My name is Tim McCormack. From 2004 to 2010 I owned and ran a small and remote Post Office in the Highlands. Then I made the mistake of buying a bigger one in Duns in the Scottish Borders which my wife and I ran for 4 years until leaving under NT.
So we bought Duns just at the time NT was about to start. I have been an outspoken critic of that dreadful plan since its inception along with many others. Time has passed and my own and other’s predictions have come to pass. Those SPMRs who remain in the network and unable to escape under NT have seen their investments decimated and their income fall rapidly.
Then of course their is the HOL scandal. SPMRs wrongly accused of theft and jailed while POL remain in denial that there is anything wrong with HOL. As a former IT consultant I have noted many errors in HOL and have tried to convince Paula Vennells directly that these exist and cause losses to SPMRs on a daily basis.
While there are several online forums where SPMRs discuss such issues there has never been a central depository for such information and with it a timeline. This blog attempts to do this and over time I hope to look back over the last few years and collate and comment on the issues that have been raised.