I'm about to sit down and eat my sausage roll and a steak bake, I've got a cookie to polish off with and a bottle of Irn Bru and it's dawning on me that Greggs really should be nationalized. There's a natural monopoly - Bakers Oven was s---. Cooplands is s--- and Pound bakery is good for the price, but it's no Greggs.
Greggs registered a 41 per cent jump in profit in 2014, before tax that's £58.3 million, and the year before was £41.3 million. That's profit we could be redistributing to build new schools.
Patriotism. It's a good British company. It's still rooted in Tyneside, as far as I know they don't do any taxation shenanigans. A government involvement would result in great distribution of Greggs shops, instead of five in the Leeds high street, we could get a few more down south and further increase profits.
Anyone who has ever eaten a real pie will know that Gregg's pies are a bit like sucking on moist toilet paper wrapped around a dog toy - and yet because they are a large franchise they operate with an unfair advantage to a local pie shop which will pull freshly made pies out of their golden oven so tasty that they we're probably what the Vikings were over here pillaging for.
No this has to stop. Pie and Mash, Sausage and Mash, without protecting these institutions we are a nation that deserves a Boris in Number 10.