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Royal Mail: Con-Dems and 'the mafia'
The following letter from Tony Mulhearn, Socialist Party member and Liverpool 47, was published in the Liverpool Echo.
Royal Mail privatisation again reveals the mafia-like outlook of the Con-Dems and confirms Michael Corleone's observation in The Godfather that 'a man with a brief-case can steal more than a 100 men with guns'.
Previous privatisations have resulted in a bonanza for privateers and consultants and the loss of public control over vital utilities like energy, water, rail, etc, now wholly or partly foreign-owned.
French energy company EDF uses its UK profits to subsidise its French consumers. Rail now receives more taxpayer subsidy than when it was nationalised.
This is the economics of bedlam.
The Con-Dems are a government based on lies. The example of efficient private mail delivery in Belgium for instance is false.
The claim that private investment is necessary for Royal Mail to develop as a world class service is false.
I applaud the post office workers for taking action to resist this scandal, and wait in vain for Miliband to declare that Labour will take Royal Mail back into public ownership.