Depressing news from today’s Sunday Telegraph. According to research organisation IGID, there are now more supermarkets and convenience stores in the UK than pubs. From a high of 61,000 a decade ago, the number of pubs has now fallen to 54,818 as of the end of last year. Meanwhile, the number of stores now stands at 55,854. As someone who believes that the number of pubs directly correlates to the health and morale of the country, this finding is particularly worrying.
Let’s put an end to this nonsense. I want to see fewer supermarkets opening and more pubs instead. After all, man does not live by bread alone.