REMEMBRANCE Sunday 2018 falls exactly on November 11 (Armistice Day) – and exactly 100 years since the guns fell silent.

Hence there is a prima facie case for Remembrance Sunday 2018 to be marked by retail closure to enhance the peace and decorum inherent and for more working people to get the chance to partake in the Remembrance events in their communities.

Retail would also win as more goods would be bought prior to the one-day closure and on reopening.

MPs and peers would gain major respect were they to rise above the daily party/ Brexit divides and come together to legislate for retail closure for Remembrance Sunday 2018.


Usdaw Executive Council member