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Evening Lost on new Monster Sainsbury’s offensive

January 6, 2011
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Banana award to the Monster Hypermarket rip-off

Bristols favourite rag goes on its new year campaign. Happy new year Bristolians, we’re in the pocket of a community destroying hypermarket bulldozer.

And what’s this? A grovelling appeal from Bruno the supermarket chain’s regional bear-manager. Desperate to get some support for the discredited and twice thrown Monster hypermarket plans, this man is a loser.

PLEASE read the plans pleads Mr Bruno and reports Mr Onions

Listen to me Bruno, us normal residents are not on six figure salaries like you and Lansdowns cronies. I love to spend my hard-earned free time wading through another 1000 documents of hypermarket puff and bull. Its basically the same application as the old one anyhow so forget the extra bike racks bullshite.

You forgot to tell us how the new application is so good that you are no longer appealing the thrown out application? Cynical-everyone knows you will use the appeal as a bribe to try to force through the new one (eg. guess what councillors if you give us the new improved monster we will withdraw the appeal for the older equally crazy monster plans etc.)

Also anyone spot the Sainsburys and Lansdown channel island connection? Private-eye has been reporting for some time that family-friendly grocers Sainsburys and others are caning it in a channel island tax-dodge. Some arcane EU loophole enables them to sell cd’s and dvd’s from the channel Isles completely free of VAT. Tax avoidance at its best, what a rip-off.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/nov/21/sainsburys-website-channel-islands-vat

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4 Comments
  1. thebristolblogger permalink
    January 8, 2011 5:14 pm

    Not sure the term “reports Mr Onions” is appropriate.

    It reads like he just copy and pasted a Sainsbury’s press release.

    How about “pasted Mr Onions”?

  2. January 8, 2011 9:52 pm

    Onions deserves credit. Pasted or not, the man is a legend. For services to informative journalism I nominate him to replace Norton as top judge in next years Miss UK at Weston S-M.

  3. Richard Lane permalink
    January 9, 2011 12:28 am

    The Evening Post were reporting an upcoming event, now people know of it.
    Just like all the people contacted, targeted and given advice on how to oppose the new store, using all the linked websites, facebook and twitter outlets.
    The people need to know, now they do as your knowledge of it proves.

    Your Channel Islands connection is a bit spurious, you’ll have us believe he sell nylons out of a suitcase soon sporting a pencil moustache.

    As for the VAT on Cds, isn’t that the buying public avoiding the Tax and not the supermarkets? No rip off there, it’s beneficial to the punters.

    I think one point of the appeal is because the councillors took the advice of a so called independent specialist (Green party activist), who used the extreme scenario figures taken from three different sources in an attempt to prove the councils own experts wrong. The councillors fell for it hook line and sinker.
    They were also hoodwinked into thinking that the traffic going to the new store doesn’t already exist, it’s just that it goes to different retail outlets at present.
    They also didn’t take into account that cars are getting smaller, with less emmisions and there are many more hybrid cars available. Plus a new government subsidy on electric vehicle purchases, with nine new electric cars being launched this year in the UK.
    So even the extreme pollution forecast figures used by the opponents are being blown out of the water by ongoing developments in transport.
    Plus the fact that the new store is closer to a larger population, making it easier for them to walk, reducing still further the reliance on cars.

  4. thebristolblogger permalink
    January 9, 2011 9:13 pm

    He’s only just finished his annual run in Weston as the back end of the pantomime horse at the Playhouse hasn’t he?

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