callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

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Only twenty Labour MPs voted against the government's plans to close 2,500 sub-post offices. I wonder if they included Justice Minister Jack Straw, who campaigned against closures in his own constituency? Rhetorical question. 'Community' is a word we are all getting sick of, thanks to its indiscriminate use. In the case of small post offices, it does have some meaning, especially since so many pubs have closed. This is as bad as Beeching's Axe for people in remote places and, like the recent Budget, hits the poorest people hardest. Apparently there are four million fewer users of post offices than there were two years ago. In two years' time there will be even fewer, making this a self-justifying decision. 'The People's Post Office'? What a joke.
Tags: communities, post office closures

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