Heard some rather alarming news this morning, to the effect that postal services to remote areas of the country could be reduced and subjected to higher charges. Mailshots from banks and major companies, constituting one third of the Royal Mail's business, could be restricted to urban areas, where deliveries cost less.
It would appear that the Royal Mail is more interested in making money than delivering (sic) a service. Charging people more for their location is discrimination, and this move should be opposed in the strongest possible terms.
Moves are afoot to curb charges, levied by private companies, for delivering items to places like the Western Isles. How often do you see in the small print that an extra charge (how about £15) will be made for taking the item here.
The planes fly here anyway. The ferries do sail. So what's the deal?