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We all rely on the


Royal Mail – from receiving that parcel we’ve ordered online to


knowing that birthday card we’ve sent is going to arrive in time.


Which is why this Conservative-led’s Government plans to privatise the Royal Mail are so dangerous.


As the Shadow Minister for Postal Affairs, I have been campaigning against the privatisation


vociferously. I have written in the Edinbugh Evening News and Herald (you can view them by clicking on the newspapers)


I’m asking all constituents to co-sign my letter at http://action.labour.org.uk/save-daily-delivery and show that the British public don’t support selling off the Royal Mail.


There were also two debates in Parliament earlier this month. Firstly, there was consideration of the impact of privatisation on Rural Areas. I fear that, post-privatisation, we may well see a Royal Mail where profitable urban areas are cherry-picked, leaving rural areas to wither on the vine, leaving people in those areas with a substandard postal service.


http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=13471&st=11:48:11 Secondly, the question has been asked, what will Postal Services in Scotland look like post the


referendum? In a Westminster Hall debate, Scottish MPs had the opportunity to explore these issues. The SNP and those in the Yes campaign need to explain how the Universal Service Obligation will be maintained should Scotland decide to be separate from the rest of the United Kingdom.


http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=13534&st=10:41:32


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