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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:03 pm 
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Yes I'd like to know where this mountain of missing post is...

I understand it did go with TNT who provide their internal post system, but that they didn't on that day pick the trackable secure option (too expensive), but the cheaper non-tracking version. TNT nonetheless. Nothing to do with Royal Mail (for once!).


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too expensive ??? , something that could hold most of the nation to financial ransom

makes you wonder what else is flying around out there !!!!!


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If you think its bad that envelopes and parcels go missing you would be surprised at what happens in the freight forwarding business.

A company i used to drive for were/are notorious for losing pallets of goods, one i remember was i collected 8 pallets of waterproof vinyl from a place in blackburn to be delivered on a 3 day service to germany, it turned up 8 weeks later in southern spain :shock: And that was 8 pallets weighing a 1000kg each so its ot like you could just misplace them is it. Bear in mind that is just one incident from a worldwide company that runs hundreds of trucks..


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I know - I mean what must it have cost to send 2 CD's even with trackable TNT... £60 or something? Compared to how much it's going to cost the nation now...


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and the only saving grace about it was that the big man himself was on the list

wonder if the police presence would have been so large if he wasn`t ??


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Blooming benefits scroungers, taking my tax money and then whinging. :wink: :twisted:


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that's a whole new question - should it be means-tested...but let's not debate that now!


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I heard they addressed the CD's to a Mr deore2, and that was the last they saw of it...


that made me laugh, I know I shouldn't have as people lost money with that twunt, but still, very quick :lol:


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that £6 a week makes a big difference :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:27 pm 
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Order of events, from BBC website:

18 October - Junior official from HMRC in Washington, Tyne and Wear, sends two CDs containing password-protected records to audit office in London through courier TNT, neither recorded nor registered
24 October - When package fails to arrive, second one is sent by registered post and arrives safely
3 November - Senior managers are told first package has been lost
10 November - Prime minister and other ministers are informed
12 November - HMRC tell ministers CDs will probably be found
14 November - When HMRC searches fail, Metropolitan Police are called in
15 November- Richard Thomas, Information Commissioner, says remedial action must be taken before public is informed
20 November - HMRC Chairman Paul Gray resigns; Chancellor Alistair Darling makes announcement to House of Commons
21 November - Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologises and orders security checks


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