Can I have a word on… when running a store actually means closing it | Jonathan bouquet


Aanother week and another far from grumbling correspondent, this one being Ian Barlow from Bristol. He asked, “Why can’t people say what they think? And quoted this from Bristol Post: “Buying habits are changing, so we are rotating our store base to make sure we have the right stores to provide our customers with a great shopping experience,” said M&S Regional Director John Dorrington . “

Even if you try to sum it up in terms of quick management, “running our store” means M&S is closing its Broadmead branch in the city after 70 years. As Mr. Barlow says, just spin Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in their graves.

Now I like a good slogan as much as the next man – “Go to work on an egg”, “One March a day helps you work, rest and play”. What I can’t stand are the regular outpourings from our neighborhood jab-dodger. She insists on putting up posters at her window with what she hopes are pungent and relevant messages. For example, “Refuse the depopulation jab and preserve your fertility”. Then there was “Covid is not the virus, the media is”. (unforgivable grammar.)

Recently, she has dug new depths – “The Covid Pass is Nazi tyranny”. As I’m sure she is unaware of Godwin’s Law – “As an internet discussion grows, the likelihood of a person being compared to Hitler or another Nazi increases “- maybe I should do some flyposting myself.

And what should we do with the following from a recent Sunday newspaper article: “The fuel panic appears to be easing despite the Remainers’ desperate efforts to spread flames on gasoline and stoke a false fuel crisis. Brexit ”? Well, that’s a hell of a trick if you can pull it off.

Jonathan Bouquet is a columnist for the Observer

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