Bradford Labour MPs are crying foul over Gordon Brown bringing in Dutch owned TNT to begin the creeping privatization of our Royal Mail.
This is just symptom of much wider problem. I'm sure these local MPs would be shocked to learn that there must be full liberalisation of postal services by 2011!
Due to EU regulations Royal Mail has been forced to compete with private and foreign postal services. These other providers are only interested in the profit, and so only operate on the profitable parts of the service and business mail, while poor old Royal Mail has to keep the rural routes and less profitable parts going. Of course this is un-sustainable.
Labour is running the Royal Mail into the ground due to this unfair competition.
If the Labour MPs really cared for our public services they would demand Royal Mail be brought back into public ownership and given the sole monopoly to operate as it did pre-1997, as an efficient, profit making service which put people before profit.
Of course, the only way that is going to happen is to ignore the rules or leave the EU, which Labour MPs will not dare do. So Labour MPs which is it? You can't have your cake and eat it.
T&A Report: http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/4047377.MPs_fight_Royal_Mail_privatisation/