REMEMBRANCE Sunday 2018 falls exactly on November 11, Armistice Day, which is exactly 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

There is, therefore, a case for Remembrance Sunday 2018 to be marked with retail closure to enhance the peace and decorum of remembrance and to enable more working people to have the chance to partake in the events within the communities in which they live.

MPs and peers would win many plaudits and gain enormous respect were they to rise above the party/Brexit divides and come together to legislate for retail closure for Remembrance Sunday 2018.

John Barstow, member of the Usdaw Executive Council, West Sussex