Posties refuse to deliver BNP leaflets
Communications Workers Union claims Royal Mail is breaking a “conscience clause”
Right I’ve just made a couple of posts today telling you why I don’t think it’s a good idea to be voting for the BNP at the EU elections, it’s not good for Britain, it’s not a good idea to be adding to a small group of Euro Fascists, and I don’t like any of their nationalist/socialist policies, and there’s the rub. The democratic process demands that we make informed electoral choices based on policies on offer, and now we see a trade union foolishly interfering with the democratic process. They don’t like the BNP message, that makes two of us, but they take it a step further and prevent the BNP from legally getting it’s policies onto the doormats. They are still a legally recognised political party and deserve the same rights as others, a right to be heard, a right to be challenged, and perhaps even the right to offend. They cannot do that if the Royal Mail fail to find a way of keeping to it’s contractual obligations, the stand of the trade union is nothing short of censorship which sets a dangerous precedent. If they are allowed to do this now, would they take the same steps with say a Conservative or UKIP candidate with whom they disagreed?
If postal workers insist on refusing to deliver these leaflets, then the Royal Mail should pay someone like TNT to do it for them.
Democracy is damaged when we resort to censorship.