On 10 May 2015 at 9:25pm Newell Fisher wrote:
For having the guts to be in (small) business and nail his colours to the mast.
As pointed out in another thread, big business such as Sainsburys are happy to let their politics be known, in the knowledge we will still shop there.
I wish his business every success and will look more closely every day at his wares as I walk home from work.
On 10 May 2015 at 9:35pm Paul wrote:
Agre with this - look at all the businesses like Next etc that signed the letter supporting austerity. And in the election all the businesses openly supporting the Tories. Up to you if you do or don't support these businesses.
On 10 May 2015 at 9:59pm Country Boy wrote:
........and I will happily pay a 10% surcharge providing the 'offer' applies to everyone, and providing Matt matches it and donates it to a cause that he believes in.
On 10 May 2015 at 10:18pm red ken wrote:
Well done Matt. I will become a customer of yours for that.
On 10 May 2015 at 11:10pm Old Bloke wrote:
Yes well done he's made himself a national laughing stock
Strikes me as a rather lofty attitude to rubbish the majority of the electorate in his home town
Shame his product can't reach a standard to match his high perch
On 10 May 2015 at 11:10pm kiaandhermum wrote:
coming to buy a plant from you tomorrow
On 10 May 2015 at 11:15pm The Old Mayor wrote:
Leave the poor beggar alone. At least he doesn't get this lip from his wonderful plants ?
On 10 May 2015 at 11:55pm wrote:
Erm, Old Bloke Boris – only 38% of the electorate voted Tory. That’s not a majority, it’s the opposite.
You should commend the guy’s business acumen in identifying with the 62% majority of the electorate.
I wonder, if you understood simple maths concepts you might have voted differently.
On 11 May 2015 at 12:03am Percy Thrower wrote:
Old bloke. No he hasn't rubbished the town. Most of the town voted the way he thinks. 70 years ago people were celebrating the preservation of our freedoms. If you are that old I thank you, your friends and families for the pain and heartache you all suffered to end tyranny & Dictatorship.
The comment about the quality of his plants is a stupid one unless you can back it up.
Facts before bile makes a for a better argument. Love Percy.
On 11 May 2015 at 6:16am Country Boy wrote:
I see no-one else wants to put their philanthropic views into practice - strange that!
On 11 May 2015 at 6:33am Ragged Philantropist wrote:
I would but I've got to get to the job before Misery checks on us.
On 11 May 2015 at 7:10am Sussex Jim wrote:
Florists are an example of the unacceptable side of capitalism.
Just wait until next Valentine and Mothers' days; and you will see EVERYONE charged a lot more than 10% extra.
On 11 May 2015 at 7:30am ar10642 wrote:
SussexJim, not really, that's just supply and demand for a wholly optional product. An example of the unacceptable side is when several large banks were bailed out to the tune of £500bn to stop nationwide rioting, then carry on pretty much business as usual after that. Vulnerable people are now subject to cuts to their living standards due to that type of capitalism.
On 11 May 2015 at 10:13am Old Bloke wrote:
"Most of the town voted the way he thinks"
He says he's a socialist - does that mean Norman Baker is one?
On 11 May 2015 at 10:53am Country Boy wrote:
Is it possible to adhere to Socialist principles when running a business - or is Matt's business a co-op?
On 11 May 2015 at 11:51am petal wrote:
Matt, I fully support your sign and will definitely be buying more from you (the quality plants delivered to my home I have purchased from you in the past are thriving in my garden, as opposed to the dying plants from the garden centre in Kingston). But i would have liked your sign to offer a 10% discount for non-Tory or Ukip voters as a more positive approach. Any chance of that happening?
On 11 May 2015 at 1:11pm Country Boy wrote:
An even better idea would be for all non Tory/UKIP voters to be given a 10% discount which they then donate to a good cause. Matt could also donate the 10% 'extra' that he gets from Tory/UKIP voters (by virtue of them paying full price) to a good cause. That way everyone is a winner!