I want to shop at Tesco in peace


I have shopped in Tesco 407 Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 all my life.

For more than a year now I am harassed each time I get a shopping trolley by big issue sellers, they come right up to my face begging me to buy it.

To be honest i don’t want to listen to someone trying to guilt trip me with ‘please sir, please sir big issue, for my children sir’ every time i do my shopping.

I am not rich to say the least.

The people in question selling the big issue are more than sufficiently supported by the British welfare system.

They are self employed and pay no tax on their big issue earnings, a privilege not afforded to all other self employed people.

Catherine Harty

North Belfast