Hackney Council has being using your money to gloss over Labourâ€™s responsibility for the likely closure of seven local post offices.
In this weekâ€™s edition of Hackney Today â€“ the newspaper paid for by Hackney taxpayers â€“ Labour Mayor Jules Pipe launched a breathtakingly hypocritical spin campaign to save the post offices from being axed. All of them are in Labour-controlled wards.
Anyone receiving the newspaper, which claims that â€œMayor Jules Pipe and [Labour] councillors from the affected areas are calling on the Post Office to back down from a bid to close branches in parts of the boroughâ€, might be tricked into believing the Labour party planned to mount an effective campaign against the disgraceful closures.
What Hackney Today doesnâ€™t tell you is the Labour Government is actually responsible for approving the closures. According to the independent postal regulator Postwatch, â€œGovernment has announced that Post Office Ltd is to close 2,500 post officesâ€. Thatâ€™s more than one in five post offices that will close by the end of this year.
The only party that wants to make sure older people and our most vulnerable residents donâ€™t lose vital, local services in Hackney is the Conservative Party. Thatâ€™s why the Conservatives have been running a national campaign to save our post offices since 2006.
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