Fight for the right to sleep over

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AF­TER last week’s ap­peal to keep the Ar­gos cat­a­logue, this col­umn would like to con­tinue on the cam­paign trail by high­light­ing a dis­ser­vice be­ing done to Scot­land by John Lewis.

The store that can usu­ally do no wrong has opened a flat in its flag­ship Ox­ford Street store where cus­tomers can stay overnight, try­ing out the fur­ni­ture and good­ies, from flat screen TVs to a fancy bean-tocup cof­fee maker. There is even a concierge to serve cham­pagne and nib­bles. You will, of course, be able to buy af­ter you try.

“We want our cus­tomers to dis­cover an al­to­gether dif­fer­ent way of shop­ping,” said John Lewis. There are plans to of­fer sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ences in Liver­pool and Cam­bridge, but no men­tion of Scot­land.

You may won­der if Scots cus­tomers want to spend any more time in John Lewis than they al­ready do. I once spent so long look­ing at a sofa that I was served with a coun­cil tax de­mand from Glas­gow City Coun­cil (couldn’t af­ford the sofa af­ter that, so moved on), but hav­ing the op­tion would be nice. Get on it, Holy­rood.

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