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KennDodd Sun 21-Jul-19 17:24:41

What Brexit supporting businesses can I boycott? And what anti Brexit ones can I support? I already know about Next, Wetherspoons and Dyson.

SingingBabooshkaBadly Sun 21-Jul-19 17:50:17

Hello Kenn

Other than the pro-Brexit companies you’ve already mentioned only Superdrug and JCB spring to mind (so no new diggers for you!).

I know the boss of Superdry (confusingly close to Superdrug) contributed a lot of money to the People’s Vote campaign.

twofingerstoEverything Sun 21-Jul-19 18:23:33

list here including Patisserie Valerie, Tate & Lyle, Butlins, Next etc etc

Thistimetomorrow Sun 21-Jul-19 19:13:22

Whilst it is everyone’s choice where they choose to spend their money by boycotting companies supporting Leave, it is also putting people who work for these companies jobs in jeopardy. For this reason I will not be boycotting anyone whether they support Leave or remain as at this time of uncertainty we need to support all U.K. jobs.

KennDodd Sun 21-Jul-19 19:24:06

Yes, but my money will just be spent in other shops. The same amount of money will be going into the economy.

grumiosmum Sun 21-Jul-19 19:26:05

I have now started boycotting public toilets which have Dyson hand dryers in them.

It can be very awkward, and I'm not sure it's making a difference.

KennDodd Sun 21-Jul-19 19:36:17

Thanks for that list.
I might move my bank account to HSBC and shop at Sainbury's more often. I'll write to them both and let them know why. I'm really going to try my best to avoid Aaron Bank's companies although I suspect he has layer upon layer of companies so it might be difficult to know what he owns.

HateIsNotGood Sun 21-Jul-19 19:52:18

Excellent tactical response to Brexit OP - have you considered any other possibly more important reasons to boycott 'businesses' such as the environment, human rights and those that fund and create warfare?

If not, at least it's a consideration based on your 'feelz', so it must be right....

BogglesGoggles Sun 21-Jul-19 19:54:17

Ok, but do be sure to actually tell them that you are boycotting them. Otherwise it won’t work.

Oranginna Sun 21-Jul-19 19:54:27

Grumiosmum gringrin

Oranginna Sun 21-Jul-19 19:59:03

Why not boycott Dyson dryers and dry your hands on a Leave voter's skirt? Serve them right for having a different opinion to you on the wisdom of staying in the European Union.

bellinisurge Sun 21-Jul-19 20:02:10

I love how the ultras don't accept market forces. This is capitalism. You don't like the company, you go elsewhere. You can do what you damn well like.

Oranginna Sun 21-Jul-19 20:14:33

Only teasing. Of course you can do what you like.

HateIsNotGood Sun 21-Jul-19 20:33:14

Would you also boycott your local independent trader if you discovered they voted Leave in the Ref and would vote the same way if a 2nd Ref were held?

KennDodd Sun 21-Jul-19 20:35:17

have you considered any other possibly more important reasons to boycott 'businesses' such as the environment, human rights and those that fund and create warfare?
I do try. I know it'll be far from perfect and I could always do more but I figure even if I can only do a little bit it's better than doing nothing at all.

NoWordForFluffy Sun 21-Jul-19 20:41:26

That list is a touch dodgy. I'm not sure you can class a business as supporting leave when its former boss supports it!

KennDodd Sun 21-Jul-19 20:47:23

Would you also boycott your local independent trader if you discovered they voted Leave in the Ref and would vote the same way if a 2nd Ref were held?
Well considering that they voted to put my job at risk and that some of my colleagues did lose their jobs because of their vote, why shouldn't I just spend my money at the shop next door?

HateIsNotGood Sun 21-Jul-19 20:59:18

OK Ken, if trying to put a local business out of business makes you feel better than I can only leave you to equate that in your own mind.

Maybe you prefer to shop at multi-national chains anyway so deliberately targeting an independent business with your lack of business would be hardly noticed anyway.

Mistigri Sun 21-Jul-19 21:12:01

Think it's a bit dodgy to list former directors in the "companies supporting leave" column. Companies aren't responsible for what former directors do as private individuals.

I won't spend money with any companies associated with leave. Since I can't afford a new digger that mostly means not buying a new Dyson vacuum cleaner (made in Asia before anyone starts bleating about "British jobs"). Wetherspoons and Next don't get my business anyway.

NoWordForFluffy Sun 21-Jul-19 21:18:21

Dysons are shit anyway. They always lose suction as opposed to never.

Coppersulphate Sun 21-Jul-19 21:24:47

It is interesting, looking at that list, that there are more businesses supporting Leave than remain.
You all say business supports remain. This is clearly lies.

bellinisurge Sun 21-Jul-19 21:57:19

Ah yes, lies. Interesting you should bring that up ..... side of a bus , anyone?

MythicalBiologicalFennel Sun 21-Jul-19 22:11:27

I am boycotting 2 local businesses who campaigned for Brexit actively. There were 3 but one has gone under.

One of the remaining 2 has incredibly belligerent banners at the entrance- think the worst Claig rants.

The other I used to go to frequently but I cannot bring myself to walk trough the doors and see that woman. Brexit will affect (has affected) me and my family disproportionately and she has been complicit in causing it.

It's a free society and private businesses don't have to be politically neutral - their owners are entitled to an opinion. As a consumer I am entitled to use other businesses.

jasjas1973 Mon 22-Jul-19 07:12:24

Yes Copper, that it is an exhaustive list of ALL businesses in the UK....shock
Do you ever think beyond the headlines? maybe don't answer that!

Many companies keep their political views to themselves (leave or remain) so we can only go on their associations , which are pro EU and/or frictionless access to SM.....
72% of independent SME's also want to remain or a close economic relationship with EU.

What business doesn't want is a no-deal.

DGRossetti Mon 22-Jul-19 09:31:15

Whilst it is everyone’s choice where they choose to spend their money by boycotting companies supporting Leave, it is also putting people who work for these companies jobs in jeopardy. For this reason I will not be boycotting anyone whether they support Leave or remain as at this time of uncertainty we need to support all U.K. jobs.

That was Mrs Thatchers weak argument against boycotting South African goods and services in the 70s and 80s ....

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