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Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Many thanks for your understanding.

At the moment, this seems like a reasonably good idea, as it will encourage Royal Mail to become more efficient and an all-round better service. The real test, though, will be whether we still think it was a good idea five years hence, which will largely depend on whether Royal Mail has performed, or ended up increasing prices, removing rural services, or just giving up completely.

This 358th post was filed under: News and Comment.






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