Now then, I know the post office closures are down to the EU, and that does anger me, but am I the only one who doesn't go purple in the face with rage when mention is made of post office closures? What really angers me is that our own government didn't withdraw the subsidy years ago and let them take their chances in the market like other businesses have to.
I'll bet £50 worth of premium bonds that if you ask a random 10 people when they last used their local post office at least 9 will answer that they can't remember, or that it was in 1978 to buy a dog licence. Here are my 10 reasons why post offices are a throwback that should be left to die or survive on the open market:
1-No more dog licences
2-No more British Visitors' Passports
3-No more Post Office savings accounts
4-Car tax bought on the internet as are TV licences.
5-Bills paid on the internet and/or direct debit as are TV licences
6-Pensions paid straight into the bank
7-Who buys premium bonds any more?
9-Stamps can be bought in virtually any shop
10-Anything that Crozier and Leighton run dies anyway-look at the English FA and Leeds United!
For God's sake it's 2008, times have changed (see above list) and if you really want a social hub in your village/suburb then try saving something useful like the local pub.