The British economy is becoming increasingly Shari'ah-compliant, and Islam is growing apace here, and the best thing Gordon Brown and his government can do is worry about the usage of plastic carrier-bags in supermarkets!
THE TELEGRAPH: Justin King, the chief executive of J Sainsbury, has set the UK's third largest supermarket on a potential collision course with the Government over its threat to force retailers to charge for plastic bags.
Mr King said proposals by Chancellor Alistair Darling to impose mandatory charges for plastic bags next year if supermarkets do not reduce usage are "not the best way" to change shoppers' behaviour.
"Sainsbury's does not believe charging for single-use bags is the only answer or that it is the most likely way to achieve lasting benefit for the environment. Forcing customers to make a decision they don't fully understand is not the best way to achieve behavioural change," Mr King said. Sainsbury's boss attacks Alistair Darling's bag charges >>> By James Hall, Retail Editor | April 17, 2008
The Dawning of a New Dark Age (Paperback - UK)
The Dawning of a New Dark Age (Hardback - UK)