FIVE senior members of the House of Lords, including two former senior military officers, have called for retail closure across the UK for Remembrance Sunday 2018 which falls exactly on November 11 (Armistice Day) exactly 100 years since the guns fell silent.

The Usdaw annual conference have also called for the one day closure across the UK on a unanimous vote.

During the discussion Stewart Walker the representative of Glasgow’s Tesco Bank reminded conference that Tesco owes its very corporate existence to those on active service.

In 1917 [Tesco founder] Jack Cohen was rescued at sea by the Royal Navy.

MPs and Peers would gain huge respect by coming together as one and all to legislate for retail closure for 11 November (Armistice Day), 2018.

And this enhance that peace, decorum and reflection inherent in Remembrance Sunday.

John Barstow

Usdaw executive council member