Sundays are only day people who work in shops can bank on some time with their kids. I will oppose this all the way > http://t.co/U99cf1XAvA
— Andy Burnham (@AndyBurnhamGM) July 7, 2015
Methinks this might be a mistake
The big battle on Sunday trading was fought in the early 90s and the current arrangement under which the opening hours of large supermarkets was restricted to six hours was very much a compromise.
We are now more than two decades on and Osborne is said to be planning an announcement in tomorrow’s budget.
It is not policies themselves that are important in elections but, as Lynton Crosby says, what the policies say about the person putting it forward.
Andy Burnham has flagged this morning that he’ll be opposed and I’m not sure whether that it is the right strategy. He could be portrayed as being more behind the producer interest than the consumer.