Royal Mail: Russian standards of asset theft

missive at several papers because I am getting increasingly pissed-off at the Royal Mail sell-off, not least of all because the Royal Mail in its current form already makes a profit for the country


“It’s your chance to own a bit of the Royal Mail” they claim. I’m a British citizen, I already own a bit of the Royal Mail, thank you very much.

What they mean is that they’re stealing my bit and everybody else’s bits and flogging them off very cheaply so their city friends can make a lot of money.

It is asset theft on a Russian scale, pure and simple, and utterly corrupt.

The Evening Standard printed it, which I was quite impressed by, given their Russian ownership…


A day later, the Independent printed their version, without the Russia reference – they’re owned by the same Russian as the Standard…