Comment posted RIP Helensburgh town centre: Waitrose out of town location approved by Graeme mccormick.
And all because the lady couldn’t buy pak chow
Graeme mccormick also commented
- siting Waitrose in east Helensburgh will not increase football to the town. Nor will it create new jobs. As the consumer spend is finite all it means is that some money spent in Helensburgh but more likely in Dumbarton will now be spent in Waitrose.
Consequently any jobs created at Waitrose will result in fewer jobs in Asda and Morrisons in Dumbarton.
bearing in mind that Dumbarton is the third poorest area in Scotland is there not a moral imperative on us to support Dumbarton where the loss of up to 180 jobs will have a devastating effect on these families who in all probability struggle much more than most Helensburgh families?
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One does wonder what would have happened in the UK as a result of the student uprising in France in the 1960s.
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Any crumbs are helpful but why was Glasgow playing second fiddle to Manchester and Liverpool when it is bigger than them and with greater levels of poverty?
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I don’t know but I suspect the key is the currency. If Sterling drops because there is no agreement then the markets will give it a pounding (excuse the pun) and if the Arabs etc. move their money the rUk gov will have to move quick.
If the currency is not affected materially then it will be largely business as usual for most folk in England for the first few years.
Both countries will gradually adapt to the changes going on to avoid sudden unpleasant changes to their economies.
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Can’t wait to see you.
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This applies throughout Scotland particularly with bedding plants.
I recall being in Paris a few years ago and the style of the summer bedding was an absolute delight.
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