Is Tom Harris, or any Labour MP sorry about the Post Office?
February 17, 2009 6 Comments
Tom Harris can be forgiven to try to get an apology about a description attributed to theÂ Prime Minister, even though we know many of his colleagues want him to go. Go and check Labour MPs websites – Brown doesn’t feature too heavily… are they ashamed of him I wonder?
But lets not focus on personality, lets focus on issues. Lets take one I know a little about. Say the Post Office. Tom you care about the Post Office it seems. You even took the trouble to table an EDM on the subject didn’t you.Â
But Tom, can you tell us how many Post Offices there were in 1997 when the Labour party came to power and how many there are now? Tom please tell us how many have shut their doors on Labour’s watch? And how many Labour MPs voted against the previous closure programme (Urban reinvention) which used taxpayers money to pay post offices compensation to shut?
You see, this is a political issue, not about personality. I thought I would play the ball not the man. And on this issue Tom, perhaps the Labour party would like to apologise? Are they sorry that under a Labour Government the Post Office Network hasn’t just been decimated. Over 40% of branches have gone!
Where’s the apology from this Government?