Royal Mail privatisation proposals fiercely criticised

Responding to today’s announcement detailing the Government’s plans to privatise Royal Mail, Jonathan Edwards MP, Plaid Cymru spokesperson on Royal Mail, said:

“Plaid Cymru is wholly opposed to the privatisation of Royal Mail.

“When the last Labour Government thought that part-privatisation was a good idea, Plaid Cymru fought to defend Royal Mail in the House of Commons, and will do so again against this Tory – Lib Dem decision.

“Plaid Cymru is very concerned about the Government’s decision to press ahead with privatisation of the postal service that threatens to put jobs and services at risk.

“The reasons for keeping Royal Mail in public ownership are numerous, and the Government has not been able to give sufficient reasons for privatising it.

“In May this year, it was announced that Royal Mail had posted a profit of over £400 million in the preceding year and lays to waste the Coalition Government’s claim that it must be sold off to survive.”


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