LETTER: Post Office move is a mistake

The following is an extract from a letter sent to MP Caroline Ansell:

I am not happy about seeing the Post Office closing to be re-opened in WH Smith in Terminus Road. It is a compromise. It is rather like closing the police station and locating it in the council offices.

With regard to the Post Office in WH Smith, what happens if that store has to close? Your government is committed to cost-cutting, no matter what effect it has. A Post Office has to be a dedicated environment, so has a police station, not something you tack on to something else.

Penalties on driving whilst using a mobile phone have been increased and yet the slashing of police budgets has meant less road traffic police. We have an army barely fit for purpose, a navy that is lacking in ships and an air force also hanging on by a thread. The NHS is a candidate for collapse, not surprising under Jeremy Hunt. You go on about Great Britain being the fifth largest economy – there was a time we were third.

Your government will want to see the NHS and the Post Office privatised. Just own up and get on with it. By the way many thousands of people had to have pay cuts or wage freezes but you took your pay rise! And what is the alternative? Jeremy Corbyn? What a terrible state our political system has reached. Sadly, the majority of our politicians are just suits, and creased ones at that.

Tony Speigal

Darley Road

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