Holiday firm Tui to shut 48 more High Street shops
23/03/2021 | news | business | 49
The UK's largest tour operator says the travel industry is facing 'unprecedented pressure'.
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24/03/2021 11:41:20 19 2
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Sorry to those who have lost jobs.

The high street needs a complete overhaul.

It needs to be smaller with a great mix of local independents with quality tax paying multinationals.

Use the empty to space to convert into flats/homes.

On the digital side, the UK desperately needs to create some big TECH companies.

This should be a matter of national urgency.

Else Google will own everything
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24/03/2021 12:29:00 9 0
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UK always sell out their companies. Even if someone built an internet giant up it would be bought up.
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24/03/2021 13:05:32 4 0
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The UK suffers from short termism and sadly the politicians think the same way, however the people who drive it do very well out of it.
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24/03/2021 14:28:00 1 0
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Village shops convert easily to homes, because they were usually homes to start with anyway. But town centre shopping malls are just not suitable. Unless yo like living in a concrete cave.
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24/03/2021 19:18:23 1 0
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The government has allowed the US to buy out all the best of British high tech companies.
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24/03/2021 11:43:13 17 20
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More evidence of the success of Boris Johnson's "f*** business" campaign.
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24/03/2021 11:54:14 10 1
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Between the increasing market dominance of online business, local authorities/councils making town centres more expensive & less accessible to customers and businesses, Brexit & Covid 19 I would be very worried if my income relied on anything linked to the high street.

Best wishes to all affected.
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24/03/2021 11:56:07 3 3
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Amazon Holidays
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24/03/2021 15:00:53 3 0
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I don't wish to go to Brazil, so no thanks.
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24/03/2021 11:59:33 7 2
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My previous 5 holidays have been with TUI, all booked online

Online was always going to kill off high street shops, the pandemic has accelerated what was happening

The high street is evolving ,cafes, bars and restuarants are replacing shops, personally i dont think this is a bad thing as long as we keep people in emmployment (and of course get online retailers to pay a decent amount of tax)
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24/03/2021 12:00:17 5 2
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Another closure - which is absolutely devastating to Sheffield is Cole Brothers (now known as John Lewis).
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Bob
24/03/2021 12:01:18 3 1
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Could blame the pandemic, but they already had announced in the back end of 2019 that dozens of store closures would happen in the next 12 months. Pandemic just accelerated the move.

At least staff are being moved elsewhere. In some ways home working set up could save jobs if people are willing to move into roles that cater for online customers.
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24/03/2021 12:23:00 4 2
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High Streets used to be full of residential properties.What goes around comes around. I wish the staff made redundant the best of luck.Being made redundant isn't always a tragedy.It can be a wake up call.
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24/03/2021 14:12:05 1 1
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Fascinating
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24/03/2021 12:26:58 4 16
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Good. The less business the holiday abroad trade does the better. Hopefully the behaviour disappears completely.
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24/03/2021 12:36:37 11 2
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Obviously a narrow minded fool
You really are thick aren't you? Removed
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24/03/2021 12:54:32 3 3
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try telling that to 2.8 million who have already booked and many more waiting to see what restrictions are lifted. Like it or not if the government allow international travel there will be many that will take the opportunity to Holiday. For some a few weeks in the sun will trump all else.
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24/03/2021 19:58:56 0 0
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Enjoy your cold windswept beach then and more sun beds for the rest of us.
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24/03/2021 11:41:20 19 2
bbc
Sorry to those who have lost jobs.

The high street needs a complete overhaul.

It needs to be smaller with a great mix of local independents with quality tax paying multinationals.

Use the empty to space to convert into flats/homes.

On the digital side, the UK desperately needs to create some big TECH companies.

This should be a matter of national urgency.

Else Google will own everything
10
24/03/2021 12:29:00 9 0
bbc
UK always sell out their companies. Even if someone built an internet giant up it would be bought up.
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24/03/2021 16:07:48 1 0
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Agreed.

