Rural post offices

Checkendon Post Office and shop is, as reported, safe for the next few years but elsewhere in the constituency the fight continues.  Boris joined Danny Goffey, the drummer of Supergrass, to support the post office at Stanton St John and, at Crowmarsh, he told a crowd of about 200 protesters that they need their Post Office and "I will do everything I can to help you keep it".   The Post Office consultation period ends on March 17th so do send Boris (or the Post Office) comments and ideas soon if you are in the affected areas.

13 thoughts on “Rural post offices”

  1. Consultation? Federal Europe makes the rules, Liebour can’t do anything to stop them being driven out of business either through legislation or state aid.

  2. Close down inefficient post offices and privatise the rest! What a wimp you are Boris: in Maggie’s day Tory politicians didn’t play games with the electorate and pretend to be in favour of futile campaigns like this.

    Wonkotsane: This has got nothing to do with “Federal Europe”: La Poste in France is alive, kicking and provides a cracking service. It does this via massive state subsidies. Here in the UK we follow a different model. It’s known as capitalism. Once upon a time the Conservative Party used to be proud to fly the flag of free-enterprise and capitalism. Under “Dave” they are playing at solidarity, community and socialism. Well let’s hope they are playing, because if they ever get in then God help us.

  3. Dear Boris – I liked the idea in your Campaign “send the txt msg”, since I was able to contribute for the first time while away, living in a “remote area” and my issue of not being able to have a bank account! I feel as I have done my part, it is very rewarding! keep up the ideas coming!

  4. in all honesty, what’s causing the demise of the local post-office is wealthy 2nd home owners who only visit their country piles a few times a year, thereby killing the local community. We need massive taxes on 2nd homes. What is Boris’s position on 2nd (or 3rd) homes? How many homes does he own?

  5. TheCount “Close down inefficient post offices and privatise the rest! What a wimp you are Boris: in Maggie’s day Tory politicians didn’t play games with the electorate and pretend to be in favour of futile campaigns like this.”

    I agree, but it’s only one of lots of populist tory sellouts going on at the moment. The other day cameron was in the northeast promising roadbuilding up there. Well it’s more in tune with the rank and file than the green posturing.

  6. …what’s causing the demise of the local post-office is wealthy 2nd home owners who only visit their country piles a few times a year (HelenG)

    Are you serious, Helen? Two post offices have shut locally – one in our village, another in a neighbouring village – and I don’t believe there is a single second home owner in either.

    You may know odd examples of second-homers having this effect, but the main cause is competition from out-of-town supermarkets and the trend towards a cashless society. It seems you are trying to make a political point divorced from reality.

  7. Boris is simply playing to the gallery on this issue. There is nothing he can do because the Post Office closures are down to the EU directives.

  8. The Global Elite are Behind Post Office Closures they are being replaced by companies like Fed Ex.

    In just the same way, Pubs are closing down and being replaced by Large Multinational Wine bars and restaurant chains.

    Britain and British culture, heritage and history are being Gutted by the Global Elite and the Charade we call Westminster.

  9. Hi to all you doubters. I`ve got great faith in Boris. Never mind being Mayor of London I feel he`s the best bet for us all. Please Boris aim higher, forget Mayor, go for Prime Minister. The Labour Party lost the plot a long time ago. Did you all really vote for Tony Blair!?

  10. Our local Post Office (South End Green) is apparently on the list of those for the chop, just another nail in the coffin of the things we previously cherished.

    If Boris Johnson promises to do his best on something, I believe him, because you only have to look at the way he ran his election campaign to see that his word can be taken seriously. Every claim he made and every accusation of Ken’s failed promises was backed up with certifiable statistics, he and his administration have said they intend to be accountable and the buck will stop with them.

    They have absolutely no intention of blaming Mrs. Thatcher, Lady Shirley Porter and the other ridiculous scapegoats that Ken used, but he used the Hillary Clinton school of reporting anyway, there was no comparison with what he claimed he had achieved and what actually happened.

    Talk about “Lies, damn lies and statistics!” (Mark Twain!) Should have been written by Ken. Still, RIP Ken Livingstone, a brilliant media career beckons, and you should take it, hon, you are only hurting yourself hanging round City Hall.

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