Magazine article The Spectator

Lost in the Post

Magazine article The Spectator

Lost in the Post

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The readers' dinner held at Spectator headquarters last week was, as might be expected, a sparkling, bibulous affair.

The only cloud was the realisation that, unfortunately, many subscribers had not received the latest issue of the magazine, thanks to the inefficiency of the Royal Mail and the disruption caused by recent industrial activity. Alas, this sorry situation seems likely to continue for some time to come, as the postal workers' union seems hell-bent on trying the public's patience still further.

Like many other Royal Mail customers, The Spectator is looking for a new supplier that can offer a more reliable service to our readers; like many others we are unlikely to return to the Royal Mail. Declining revenues - and reputation - can only compound the P ost O ffice's financial problems. But, like the miners in the 1980s, the Royal Mail seems determined to hasten its own demise. …

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