Come on it is a good thing
You can source directly from China you know.
And if they wanted to the employees you know the ones who do the actual work, they could get together and import the stuff themselves.
Without the management overhead we can beat this world wide recession, they were keeping us all back.
So circuity city a behemoth goes under, the workers break off into smaller groups and source form China. China charges a little more, and manufacturing becomes more of a reasonable proposition for the UK.
Same with starbucks, screw 'em. Employees should make a coffee house, but with regular coffee, and more utilitarian furniture, use less space and stick a sales window on the place. Keep the price down initially, you not paying for the headoffice or management, and people will buy the coffee.
An economy works best when the banks don't counterfeit, as it appears they have been, but when people spend money and do their own business. The enemy, and the only spectre looming is public spending, that can cripple small business and country's alike.
What we need now is lower taxes and the burning of IR35, a message needs to be sent that you can do business, you can create work for yourself, and you can spend your wealth how you want to. Let's make the public sector and corps the victim of this recession, for their own good and for the good of all us. Public sector down to a few % in the country, and with the proviso that they work for us not the other way around. They work for those creating a strong economy.