TONY BLAIR has said customers can
only BLAME THEMSELVES for the cull of POST OFFICES.
-Deputy Political Editor -Dec.,13, 2006.
TONY BLAIR has said customers
can only blame themselves for the cull of Post Offices to be unveiled.
The Prime Minister said they had
stopped using Post Offices for everyday transactions -meaning many
branches were no longer viable'
Ministers are tomorrow expected to
announce that up to 3000 Post Offices -one in five-are to close.
Opposition MPs accused MR Blair of
passing the buck for the closure programme.
Revenue lost after services were
withdrawn by the Post Office £168million last year according to Liberal
Democrat figures. Drivers are encouraged to buy road tax online,
television licenses are no longer available at the Post Office and 98
per cent of Pensions are paid straight into bank accounts.
Benefit claimants have been encouraged
to have payments directly to their bank.
When asked if he accepted some of the
blame at his monthly Press Conference in Downing Street yesterday, Mr
'The reason why under this Government
Post Offices have continued to close is not because it has been
Government policy to close them'
It has been because people have made an
individual choice to transact their business differently.
'But there's a simple fact that we
can't get around -that 4million fewer people are using the Post Office
to transact their business than a few years ago.
'The point is that as a result of
people transacting their business through bank accounts and
online, as this next generation of pensioners come through, it's a
very different situation that we are dealing with.
'We cannot go on putting a massive
amount of public subsidy in'
[BUT is quite right for them to
spend hundreds of millions of ponds a year to encourage the separation
of sects in our community -though we now hear they have as usual
discovered yet again that they have made a gigantic blunder and will now
look at their recipients claims in the interests of the community in
A quarter of the Post Office network
have already been shut down since Labour came to power in 1997, leaving
The Department of trade and Industry is
expected to demand tomorrow that further 2,500 to 3,000 are to close.
Liberal Democrat Trade spokesman ED
THE Government has made decision after
decision, in department after department, to undermine the revenue of
'It's nothing to do with customers. In
fact, PENSIONERS were BULLIED into switching away from Post Office
pension books to bank accounts by the GOVERNMENT.
'The total revenue lost to the Post
Office last year from
LOST GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
-and that's increasing all the time.
It's MINISTERS across Whitehall
WHO ARE TO BLAME
Colin Baker, of the National Federation
of Sub Postmasters said:
'It was THIS GOVERNMENT that took away
the POST OFFICE card account.
'How that's the fault of the CUSTOMERS
[Well with Tony Blair it isn't a matter
of whether the matter is essential to the rural community but simply a
matter of eradicating something which was on his HIT LIST and that was
the end of the matter.]
David Cameron -[The Silent Man -'I
support Tony Blair when he is right']
said:' Post Offices provided the
'social glue' for many communities and announced a campaign to try and
shore them up.
The Tory leader is to urge councils to
use Post Offices as 'one-stop shops' to access their services to help
generate new business and increase the number of customers coming in.
'I think the Government has got this
very badly wrong,' Mr Cameron said: 'My great fear is this network is
going to go'
Trade Secretary Alistair Darling will
make a statement to the Commons tomorrow on the future of the
£150million annual subsidy which keeps the rural Post Office network
[Well there are plenty of funds to keep
an illegal war going in Iraq which must be costing millions every day of
the year and a colossal amount of waste in non-productive QUANGOS
costing millions every month of the year which in total are costing the
taxpayer billions of taxpayer's hard earned income - apart from the 10
billion Rebate returned to the E U by Tony Blair - and massive support
for urban areas and now to see the Government's attempt to consider
closing down such a vital community link shows how vindictive they are
of the rural population. The fact is that there are no votes in it
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