REMEMBRANCE: Close shops for staff tributes

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This year Remembrance Sunday falls exactly on November 11 (Armistice Day), exactly 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

Hence there is a prima facie case for Remembrance Sunday to be marked with retail closure to enhance the qualities of peace and decorum, and for more working people to be able to have the chance to partake in the Remembrance Sunday events within the communities in which they live.

MPs and Peers would gain many plaudits were they to rise above the party/Brexit divides and come together to legislate for retail closure for Remembrance Sunday 2018.

John Barstow

Member Usdaw Executive Council