Comet's troubles can only signal similar difficulties for Currys and Dixon's Group; hoist on the petard of internet trading by the very PCs and ISP deals they sold and promoted. We shouldn't be too grieved by this - sales floor jobs will go, transport, logistics and distribution jobs will grow. I suspect many have used Comet as I have, as a free manufacturers' display area. Feel the goods, examine build quality then come home and find the best price on t'net.
And though many will play down yesterday's events in the Commons, the net effect will be to insert a bit of proper spine into David Cameron for Brussels whilst not unduly wounding him at home and as a crude signal to Berlaymont that both British people and parliament are almost ready for 'out'. No bad thing.
I'm still working my way through Michael Heseltine's 'No Stone Unturned' but so far it's vintage Hezza. Forget his silly Euphilia and look what his UDCs achieved in the face of soviet municipal stasis; Docklands, Central Manchester, Leeds, Merseyside, Plymouth and the rest, now bustling with converted yuppie warehouse apartments, boutiques and coffee shops. Regeneration is a twenty-year wait for results, and when they come the originators are often long forgotten. Economic intervention to remove regulation and create free-fire zones for naked capitalism is not without its downside - the local inhabitants will always remain burger flippers and cleaners - but the GDP growth is worth it.