Re: snail Mail
Privatisation of Royal Mail would be the worst thing to hit the country because firstly and the most important thing about snail mail is no private company want's it. All the profit making features of Royal Mail has been taken away from it and handed to private companies.
Snail mail (letters and small parcels)has been a loss maker for Royal Mail for decades and the government each and every time picks up the tab. If you remember, the government of the time tried to privatise the Royal Mail but no one wanted to take on snail mail because it's not profitable.
IF the governments hands was forced to privatise Royal Mail to off load the yearly debt it produces, the problem becomes which private company is the one that is forced to take on snail mail because someone has to do it? I remember years ago when there was talk of privatising Royal Mail that many feasibility studies were done and it was concluded that the private company forced to take on snail mail would divided the country up into profit and loss areas and this would come down to the micro level of not just counties or cities, but down to the level of towns, streets and even roads. Areas not deemed profitable enough could have one delivery a week or one delivery every two weeks. In some rural areas it could be one delivery per month.
Such a change could change the fabric of how everyone communicates with everyone else. Local councils, companies, businesses, doctors, hospitals, basically every letter that is currently hand written or typed would have to be sent by email. This would mean everyone in the UK would have to have an email address whether they wanted to or not. The result of having an email address would mean everyone in the UK, young and old, having to have an electronic device capable of sending and receiving emails.
Therefore, NO, privatisation of the Royal Mail would be a very very bad thing.