Whether it was a minor outbreak of civil disobedience, or just good old-fashioned thievery, UTC doffed his flat cap last month to shoppers at a Tesco on the Isle of Lewis who had been pinching baskets so often that the supermarket decided to completely withdraw them.
Up to 15 a week were going missing, much to the consternation of the mult. An amnesty was even declared to allow shoppers to return the baskets ”no questions asked”.
How successful that plea was, UTC has no idea, nor did he seem to care.
Comments on Tesco’s Facebook post suggested the baskets were being used for growing plants in and for keeping items tidy inside car boots. They do things differently up there.