These restrictions limit the freedom of traders and shoppers to carry on their otherwise legitimate and beneficial business entirely because of parochial religeous prejudice of a minority section of society.
These restrictions cause inconvenience to those who prefer to trade after 6pm on a Sunday and limit the economic benefits from free trade.
These restrictions address the concerns of a minority of Christians only. They do not provide freedoms for Christians who choose to trade on Sunday, for Jews and Seventh Day Adventists who observe the Sabbath on Saturday, certain muslims who observe Friday as a rest day, or others who set aside no specific day for rest.
These restrictions do not protect the right of workers to a weekly rest period which are guaranteed by the EU Working Time Directive.
Abolishing these restrictions as described will impose no harm or hardship on any person or section of society. People who prefer, for religeous reasons or otherwise, will remain free to choose not to trade on a Sunday. People who choose to trade on a Sunday will be free to do so.
These restrictions are archaic, irrational, unnecessary and should be abolished.