ONCE again the name Tesco seems to send several hundred volts through the imaginations of many of your readers. The name of that company seems to have some sort of “dirty connotation” with profit and success.

Mercy Birch (Mailbag April 14) castigates Calderdale planners about the Brighouse store, but the Tesco design is their corporate construction and seems to be accepted generally, not just here in UK but internationally, from Budapest to Bangkok, Krakow to Kuala Lumpur. I have no axe to grind for Tesco and I seldom buy from them. But they are a successful British company, and I stress British.

Now let’s take a drive down Leeds Road and look at such “monstrosities of aluminium and plate glass” which were somehow never the subject of such whingeing at their planning and construction stages and what do we find? Foreign names like Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen for starters. Why should it be our own Tesco that takes all the flak?