UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Bruce: Mixing up Royal Mail rescue with Post Office future irresponsible

Press Release   •   Sep 13, 2010 12:26 BST

“The SNP is scaremongering as usual. The Hooper review makes it clear that Royal Mail is in dire straits and we need to sort it out. If we sat back and did nothing, as the SNP would clearly prefer, the vital services Royal Mail provide would disintegrate."

Commenting on the SNP attack on Business Secretary Vince Cable over the future of the Royal Mail, Liberal Democrat MP Malcolm Bruce said:

“The SNP is scaremongering as usual. The Hooper review makes it clear that Royal Mail is in dire straits and we need to sort it out.  

“If we sat back and did nothing, as the SNP would clearly prefer, the vital services Royal Mail provide would disintegrate.

“Our plans offer employees shares in their own company, a stake in the future of Royal Mail, which is a long-held Liberal Democrat policy.

“The SNP is deliberately mixing up steps to rescue Royal Mail with the future of Post Offices. This is unbelievably irresponsible.

“Vince Cable is taking the necessary steps to secure our mail services for the future. There is no programme of closures planned, as under the Labour Government, because we recognise the value of our Post Offices, particularly those in rural and remote areas.”