Britain has the oldest postal service in the world. The penny black stamp was the first stamp in the world. And, because of this, Britain produces the only stamps in the world which do not bear the name of the country of origin.
The principle behind the Royal Mail has always been that the post would be delivered to every dwelling in the country. In Victorian days the mail was delivered as frequently as four times a day and the postal service was so efficient that a housewife could post her order, request or suggestion to the butcher or greengrocer in the morning, receive a reply by lunchtime and then post her revised order in the afternoon in the certain knowledge that the ordered goods would be delivered, by post, in time for dinner.
After the Royal Mail was sold into private hands, the service gradually deteriorated. Deliveries are now made just once a day (compared to the traditional twice a day deliveries); collections from post boxes are far less frequent and there have already been suggestions that deliveries will be restricted to week days and eventually only to urban addresses, with rural home owners presumably expected to make trips into their nearest town to collect their mail from some sort of central hub or, maybe, a bank of labelled collecting boxes.
As the service has deteriorated it has been clear that many of the problems have been created by trade union demands.
In 2022, even though the company was losing huge amounts of money the unions continued to call strikes which made things worse and pushed more customers into using other delivery services. I can’t be the only person to have noticed that firms selling through the mail are now using other delivery companies instead of Royal Mail.
The irony is that the postal service has deteriorated rapidly at the same time as the number of letters being posted has been falling dramatically (meaning that the strain on the service was considerably less than it had been).
So, what is going on? Is there a hidden agenda behind the failing postal service in the UK?
I believe there is. I believe the underlying plan is to destroy the Royal Mail completely. And strangely, I believe the trade unions (which seem to me to be largely supportive of the Great Reset and the aims of the World Economic Forum) are pursuing policies which seem to support this plan.
The conspirators are determined that we will all conduct all our business online. They want us to bank online, to do all our shopping online, to be educated online, to be treated for health problems online and so on. A postal service not only provides some freedom from online dominance but it also provides a level of privacy that is not available online. Although the authorities might like to open and read correspondence sent by mail they cannot do this as easily as they can read correspondence sent by e-mail (which they do, of course).