Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tesco's world domination plans hit snag

Is this some kind of joke? I thought, as the headline Thailand's military leaders could restrict expansion of Tesco and other retailers flashed across the ticker on the front page of the BBC website. But no, this frankly bizarre choice of front-page news is all too true. The military say they have imposed a 30-day suspension on the expansion plans for Tesco, Boots and other multinationals operating in Thailand so that they can determine how best to protect the interests of the owners of smaller local shops.

Still, the whole thing is just too reminiscent of this clip from Armando Ianucci's excellent
Time Trumpet series for me to pass up.


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