Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Religion Of Retailing

In this Alice In Wonderland society where government ministers exhort us to spend more in order to, erm, combat the credit crunch, it's good to see one of the city's most prominent figures urging reality over the mounting personal debt crisis affecting an alarming number of families on Merseyside. James Jones, Anglican bishop of Liverpool, issued a stark warning about the issue (http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2008/11/27/bishop-s-warning-over-debt-peril-64375-22350827/ ), adding, "This is something I've given some thought to over a number of years and I think the chickens are coming home to roost."
Fine words. But, hang on, wasn't the Right Rev. one of the local grandees to attend the opening of Liverpool One, that temple of local "retail therapy"?

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