The army were out with artillery next to Bootle’s soon and very sadly to be closing M&S store last week but what were they doing, defending or indeed attacking? A few possibilities:-
* Were they there to ‘advise’ protestors about the dangers of trying to stop M&S from closing?
* Were they there (at Sefton Council’s behest?) to fire a salute to Bootle’s very own UKIP national leader in waiting Paul Nuttall?
* Were they there to take pot-shots at joy riders on scrambler bikes who seem to like riding through the Strand shopping centre malls?
* Were they there at the behest of Bootle Labour Party as they try to defend a visiting Jeremy Corbyn from Labour’s civil war?
Or was the show of military power simply about recruiting local youngsters for the Army?
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