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Gordon Brown finally steps in to help the Royal Mail

After days of controversy and speculation we saw Gordon Brown today step into the breach regarding the potential strike at Royal Mail which could severely dent the future of this once great UK operation. The Prime Minister stepped forward today to suggest that the "unnecessary" walk out should be averted because potentially the Royal Mail is set to lose significant contracts in the short to medium term which may never return.

This subtle comment by the Prime Minister is seen by many as a warning to unions that they need to get back round the negotiating table and attempt to at least come to a short-term agreement with the Royal Mail management. Unfortunately, if the strike does go ahead it will impact upon small, medium and large businesses in the UK and lead to significant cash flow issues and stock delivery problems. Coming at the beginning of the festive period the unions could not have picked a worse time, something they are acutely aware of.

Over the next few days we should see the likes of Lord Mandelson appear from the mist to act as some kind of go between and attempt to bring the two sides closer together. Whether he will be successful is very much open to debate.

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