So imagine my genuine pleasure upon reading that Tesco are #1 for taking over the old London Road Co-Op. Hurrah and biscuits, popdoodles and zipples. Their "exciting combination of food and comparison goods under one roof" (listed here) fill me with a TescoJoy [tm] to my TescoTeeth[tm].
Some might say this is the perfect antidote to the new Sainsbury's
I say this is what's known as "selling Brighton up the duff". Ignore ideas of community on the ground that there's not enough funds to organise it. Get funding from those with too much cash anyway. Bend over. Drop pants.
Some others seem to feel the same way though. Maybe there's something we can do. But what can we do? Object? Protest? Move? (Away from Tesco? How?)
Look, powers-that-be. We don't need that much funding. We do need innovation. Creative ideas. Brave ideas. Ideas that aren't afraid of failure so long as they stuck to some notion of making people happy.
Ideas that aren't just peddled from yet another shopping behemoth.