THE fact that Belmont McDonald's will be open on Christmas day is a travesty.

Some newspapers are fond of talking about "the war on Christmas" because people say "happy holidays" yet the fact that hundreds of McDonald's stores will be open on Christmas day doesn't even get a mention in this context.

If you've ever wondered what Marx meant when he said of capitalism "All that is sacred is profaned" this is it. This money grabbing attempt to turn one of the only holidays the absolute majority of workers get to take together into a normal business day is the real "war on Christmas" and it's part of a much wider war on workers.


Although it will fall on deaf ears I echo Beefy Boys call: Ronald, give your staff the day off!

James McLelland


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