We used to have a lovely post office in a large brick building on the high street.
It was always busy, indeed so busy was it that it was sometimes a pain in the arse to use. Of course it has moved to WHSmith now, where they have less than half the desks in not even a quarter of the space.
It is of course much, much worse.
But that isn't the real subject of this post. I post, without apology, this entry from the LPUK blog in its entirety:
This book cost less than a fiver; are you prepared to spend the price of a couple of pints for your freedom?
On November 5th 1605 Guido Fawkes, 'the only man to enter Parliament with honest intent', sought to end the repressive rule of a King from Scotland who brought repression to the Country. The rule of the Stuarts ended on the battlefield of Naseby, with Absolutism subordinate to the rule of Law and Parliament.
The United Kingdom has now become riven with Cameras, unaccountable Local Authorities losing millions in Iceland. Who are speaking up for the people of this Country, as we are plundered as taxpayers to prop up the Banks, not the MPs that's for sure.
We want to send a message to Parliament, we want 646 copies of '1984', one to be sent to each member of Parliament - make your pledge at email@example.com to send a copy to arrive on November 5th.
The Libertarian Party with the support of other organisations will ensure that each member of the Cabinet will get a copy, with an appropriate message.
If you cannot be bothered to Act stop whining and continue to be 'taxed unto your meat and drink'
I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country.
-- Andrew Jackson
I'll be sending a copy, which by lucky hap I have just finished, to my MP in the morning. Hence the trek down to WHSmith. I shall not buy anything in the store on principal.