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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.

Peregrina Fri 26-Jul-19 21:22:54

My Danish Dentist could have stayed - he'd been here for much of his working life. His wife worked for the EMA, so they went to Amsterdam. He was old enough to take early retirement, so he did. If we hadn't been planning to leave the EU they would have stayed until his wife was due to retire. My loss is a direct result of Brexit.

IWannaSeeHowItEnds Fri 26-Jul-19 22:48:30

So basically your complaint is that a man left the country who was planning to leave anyway

ListeningQuietly Fri 26-Jul-19 22:51:02

A highly skilled, higher tax rate professional left
along with their net tax spending family

to be replaced with ........

Peregrina Fri 26-Jul-19 23:23:51

So basically your complaint is that a man left the country who was planning to leave anyway

No, my complaint is that Brexit caused him to leave five years earlier than he would have done. Also losing a medical professional wife, plus a daughter who worked in medical research who quite independently of her parents also upped sticks. 3 medical/medical research professionals gone either completely unnecessarily in the case of the daughter or prematurely in the case of the dentist and his wife.

Yes, I do blame Brexit.

darkcloudsandsunnyskies Fri 26-Jul-19 23:29:34

You need to boycott all the brexiteers. That’ll learn em. On the other hand they may well relish avoiding you. It will have a huge effect no doubt.

Hasn’t dyson left the country and gone to a penthouse in Singapore.

I don’t use companies that are ageist.

I share your pain.

Obviously the net effect is meaningless but the smug sense of self satisfaction. Ahh what’s there not to like.

TheElementsSong Sat 27-Jul-19 10:11:05

Ah yes, let's just do nothing whatsoever, just lie around supinely like jellyfish stranded at low tide. That will be far better than the horror of a "smug sense of self satisfaction". Except, wait, is that a "smug sense of self satisfaction" I sense, in doing nothing whatsoever because it's "meaningless"? But I suppose that would be the right "smug sense of self satisfaction" 🤔

I can only say what my "smug sense of self satisfaction" entails - namely, I only have a limited amount of money to spend, and only a limited number of items I wish to purchase. I therefore choose what to spend my money on.

Presumably it's A-OK for me to choose not to buy item X simply because it's the wrong shade of fuchsia, or to avoid establishment Y simply because I once saw the proprietor being arsey to a chap with a guide dog.

But if I make my spending choices because of ethical or political principles, well that is completely beyond the pale and simultaneously means that I'm personally costing jobs and collapsing companies, whilst also my actions are completely unnoticeable to the universe. And, the worse crime of all, I'll experience a "smug sense of self satisfaction".

darkcloudsandsunnyskies Sat 27-Jul-19 12:30:50

My dyson is great and I have had it years and it still sucks.

Jason118 Sat 27-Jul-19 16:14:41

@darkcloudsandsunnyskies make your mind upsmile

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