Even if such a UK company was created and became hugely successful; those who started it would soon be made an offer they couldn't refuse, to sell the company to a competitor (most probably foreign-owned), then we're right back where we started.

As things stand; resistance really is futile.
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24/03/2021 12:30:18 12 1
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Another chance for charity shops, phone shops and pawn brokers to fill the empty premises and turn our high streets into very unattractive places to go. The retail parks on the outskirts of towns will thrive whilst the high street continues to die.
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24/03/2021 16:25:29 4 0
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High streets need repurposing.
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24/03/2021 12:26:58 4 16
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Good. The less business the holiday abroad trade does the better. Hopefully the behaviour disappears completely.
12
24/03/2021 12:36:37 11 2
bbc
Obviously a narrow minded fool
9
24/03/2021 12:26:58 4 16
bbc
Good. The less business the holiday abroad trade does the better. Hopefully the behaviour disappears completely.
You really are thick aren't you? Removed
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24/03/2021 12:51:18 4 0
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Would probably be even more if 2.8 million had not booked summer holidays that could well be delayed or cancelled.
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24/03/2021 14:04:15 4 0
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Yes there is upto a £5000 fine for anyone going abroad from England without a good reasons, holidays are not a good enough reason, so can see them being cancelled in the summer.
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24/03/2021 12:26:58 4 16
bbc
Good. The less business the holiday abroad trade does the better. Hopefully the behaviour disappears completely.
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24/03/2021 12:54:32 3 3
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try telling that to 2.8 million who have already booked and many more waiting to see what restrictions are lifted. Like it or not if the government allow international travel there will be many that will take the opportunity to Holiday. For some a few weeks in the sun will trump all else.
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24/03/2021 13:04:19 4 1
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Only way to revive the high street is lowering rents and rates and allowing small independent businesses that supply quality produce and services locally.
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24/03/2021 17:25:32 3 0
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and everybody shall then have to pay much higher council tax. No thanks
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24/03/2021 11:41:20 19 2
bbc
Sorry to those who have lost jobs.

The high street needs a complete overhaul.

It needs to be smaller with a great mix of local independents with quality tax paying multinationals.

Use the empty to space to convert into flats/homes.

On the digital side, the UK desperately needs to create some big TECH companies.

This should be a matter of national urgency.

Else Google will own everything
17
24/03/2021 13:05:32 4 0
bbc
The UK suffers from short termism and sadly the politicians think the same way, however the people who drive it do very well out of it.
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24/03/2021 12:58:27 7 2
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JamesStGeorge

Good. The less business the holiday abroad trade does the better. Hopefully the behaviour disappears completely.

**

An oh so predictable answer James.

I assume then, that you don't go on holiday?

Millions of others do though, me included.
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24/03/2021 13:30:34 12 1
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Been on holiday loads of times but not used a Travel Agent for years. Book flights, source hotels and manage transfers ourselves and save a fortune.

Travel Agents are now experiencing what Blackpool, Scarborough, Torquay etc suffered in the 70s. Better options available.
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24/03/2021 14:02:38 13 2
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Feel sorry for the staff however this is progress. There is virtually no reason to visit a physical travel agents these days. We are in the midst of a retail revolution. Time to embrace change.
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24/03/2021 18:02:23 0 2
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We are in an AI revolution. No need to employ humans.
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24/03/2021 12:51:18 4 0
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Would probably be even more if 2.8 million had not booked summer holidays that could well be delayed or cancelled.
21
24/03/2021 14:04:15 4 0
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Yes there is upto a £5000 fine for anyone going abroad from England without a good reasons, holidays are not a good enough reason, so can see them being cancelled in the summer.
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24/03/2021 16:19:25 1 0
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Agreed - so there is probably worse to come before this is anything like over.
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24/03/2021 14:07:20 12 6
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It seems pointless to me going to a travel agent when you can browse online, see a huge choice in the comfort of your home, have a drink, shortlist places with your loved one, and then book flights that you want, hotels that you want and locations that are desirable to you for far less money that a travel agent.
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24/03/2021 16:56:55 4 1
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I agree i have been abroad the last 9 years and each time book online its half the price of the travel agents giving me more money to help the country im visiting and not the greedy corporate companies
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24/03/2021 12:23:00 4 2
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High Streets used to be full of residential properties.What goes around comes around. I wish the staff made redundant the best of luck.Being made redundant isn't always a tragedy.It can be a wake up call.
23
24/03/2021 14:12:05 1 1
bbc
Fascinating
1
24/03/2021 11:41:20 19 2
bbc
Sorry to those who have lost jobs.

