La Porchetta is shut. This has caused a massive upset to a FT writer, so much so that he almost lost his job over it (okay, it is more complex than that, but off the point.) The point is, why are they shut? A similar crisis occurred last year when keen pizza munchers set out to their favourite BIG PIZZA emporia to find a note that they were shut for holidays.

Nowhere shuts for holidays these days.

In some ways as a good Union man I approve. But part of me disapproves that they have to take their holiday at the same time. But part of me approves that they don’t get in temp staff and compromise the quality. But part of me disapproves (and unfortunately this is the biggest part) WHEN I AM STANDING OUTSIDE DESPERATE FOR A NUMMY PIZZA.