BBC News wrote:The shadow foreign secretary earlier told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that she believed relaxing Sunday trading laws was "wrong" and she was unconvinced letting shops open for longer would help get the economy back on track.
The government reportedly plans to suspend the laws for a year in a bid to stimulate the economy after the coronavirus crisis.
Lisa Nandy says her party is against the relaxation of Sunday trading laws in the UK.
"No, this is the wrong thing to do," Ms Nandy told the BBC's Andrew Marr show
"I'm not convinced this will help get the economy back on track. We've been applauding our frontline workers, and supermarket workers are among those.
"They are worried what this will mean in terms of time with their families. It could hit our high streets hard because of Covid-19."
Not sure they can really blame the pandemic here. It might've pushed them over the egde, sure, but something would've done that sooner or later, as they were all in a bad way before this year. I went to a Chiquito a few months back, and the food was awful. Same with Frankie and Benny's, it's just bottom-of-the-barrel and overpriced. Surely the people who run these places can see that shitty food, too many outlets, miserable staff, and overpriced menus aren't a good recipe for success. I've never heard of Garfunkel's, looks like it's just a London thing.
Last time I went to a Chiquito's several years ago - there were two staff getting off with each other in the corner and the only one who appeared to be doing any work decided to empty the bins through the centre of the restaurant where ourselves and other paying customers were still eating. Surprisingly enough we never went back to there or any of there chains.
Out of interest I took a look at Frankie and Benny's menu.
Mozzarella Sticks - £5.69 Dough Balls - £4.99 Double Bacon Cheese Burger - £14.99 Classic Beef Lasagne - £10.49 Frankie's Classic Meatballs with Spaghetti - £13.29 15'' Italian Hot Pizza - £17.39 Ultimate Mixed Grill - £20.99 Classic Chicken Caesar Salad - £12.89 NY Deli Hero Sandwich - £14.99
I mean strawberry floating hell, these are fairly standard dishes that you'd find at a lot of pubs and restaurants (i.e. nothing special or unique), and considering the quality's pretty poor, the prices are crazy. The menu's also huge as well.
Yeah I remember when it we built and replaced the old Asda. It'll be very strange without it there and since Next and Primark both have new ish stores there already there isn't really anyone left to take it over.
The new bit opposite with Krispy Kreme has an empty store and Toys R Us is still empty. WhSmith has downgraded to a one floor smaller store and GAME has gone from 3 stores to 1 crap one.
The restaurant bit will look horrendous if more of those close.
When Dunnes went into administration or whatever a two years ago they had the largest unit in my local shopping centre. The bit it was in was huge compared to everything else in there and nothing has moved in since, it's remained boarded up. It's going to be grim seeing how empty that centre is when everywhere starts opening again since a lot of it is just shops that will probably be closing when their lease is up since the rent is so high.