"Many millions of mail items will arrive by alternative means in the next few weeks," says Redshaw, who set up the plastics specialist firm in 1981. "Why would anybody go back to the Victorian method? It’s modernise or dole, chaps!"
He reckons the country should keep the local sorting offices for private mail and populate it with volunteers and community service workers. "Let private companies fight it out for the junk mail and the general public’s household deliveries," he says.
"Britain used to lead the world in postal services, let’s show them the way again."
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