15 comments for “It’s A Good Question, Isn’t It?

  1. Valentine Gray
    August 28, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Ask the Chinese to build it, they would take half the time and half the cost, and HS 2 would have been finished. To much of our social infrastructure is built and run by racketeers.

    • Lord T
      August 28, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      It’s not so much racketeers its our local government that sets so many rules and regs so they can get some revenue. Even the Chinese would find their triages a push over compared to UK local government.

      • FrankH
        August 28, 2019 at 7:29 pm


        Three cheers for predictive text. 😀

        • Lord T
          August 29, 2019 at 12:21 pm

          Ooops. That will team me to read fully before I post. As you probably already thought I meant Triads.

          • Lord T
            August 30, 2019 at 11:49 am

            Bugger. Can’t even get teach right.

  2. GoingNowhereFast
    August 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    The Post Office have already confirmed it was their fault and they will provide refunds to anyone that has paid. Perhaps this website and the Echo will update this story with the up to date information rather than spreading fake news!!

    • August 28, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      Good thing you were able to update us. Phew!

      • GoingNowhereFast
        August 29, 2019 at 5:29 pm

        You’re welcome, looked like you need all the help you can get.

    • Lord T
      August 29, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      Well seeing as they will be subcontracting out most of the work anyway surely their choice to subcontract this part out is relevant.

      • GoingNowhereFast
        August 29, 2019 at 5:28 pm

        Maybe your ladyship could provide a more appropriate vendor than the Post Office and Royal Mail?

        • Lord T
          August 30, 2019 at 11:49 am

          Local distributors.

    • September 1, 2019 at 7:44 am

      I think you need to look up ‘fake news’ in a dictionary. If you possess one.

      • GoingNowhereFast
        September 2, 2019 at 12:08 pm

        “A RED tape blunder means thousands of people had to pay £2 to collect Government leaflets”

        This is the first line of the article and completely false.

        As far as the account goes only one person had the issue, and even they said they only saw a few other letters. So where has the journalist got the evidence that “thousands” people had to pay?

  3. August 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

    The final comment from the Post Office bloke says it all, really.

    ““To obtain their refund, they need to get in touch with the Post Office at houndsditch.crown-office@Postoffice.co.uk with an image of the envelope with the paid stamp.”

    The official belief is that, before anyone pays for a stamp to be affixed to an unstamped letter from the Post Office, they will be taking a photograph of that same letter, so that they can reclaim the £2.00. The mind sometimes boggles at the mindset of officialdom!

    • September 1, 2019 at 7:44 am

      Exactly! Petty officialdom rules!

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