Lord Mandleson has told peers that there is "no prospect" of the partial sell-off of the Royal Mail going ahead in the "current circumstances".
He lists the current circumstances as the recession, whilst any fule kno, it's because the Government would be given a damn good kicking by their own backbenchers.
That is, apart from Martin Salter who, loyal to the last, would no doubt go down with the ship in inglorious style. All fully in keeping with his campaigning to keep Post Offices open, whilst with no sense of irony whatsoever also voting to close them.
Just hold your nose a little longer. They'll be gone soon.