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'Royal Mail' is trending on Twitter Thursday: Morning Report

June 04, 2015 09:48 AM

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1. Royal Mail trending

'Royal Mail' is a trending topic on Twitter Thursday morning following the announcement that the UK government will sell off its remaining stake in the postal service.

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Twitter is full of critical opinions, including these: 

  • @JonathanArnott: "I oppose the Royal Mail sell-off. It's a natural monopoly and should have been kept as such."
  • @DavidSchneider: "In this week's We're All In It Together, George's hedgefund pals get more of Royal Mail while the vulnerable and ill prepare for more cuts."
  • @chrisplettuce: "If the government sells it's remaining 30% stake in @RoyalMail no doubt to wealthy cronies is it still entitled to be called 'Royal' Mail?"
  • @TheJVoice: "The rest of the Royal Mail to be sold off is hardly a surprise but it certainly isn't right. Job losses inevitable and service will slip"
As of 9:42 a.m. ET, 5,043 Twitter users were tweeting about the topic.
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