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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.

grumiosmum Mon 22-Jul-19 09:53:25

How we choose to spend (or save or invest) our money is one of the most important and influential decisions we make every day.

Damn right I'm not going to spend it with businesses whose ethics don't comply with mine - whether it's Brexit, the environment, or extreme politics.

I boycotted South African goods during apartheid, have refused to get a Sky subscription or support other Murdoch businesses, it's not just a Brexit thing...

DGRossetti Mon 22-Jul-19 10:02:41

I'm also not keen on Israeli goods and services ...

bellinisurge Mon 22-Jul-19 10:03:17

I don't give much of a shit if it puts people's jobs in jeopardy. I'm not a charity. I'll spend my hard earned money the way I want and on the products I choose.

UKvsTheWorld Tue 23-Jul-19 02:32:53

If the stories about No deal are correct and the shutters come down then you may have no choice other than to buy UK produced goods.

KennDodd Tue 23-Jul-19 09:23:24

Perfectly happy with UK produced goods, for the things the UK can produce.

twofingerstoEverything Tue 23-Jul-19 10:31:16

If the stories about No deal are correct and the shutters come down then you may have no choice other than to buy UK produced goods.
Given that we're not self-sufficient, that's likely to cause significant problems.

DGRossetti Tue 23-Jul-19 10:39:09

Perfectly happy with UK produced goods, for the things the UK can produce.

I'm vaguely reminded of Allegros and the constellation of crap cars from British Leyland ....

Peregrina Tue 23-Jul-19 10:53:30

I am with bellini on this - I am not a charity, and the Leavers who voted to lose their jobs can just get on with it. I won't kick them when they are down but I can't see why I should make any great sacrifices for them.

Quellium Tue 23-Jul-19 10:57:41

Yes, I would and have boycotted local shops and national chains that support Brexit. If a tradesperson spouts Leave bollocks, they also don't get my money.

hadthesnip2 Tue 23-Jul-19 11:01:46

Do you avoid public transport because one of the tube drivers voted leave.

I think your batshit crazy. We had a vote 3 years ago. What will you do when we have a General Election & your side doesnt win. Go live in a cave because all their new policies& decisions will affect you just as much.

Peregrina Tue 23-Jul-19 11:06:56

Happy to be considered batshit crazy then. I would certain avoid a taxi firm if the owner spouted Leave bollocks. There are plenty who support them (maybe not so many locally) so they can seek their business from them.

We don't know how train drivers voted, but since the tube is in London and that voted Remain, there is a good chance that the driver would have voted the same way.

Quellium Tue 23-Jul-19 11:07:02

As I've said before, I don't give a second thought to what a Leave voter thinks of me, as their critical thinking skills are quite clearly impaired anyway.

UKvsTheWorld Tue 23-Jul-19 12:24:37

but since the tube is in London and that voted Remain, there is a good chance that the driver would have voted the same way

So if the tube driver says he supported Leave you will not take the tube and walk instead?

Go live in a cave because all their new policies& decisions will affect you just as much

Exactly. Labour supporters had to endure a Conservative Government from 1979 to 1997, 18 years. Likewise Conservative supporters had to tolerate Labour from 1997 to 2010, 13 years.

If you employer supports leave are you going to resign?

MythicalBiologicalFennel Tue 23-Jul-19 13:58:01

If the stories about No deal are correct and the shutters come down then you may have no choice other than to buy UK produced goods.

Neither of the businesses I am boycotting supplies only UK produced goods. What they sell is around 2/3rds imported.

You are mixing apples and pears. With the usual underlying assumption that anyone who opposes Brexit is anti-British a traitor

hadthesnip2 Tue 23-Jul-19 14:18:57

@UkvsTheWorld. Love it, especially your last sentence.

Bet the OP wouldn't.

Peregrina Tue 23-Jul-19 14:24:53

So if the tube driver says he supported Leave you will not take the tube and walk instead?

We are not in the habit of talking to tube and train drivers who are insulated from the public in their own cabs, so it's a stupid comment. Since I don't live in London, it's not a big deal for me anyway. As I said, with a local taxi firm I would be perfectly happy to avoid one which supported Brexit.

KennDodd Tue 23-Jul-19 14:43:12

What is this nonsense about tube drivers? How is anybody equating not going on the tube because a driver might have voted Leave with choosing not to go to Wetherspoons because the owner is a vocal Leave supporter and uses his businesses to push this.

UKvsTheWorld Tue 23-Jul-19 14:59:03

Happy to be considered batshit crazy then. I would certain avoid a taxi firm if the owner spouted Leave bollocks

What is the difference between taxi drivers and tube drivers? Both transport people from one place to another?

UKvsTheWorld Tue 23-Jul-19 15:05:08

choosing not to go to Wetherspoons because the owner is a vocal Leave supporter and uses his businesses to push this

Can Wetherspoons or any other business that supports leave refuse to serve people or sell them goods and services if they are remain supporters?

KennDodd Tue 23-Jul-19 15:07:21

What is the difference between taxi drivers and tube drivers? Both transport people from one place to another?

Is this a joke?

UKvsTheWorld Tue 23-Jul-19 15:11:56

You don't like the company, you go elsewhere. You can do what you damn well like

Sounds like what leave supporters say?

UKvsTheWorld Tue 23-Jul-19 15:14:11

I'll spend my hard earned money the way I want and on the products I choose

This also sounds like a leave argument. UK wants to spend its money elsewhere rather than give to the EU

TheElementsSong Tue 23-Jul-19 15:47:39

This also sounds like a leave argument. UK wants to spend its money elsewhere rather than give to the EU

Well, in that case Leavers ought to be enthusiastically applauding this exercise of financial sovereignty by Remainers?

As for the ridiculous scenario about not taking the Tube and having to walk instead, isn't this analogous to "We Brexiters want to experience national economic hardship, and am happy for jobs and businesses to be lost, because Freedom and Shit"...

Which then leads to the further question, as Brexiters are so willing for aforementioned national economic hardship, they should be the last people to be wailing "Whyyyyyyyy won't you think of the hardships of businesses and job losses???".

Mamamia456 Tue 23-Jul-19 15:56:08

Grumiosmum - not sure if you're being serious, but that has made me laugh, the phrase cutting off your nose to spite your face springs to mind.

UKvsTheWorld Tue 23-Jul-19 16:08:09

To Elements

The difference between leave and remain supporters is simple

Leave supporters think UK will be worse off by leaving the EU

Remain supporters think UK will be better off by leaving the UK

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