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Issues of today: Two powers team up to change our world

PUBLISHED: 12:00 05 May 2018

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Good news this week as there are signs that we’re going to be OK.

The world could be a better place following the news that two big forces have come together in a way no one thought could happen.

No, not North and South Korea. It was good that Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In shook hands but I’ve shaken hands with people I can’t stand, so it doesn’t mean much.

I’m talking about the merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda.

The deal would be worth around £10billion and that’s not including how many Nectar points Asda could get if it remembers its card.

There are worries that we might see some stores close and that could affect jobs, which is a bad thing, but I try to find the positive in news stories.

It could change the shopping environment forever but I think it could be the single biggest move to help heal the class divide in the UK.

In the future there won’t be any shame if you whip out a bag for life from one supermarket when you’re in the other’s store.

There are two types of people in the world, those who are so posh they need extra words in the name of their ingredients.

They can’t have salt, they have to have sea salt.

In fact these days they probably need to know it’s Adriatic sea salt to feel even better about their lives.

And then there are the people like me who mainly eat foods with a Whoops sticker on it.

“I find it really adds to the flavour.

The working classes and the middle classes will finally make peace.

“We can all become one big group with mutual respect and understanding.

And we can all be looked down upon by the people in Waitrose.


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