Can shops afford to offer discount?

WHILE I fully support Chief Petty Officer Coates’ call for a military personnel discount from our local stores, I wonder can our beleaguered town centre traders afford it?

I do not doubt all of our brave men and women who serve our Queen and country are deserving of such a discount but where will it end? Will there be calls for a police discount? There is already an OAP discount and a student discount.

Edna Bird

Horncastle Road

Boston