The whole nation was behind Sir Bradley and cycling could have become an everlasting wagon for Royal Mail to carry its promotions. Can't think the Stones would be anywhere near in terms of penetration.
History was made in the UK in 1972 when I believe the Credit Card was born.. Creating the system of money and more up to the present day living in some form of Debt...
It would be interesting to know how much the amount of credit card debt was in say 1975 and what it is now 38 years later...
Regarding posties, yes there is a few years wait before posties can sell their shares without any penalty.. Can really see the RM share price going below £5 as parcel traffic is still increasing and creating more profits from it... Plus stamp prices have just go up being another boost.... As for job losses .. Changes to letter deliveries, where you pick up your mail at local pickup point outlets has been talk for many years..
Free Home deliveries could well be a thing of the past in years to come... An E Mail or text could be sent to you informing you of A letter or package is waiting for you at your local collection point in the future .. Thus how many less posties would be required if that is ever introduced..?.. Home deliveries may well be available at an extra charge.. For an example you could pay 75p for a stamp for a letter to be delivered to a local delivery pickup point.. And maybe you buy a £1 stamp for a direct to the house delivery ...
All a possibility for the future... And a Change to the RM delivery system..
As we all know constant changes mean just that to nearly everything as years go by...
ah yeah , not thought of that and it was at the height of the thatcher / regan years , yeah that was a bigger bang , the 1971 bang was just a minor bang in comparison . nearly 30 years to get here but now we can't get out , we've entered a vortex and spinning helplessly to the centre of the financial black hole .
The day of deregulation for the securities market in London, England on October 27, 1986, in which the London Stock Exchange (LSE) became a private limited company. The event revitalized the LSE because outside corporations were allowed to enter its member firms and automated price quotation was established.
jings I thought the creation of the current financial universe , the beginning of the chaos we're experiencing now ( very good lol ) started in 1971 when we came fully off a gold standard ( well part gold standard as it was ) . jings gravity ( when I jump up a bit I still come back down ) was meant as reference to RBS , will jump a bit but come back down unfortunately for holders . . mailman , like you say its history now , but the farce still needs looking into . the posties shares they got aren't allowed to be sold for 2 years ,(according to my postie ) so they are worth nothing yet in a way ( what price will they be then ? ) , then we have the job losses that was in the news 1600 I think it is . i agree posties haven't lost out too much for now , but i think in the long run they will be losers and like a lot of workers it will be more hours less pay , less security . . i never understood why they got rid of the cycles and your post is spot on about how hard a job it is on the body and at times an unpleasant job to do in bad weather . lets hope this great service doesn't go down hill .
Yes, I couldn't believe the Royal Mail didn't grab Sir Bradley Wiggins after the Olympics. What a marketing coup that would have been! The Royal Mail could have been at the centre of a cycling revolution throughout the UK with every posties bike promoting the cause. Instead they did away with the bikes, absolutely crazy! Much like the guy (forget his name) who turned down the Beatles.
The big bang 1986 , the creation of the current financial universe , the beginning of the chaos we're experiencing now , Lol...........as for gravity , you losing your sense of humour . ...MSM . Difficult to believe much of what you read these days , best to ignore it and do your own research .
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