POUNDLAND is pretty good, human rights campaigners admitted last night.
Child labour activists said that although the chain was selling napkin rings made by Delhi street urchins on 7p an hour, they also do these massive bags of Starburst.
Inequality expert Tom Logan, said: “I’m not trying to excuse the use of underage labour, probably in conditions that make Oliver Twist look like Center Parcs, I’m just saying it’s got some alright stuff and it’s cheap. And they have Rocky bars. I didn’t think they still made Rocky bars.”
He added: “It’s a bit like Tesco’s slutty little sister – with all the attendant moral conflicts…”
Lawyer Nikki Hollis, of anti-child labour group Fair World, said: “However reprehensible child labour may be, we do have to remember that everything’s a pound.
“Don’t think I’m letting them off or anything but that’s a 12 piece screwdriver set – for a pound.
“I wouldn’t use it to put together a flat pack wardrobe, but it would come in handy if you’re making placards for a child labour protest march.”
Hollis added: “Jesus Christ! Look at the size of that bottle of screenwash! For a fucking quid!
“That’ll last ages.”