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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Interview with me about Ernest Marples

Paul Canning very kindly interviewed me about the whole ErnestMarples saga after Government 2010 last week. We don’t have much news (hence the radio silence!) but if video’s your thing, you might want to have a watch. We talked about the site, what it did, how it worked, some of the policy background and what [...]

Write to your MP!

It’s certainly been an eventful week. Since we had to close, we’ve had numerous emails of support, several very detailed behind-the-scenes stories about how all this stuff works inside the Royal Mail, stories on websites far and wide, an article in the Guardian’s Technology Supplement… we even got an email from a relative of Mr [...]


Well, it’s been quite a first-half-of-the-week. Since going offline, we have been overwhelmed by expressions of support. At one point on monday, my entire Twitter client was filled with people retweeting things about ErnestMarples, to the exclusion of everything else. Quite astonishing. There’s also been an amazing amount of media coverage — from the BBC, [...]

Ernest Marples Postcodes has been threatened by the Royal Mail

On Friday the 2nd October we received correspondence from the Royal Mail demanding that we close this site down (see below). One of the directors of Ernest Marples Postcodes Ltd has also been threatened personally. We are not in a position to mount an effective legal challenge against the Royal Mail’s demands and therefore have [...]