Friday, March 06, 2009

The silence of the damned

Ann Winterton gets an honourable mention in The Daily Telegraph letters column today, from Stuart Noyes. He writes:

At this week's Prime Minister's Questions, Ann Winterton asked whether "the real reason for part-privatising Royal Mail stems directly from European Union postal legislation". The answer referred to the Hooper report, which explains that the real reasons for part-privatising the Royal Mail are European Union postal legislation and EU state-aid rules.

Why do our elected representatives not want the British people to know the truth?
The whole Royal Mail saga has to be one of the most egregious examples of the "elephant in the room". The Hooper Report makes no secret of EU involvement, yet by far the bulk of our MPs and almost all the media does not want to mention it … to say nothing of the unions.

There is something fundamentally and unutterably dishonest about the way this issue is being treated, and that has not passed unnoticed. My post on the issue was widely linked and many others are making the same points.

Our gifted representatives are taking us for fools. This is a very dangerous thing to do.