The high street needs a complete overhaul.

It needs to be smaller with a great mix of local independents with quality tax paying multinationals.

Use the empty to space to convert into flats/homes.

On the digital side, the UK desperately needs to create some big TECH companies.

This should be a matter of national urgency.

Else Google will own everything
24
24/03/2021 14:28:00 1 0
bbc
Village shops convert easily to homes, because they were usually homes to start with anyway. But town centre shopping malls are just not suitable. Unless yo like living in a concrete cave.
38
24/03/2021 17:33:48 1 1
bbc
Some retail & office buildings will convert readily to flats, but in may cases "empty space" will mean just that - demolish and rebuild. I just hope councils around the country realise they need to move on quickly and confidently with redevelopment, and don't leave premises standing empty and derelict for years. That would guarantee the death of what's left of the high street.
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24/03/2021 14:31:13 6 12
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Government doing its best to destroy another industry. Wasn't this why we were all getting vaccinated?
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24/03/2021 14:35:18 8 2
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Nope.
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24/03/2021 14:31:13 6 12
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Government doing its best to destroy another industry. Wasn't this why we were all getting vaccinated?
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24/03/2021 14:35:18 8 2
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Nope.
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24/03/2021 14:38:16 7 0
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What's a holiday?
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24/03/2021 15:35:10 6 3
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All time not working.

Though many gullible people work hard at going places as they are sold the idea that is 'fun'. Great business con.
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24/03/2021 11:56:07 3 3
bbc
Amazon Holidays
28
24/03/2021 15:00:53 3 0
bbc
I don't wish to go to Brazil, so no thanks.
27
24/03/2021 14:38:16 7 0
bbc
What's a holiday?
29
24/03/2021 15:35:10 6 3
bbc
All time not working.

Though many gullible people work hard at going places as they are sold the idea that is 'fun'. Great business con.
10
24/03/2021 12:29:00 9 0
bbc
UK always sell out their companies. Even if someone built an internet giant up it would be bought up.
30
24/03/2021 16:07:48 1 0
bbc
Agreed.

Even if such a UK company was created and became hugely successful; those who started it would soon be made an offer they couldn't refuse, to sell the company to a competitor (most probably foreign-owned), then we're right back where we started.

