Progress, Bullshit!

Small shop closures are progress, says ex-Tesco boss

Sir Terry Leahy was instrumental in the rise of Tesco to become Britain’s biggest retailer

The former boss of Tesco has described the rise of supermarkets and closure of small shops as “part of progress”.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, Sir Terry Leahy also called some High Streets “medieval”, saying the way people lived their lives had changed.

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Supermarkets and other mega and giant stores are a part of the problem in today’s society.

The small shop and the High Street were the hub of the community, where people met neighbours and socialised. Today you can visit any of these big stores and not see anybody you know. They are responsible for breaking down the very fabric of society.

The closing of small shops is NOT progress, it’s a case of the rich getting richer and to hell with people.

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  1. #1 by Liberty of Thinking on February 3, 2013 - 11:06 am

    So much for “every little helps” huh?

  2. #2 by argentumvulgaris on February 3, 2013 - 11:12 am

    >Rom, exactly, small is good. This guy is an idiot.


  3. #3 by womaximum on February 5, 2013 - 7:22 am

    When there was a banana shortage in Australia a few years back (no banana imports here) the price understandably went up. However there was an outcry when people found out it wasn’t going to the growers.

    • #4 by argentumvulgaris on February 5, 2013 - 9:22 am

      >womaximum, that’s often the way. The little man gets nothing. Thanks for stopping by and the comment.


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