royal Mail has lost money for years and the British Public has picked up the bill. Now it has started to make a bit, we should be recouping some of the money we ploughed in.

We have competition now, privatising the service will not increase the number of competitors it will just ensure that public money is syphoned off into individuals pockets.

I have an old postcard from before WW1 it was sent from Ulverston to Newcastle on Tyne, it was posted in the morning and the wording says "Arriving at 2pm please pick me up at the station" -4 posts a day!

How long before privatisation brings us 4 posts ( or even 1) a week?

 

Having six companies hasn't improved anything though has it?

yes. compared with life under The North West Electricity Board, everything and I means EVERYTHING , is better

 

 

EDF charge us more than they charge their French customers.

Even if that were true, its irrelevant as they have entirely different costs, entirely different SLAs etc.

 

I have an old postcard from before WW1 it was sent from Ulverston to Newcastle on Tyne, it was posted in the morning and the wording says "Arriving at 2pm please pick me up at the station" -4 posts a day!

I know what you mean on this. But you try telling that to the kids of today, with their interweb, smartphones, text messages, voice mail, Twitbook, overnight parcel deliveries and they wouldn't believe you!

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This thread is about Royal Mail privatisation. Stay on topic, please.

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Posted · Hidden by John Drake, September 28, 2013 - No reason given

This thread is about Royal Mail privatisation. Stay on topic, please.

Some hope now Archie is on his energy rants

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Just an aside, the business linked to this website posts out magazines. Do these magazines, which will undoubtedly be sent by Royal Mail, arrive on time, every time?

 

No, not every time. But Royal Mail is the ONLY service that offers us an affordable next day delivery option to all areas of the UK.

 

I think many people fear that this level of service will only go one way after privatisation, regardless of any promises being given by government ministers now, who lets face it, have a vested interest in the privatisation going ahead, will say whatever they think they need to say in order to achieve that and will probably no longer be around to admit or accept blame if their promises are later seen to be broken.

 

In short - do I expect the postal service to impove after privatisation? No.

 

Do I expect it to cost a lot more? Yes.

 

Will those employed to run it start earning even more outrageous amounts in pay and bonuses than they do already? Absolutely.

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And if it were not privatised, what evidence is there that the service will not decline further and that prices will not increase?

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