As the number of empty shops in our town centres reaches an all-time high, it’s easy to believe that the high street is dead.
We know because Mary Portas has told us. In her review for the Government, she said: “The days of a high street populated simply by independent butchers, bakers and candlestick makers are over.”
Well, Mary – Tony Benn once said: “What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?”
Revolutionary Arts founder Dan Thompson argues that the high street isn’t dead yet in The Argus