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Royal Mail fail


WE ARE seeing the law of unintended consequenc­es.

Royal Mail’s attempt to increase its profits by raising the price of stamps will lead to fewer letters and cards being sent, reduced profits, fewer postal workers needed, rival firms moving in to take over deliveries of parcels and packages, and just receiving texts and emails instead of birthday

and Christmas cards. By a similar logic, my council is to start charging to collect garden waste. This will result in fewer people signing up for the service, a reduction in the number of refuse workers needed and waste being dumped in country lanes.


Billericay, Essex.

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