Helen Nugent

Euro 2016 will be bad for the nerves but good for the economy

Here we go again. As the nation prepares itself for the glory and the pain of Euro 2016, supermarkets and DIY stores are readying themselves for a run on beer, crisps, pizzas and barbecues.

And there’s the rub. While our natural inclination is to expect the worst on the field (and no Sir Geoff Hurst, I don’t think England’s squad is the most exciting since the World Cup winning team of 1966), there is a glimmer of good news for the economy.

If you’ve seen the glut of booze offers and cut-price fast food...

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