As things stand; resistance really is futile.
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24/03/2021 14:04:15 4 0
bbc
Yes there is upto a £5000 fine for anyone going abroad from England without a good reasons, holidays are not a good enough reason, so can see them being cancelled in the summer.
31
24/03/2021 16:19:25 1 0
bbc
Agreed - so there is probably worse to come before this is anything like over.
11
24/03/2021 12:30:18 12 1
bbc
Another chance for charity shops, phone shops and pawn brokers to fill the empty premises and turn our high streets into very unattractive places to go. The retail parks on the outskirts of towns will thrive whilst the high street continues to die.
32
24/03/2021 16:25:29 4 0
bbc
High streets need repurposing.
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24/03/2021 16:26:16 1 1
bbc
closing tui shops is so sad, and having to make staff redundant stinks.
the travel shop high st is fast becoming virtually extinct
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24/03/2021 16:54:29 2 1
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Unsurprising.
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24/03/2021 14:07:20 12 6
bbc
It seems pointless to me going to a travel agent when you can browse online, see a huge choice in the comfort of your home, have a drink, shortlist places with your loved one, and then book flights that you want, hotels that you want and locations that are desirable to you for far less money that a travel agent.
35
24/03/2021 16:56:55 4 1
bbc
I agree i have been abroad the last 9 years and each time book online its half the price of the travel agents giving me more money to help the country im visiting and not the greedy corporate companies
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24/03/2021 17:17:53 2 0
bbc
Computer says no.
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24/03/2021 13:04:19 4 1
bbc
Only way to revive the high street is lowering rents and rates and allowing small independent businesses that supply quality produce and services locally.
37
24/03/2021 17:25:32 3 0
bbc
and everybody shall then have to pay much higher council tax. No thanks
24
24/03/2021 14:28:00 1 0
bbc
Village shops convert easily to homes, because they were usually homes to start with anyway. But town centre shopping malls are just not suitable. Unless yo like living in a concrete cave.
38
24/03/2021 17:33:48 1 1
bbc
Some retail & office buildings will convert readily to flats, but in may cases "empty space" will mean just that - demolish and rebuild. I just hope councils around the country realise they need to move on quickly and confidently with redevelopment, and don't leave premises standing empty and derelict for years. That would guarantee the death of what's left of the high street.
20
24/03/2021 14:02:38 13 2
bbc
Feel sorry for the staff however this is progress. There is virtually no reason to visit a physical travel agents these days. We are in the midst of a retail revolution. Time to embrace change.
39
24/03/2021 18:02:23 0 2
bbc
We are in an AI revolution. No need to employ humans.
40
24/03/2021 19:10:46 1 2
bbc
getting less choice to pick up me euros
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25/03/2021 10:48:55 0 0
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11500 post offices?
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24/03/2021 19:11:17 3 0
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As a 71 year old pensioner, I must admit to preferring to talk to a human being. Though I do realise this is becoming less of an option. Left behind by technology again.
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24/03/2021 11:41:20 19 2
bbc
Sorry to those who have lost jobs.

The high street needs a complete overhaul.

It needs to be smaller with a great mix of local independents with quality tax paying multinationals.

Use the empty to space to convert into flats/homes.

On the digital side, the UK desperately needs to create some big TECH companies.

This should be a matter of national urgency.

Else Google will own everything
42
24/03/2021 19:18:23 1 0
bbc
The government has allowed the US to buy out all the best of British high tech companies.
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24/03/2021 19:58:41 3 0
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I stopped using High St travel agents years ago. My biggest issue was when you picked a holiday. They put in a request for it.

Next day, you got a call that it was unavailable and would you like to get to this other place instead.

No thanks. If I wanted to go there, then I would have picked that one.

Happened a few times and I gave up.
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24/03/2021 12:26:58 4 16
bbc
Good. The less business the holiday abroad trade does the better. Hopefully the behaviour disappears completely.
44
24/03/2021 19:58:56 0 0
bbc
Enjoy your cold windswept beach then and more sun beds for the rest of us.
45
24/03/2021 20:04:37 0 0
bbc
I haven't been near a travel shop in decades. We investigate our holidays and do any booking online. Our last big trip to the USA was done with British Airways and it was excellent value.
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24/03/2021 22:38:07 1 0
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Overpriced anyway was quoted 3k per person to Japan for 2 weeks. Paying for flights and hotels seperate cost only around 2400 total. In fact with unlimited trains and insurance it was less than 3k total
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24/03/2021 12:58:27 7 2
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JamesStGeorge

Good. The less business the holiday abroad trade does the better. Hopefully the behaviour disappears completely.

**

An oh so predictable answer James.

I assume then, that you don't go on holiday?

Millions of others do though, me included.
Removed
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24/03/2021 19:10:46 1 2
bbc
getting less choice to pick up me euros
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25/03/2021 10:48:55 0 0
bbc
11500 post offices?
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25/03/2021 23:11:34 0 0
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Heartbreaking.
Especially with the new AI way of sending redundency notices.
A text message saying "You're dumped".