- Mar 17, 2013
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- Ulverston Cumbria.
Or you could persuade the customer that low price isn’t everything. Good luck with that!You'll either need to persuade British workers to work longer hours for a lot less money or companies to lower their prices, which probably means them demanding they pay less taxes.
Their are small, independent producers on the UK making fantastic products. The reason they're small and independent? Mostly because compared to goods produced overseas they're terribly expensive.
A quick look at the Primark website shows them offering a mens tshirt for £3.50. I doubt very much whether the same tshirt could be made for the same price in the UK. A quick search on Google shows a tshirt made in the UK costing £15 and another from a company that supplies work and promotional clothes at £8.00 ex VAT (admittedly made from Fair Trade, organic cotton), but the minimum order is 150.
People vote with their wallets and most people are unaware of, can't afford to be or simply don't care about the true cost of everything we buy (issues around the environment, human rights, animal welfare, tax avoidance, corruption).
A good indication of this is to look at your local high street or equivalent. Does it have a baker? A butcher? A greengrocer? A fishmonger? I bet it doesn't have a complete set. Why? It takes less time and is cheaper to shop at one massive store than at five or six smaller ones. And who cares about quality when it's so cheap?
I can’t see the pubI am probably one of the only ones here who can answer yes to the above, we have 1 butcher, 3 bakers, 1 greengrocer and 1 fishmonger, we also have a small CO-OP and small Tesco in the main town centre we also have a M&S food hall and ALDI which opened a few months ago on the outskirts of the town, we also have an outdoor market on thursdays and saturdays but they are not as big as they used to be back in the day.
Tesco took over the Woolworths store you can see in the second picture.
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The Wise One read the headline to me and I heard "Stuck in the sewers". Fair 'nuff, thought I.The first sign that you’ve been spending too much time frequenting home brew forums:
Reading this thread title as, ’Stuck in the Saaz !‘