My opinion Derek,would think that most people would be happy to see the word 'Royal' removed.
In addition, all this has been taking shape since 2000, when Consignia came into the equation.It was only a matter of time before, Royal Mail was put up for auction. We should have kicked off then, but being a trusting nation back then, we now realise that all things were preparation for worse(in our opinion) It will undoubtably be a French company who gain it, because that is their interest in the European market. Atos,Capita, Serco. Have we not noticed that all of these services and industries go to an alloted country to help each of their own economies? As a rough guide,French have utilities, services (e.g.insurance) and energy companies(mainly). Frenh company ATOS also deal with our disability claims. Look them up and see how big they are and how good they 'aren't'. Spain have airlines, banks of some sort, Italy have coal and steel, Greece have nothing, and Britain managed to clinch the Banking and financial sector that's why as a country we have to support the banks, which Germany wanted. All wheels within wheels and whoever we point the finger at it's another 'already planned' move, probably part of an already signed agreement in Brussels from years ago.
Personally, I don't much care, because it will happen anyway and look out for the change of anything which is pre-fixed with the word'Royal'. e.g Royal Lancashire, Royal Cheshires. That is no doubt, because we can't be fully integrated with Europe, whilst we have our Royal Family as head of State.Take her head off the stamp and so on. Slow process but it happens infront of our eyes and it's time we think outside the box and what is actually going on. We only shout when it's too late in this country.
Maybe my opinion is completely wrong, but if I get a chance to vote against staying in Europe, then I will use it. No point in complaing afterwards.
SO what are your views about this.
In parallel with the commencement of the Postal Services Act 2000, the company that was to become the "Post Office company" was established (registered company number 4074919), and on the 4th January 2001 a nomination order was made - nominating this company for the purposes of the Act. At that time this company was named Consignia plc. On the 26th January 2001 it was renamed Consignia Holdings plc. The company is now named Royal Mail Holdings plc. The same order set the 26th March 2001 as the "appointed day" on which the transfer of property, rights, liabilities etc. of the old statutory Post Office corporation would take place to the new plc Post Office company.
As a bit of background, immediately prior to Midnight on the 25th March 2001 the property, rights and liabilities of the Post Office corporation (subject to certain exceptions specified in the Postal Services Act 2000) were hived-down to a subsidiary of that corporation called Consignia plc (registered number 4138203) via a scheme made under section 60 of the British Telecommunications Act 1981. You will note that this is not the same company as discussed above - this operating subsidiary of the corporation was renamed to Consignia plc at the same time as the new plc Post Office company was renamed from Consignia plc to Consignia Holdings plc (i.e. on 26th January 2001).
At midnight on the 25th March 2001, ownership of this operating subsidiary was then transferred from the corporation to the new plc Post Office company (Consignia Holdings plc). So Consignia plc (where this business of the old Post Office corporation was hived-down to) became an operating subsidiary of Consignia Holdings plc. On the 4th November 2002 the holding company was renamed Royal Mail Holdings plc and the operating subsidiary was renamed Royal Mail Group plc. On the 20th March 2007 Royal Mail Group plc became Royal Mail Group Ltd.
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