Clearly, those who don't want to shop or work on Sundays should be free not to. But, equally, it is wrong to prevent those who want to from doing so.
It occurred to me over lunch yesterday that now is the perfect time for the large retailers to force a change to the law.
Imagine the situation:
Would we really have the spectacle of the state prosecuting companies who were doing what they could to increase employment, offer additional opportunities for their staff to earn money in these DifficultTimes* and provide additional opportunities for consumers to help keep the economy Moving Forward**?
The only face-saving way out of it for the government would be to accept the economic argument and repeal the ban.
So, go on, guys.... do it!
* Trademark of HM Government.
** What does it mean for an economy to "move", never mind move forward?