Derogatory comments

PUBLISHED: 15:11 15 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 10 June 2010

In response to Lidl good for town" Journal, October 30. I wholeheartedly agree that any new proposal bringing job creation within the Exmouth area in our current economic climate should be welcomed as a way forward for the town. However, Councillor Ma

In response to "Lidl good for town" - Journal, October 30.I wholeheartedly agree that any new proposal bringing job creation within the Exmouth area in our current economic climate should be welcomed as a way forward for the town. However, Councillor Malcolm Mitchell made comments that those residents of nearby estates would benefit, as we are the low-income families of the area. How can a local representative of the people slate the areas in a name and shame process?Irrespective of people's addresses, you can never assume who shops where. Yes, I agree prices may be competitive, however people have choices in life. Whether it's Lidl, Tesco or Asda, have a thought about what your derogatory comments meant to the many hard-working people of this community - and enough of the stereotypical attitude.Steve Venables,Gibson Close, Exmouth.


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