Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Buying Out? Not me Ted!

I quote from the Morning Advertiser here: Ted Tuppen the Enterprise Inns Chief described buying out of the tie as the equivalent of stealing. Tuppen said: “We’re taking no truck with those who deliberately breach the terms of their agreement. They risk gaining Robin Hood status. But if licensees breach their supply terms, they’re stealing from us.”

Quite. And he's such a tough looking chap, I don't think I'd dare, just in case he came round to sort it out in person!


Alistair Reece said...

"gaining Robin Hood status"? A rather strange notion don't you think?

Taking from the rich to give to the poor what they want has somehow become a bad thing?

Unless things have changed rather dramatically in the UK in the last 10 years, last time I looked Robin Hood was a hero.

That kind of touch toalk from the big bad wolf would make me want to drink in a tie breaking pub and show my support for the free market.

Anonymous said...

Or worse than him coming round you wake up with a horses head next to you in bed!