Letters / Social elitism

Alistair Carmichael MP hypocritically postulates and snorts at claims by Royal Mail that it is struggling with its commitment to a universal service six days a week.

Hypocritically because he was a supporter of and voted for the sell off of Royal Mail, which has only one guaranteed outcome once its sell off obligations have been met – namely the end of a globally respected universal postal service.

Alistair’s actions along with his partners’ in social elitism are a clear example of the selfish ruling elite in Westminster that is ever driving a massive wedge between the haves and the have-nots.

On Tuesday’s morning breakfast news it was reported that OFCOM was not going to respond to Royal Mail’s request to restructure its universal service or consider changes to what it sees as unfair competition by others; cherry picking the large urban areas whilst ignoring the remote, rural and island areas of the inappropriately called UK.


Only a publicly owned company can deliver universal goods and services that are deemed necessary to life – such as water, energy, health and postal services.

So why or how anyone with a modicum of common social decency would think privatisation of a utility or national service provider would operate in the best interests of the community rather than its shareholders, must reside on the planet “Greedopolis”

It’s no surprise that the socially immoral and utterly selfish three main parties in England appear to many Scots as joined at the hip.

Thank goodness Scotland has the SNP and the Greens to carry us to a far better place that folk south of the border can only dream of.

Vic Thomas

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