Wednesday 14 October 2015.
Dear Mr Cameron,
Sing a song of sixpence:
Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king?
The king was in his counting house counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!
She made such a commotion that little Jenny Wren
flew down to the garden and popped it on again.
What a tale for our times of peasants, robbers, kings, queens and that robbing popinjay, Baron (to be) Osborne, and social justice activist in the shape of little Jenny Wren.
As I write today, the nations infamous robber baron, George Osborne, with a 2:1 bachelor’s degree in Modern History, has announced on Twitter:
“We’ve finished process of returning @RoyalMail to private sector. Right thing to do for Royal Mail workforce, customers and the taxpayer.”
Back in 1516 when that black-hearted wife killer Henry VIII was on the throne of merrie England, he established a Master of the Posts which later became a service available to the public in the reign of Charles I and the ‘Royal Mail’ remained a publicly owned service until 15 October 2013 when you flogged off 70% it at a bargain basement price to the avid delight of hedge fund speculators. So it is with some measure of surprise to hear our resident robber baron and student of history talking about returning Royal Mail to a private sector to which it has never belonged, ever. Or is it the case now that ‘to the robbers belong the spoils’ and a legal precedent of a robbers retroactive right of ownership of pilfered loot pre-dating the actual robbery? A significant insight into your governments behaviour methinks.
George Osborne, can’t do economics, can’t do history or chooses to ignore it for self serving purposes and lies to the public, which part of this exactly is the ‘right thing to do for (the) Royal Mail workforce, customers and the taxpayer’?
As a regular customer of the Royal Mail I guess what I have to look forward to is the usual decline in service that follows privatisation, loyal staff thrown out on their ears, rising costs and an asset stripped service descending into chaos and all for a fast buck for the greedy slime-balls in the damned ‘free’ markets.