On 11 May 2015 at 1:21pm J.Ross wrote:
What a fantastic man. How rare to see someone putting principles before self-interest. I live in Brighton and will definitely be coming to buy plants from this Garden Centre in the near future.
On 11 May 2015 at 1:28pm Blue is the colour wrote:
How can descriminating against people because of their politics be a principle.
On 11 May 2015 at 1:34pm Just me wrote:
Everyone who didnt vote Tories are being punished by having a government we didnt want (they won a majority by party only - majority of voters didnt vote Tory) therefore if someone can put a little humor into the situation then good on them (Party % in link if you want to see percentage of who didnt vote Tory)
Check it out here »
On 11 May 2015 at 1:43pm Blue is the colour wrote:
@Just me, the tories were elected fairly and squarely, the fact that you don't like it is irrelevant.
If any other party had got in, would we still be getting punished ?
On 11 May 2015 at 1:47pm Country Boy wrote:
How about all the disaffected voters (and the deluded ones who believe Norman to be a Socialist) move to Scotland where you have plenty of very left wing MPs. You can then all live in Utopia.
On 11 May 2015 at 2:02pm Just Me wrote:
@ Blue is the colour - yes, if they were voted in the same way as Tories got in.
They didnt win a mojority vote from the UK (51% or above) they simply won by being the most popular out of them all. Anything less than a 51% majority should go to a coalition (in my opinion)
I think that Matt is within his rights to put a sign outside his shop if he so wishes. Lewes has always been know for its alternative way of thinking, why should they stop it now.
Lewes went from 1 food bank to 4 over the last 5 years. I dread to think how many we will have in another 5 years as a result of the Tory government
On 11 May 2015 at 2:10pm The Old Mayor wrote:
I hear Lord Alan Sugar has resigned from the Labour Party, who'd a thought he was a labourite anyway ! And would have done so even if they had won the election. Ed Milliband and Balls ........You're fired !!
On 11 May 2015 at 2:19pm Monty D wrote:
@J.Ross - you will be disappointed when you get to woodruffs. Calling it a garden centre is a massive exaggeration. It's a bloke with a shed and a few pots of plants, in an alleyway...
On 11 May 2015 at 2:29pm Shy Tory wrote:
and makes his money out of garden design for those who can afford such luxuries!
On 11 May 2015 at 3:27pm Monty D wrote:
yeah...perhaps Matt you'd like to ask your rich clients about their voting preferences??? no??? hypocrite I suspect.
On 11 May 2015 at 3:51pm A Person wrote:
I'm not rich: very far from it. Matt did my garden a few years ago (it had been flattened by building work) and did a really fantastic job for an extremely competitive price. The plants they sell are brilliant quality and often very unusual; you just need to compare them with what you'll find in Wyevale to understand what I mean.
And even if I were absolutely rolling about in filthy lucre, why is it hypocritical to vote for social justice and reducing inequality? Or is it Matt being the hypocrite? Funny sort of hypocrite...
I'll certainly be joining the long and growing queue. Here's to you Matt Woodruff.
On 11 May 2015 at 4:10pm Pipe Passage wrote:
He should have a passage named after him - actually I've heard him called a passage of sorts. Very rude and I won't repeat it here
On 11 May 2015 at 4:23pm Country Boy wrote:
Putting a sign up in support of your cause is really not a problem. To put a sign up aimed at those with a different view is. As has been said many times in recent days, the left wing tend to hate those who don't believe in the same things that they do. Clearly demonstrated here.
On 11 May 2015 at 4:25pm SteveO wrote:
What a waste of time for a small business owner regardless if he was serious or not. Plenty of other garden centres focusing on customer experience. Labour hate the rich and love the poor and only believe you are hard working if you clean streets for a living. Running a business or working in an office must be seen as an easy job regardless if you work 12 hours a day. Conservatives are pro-business so seems odd a business owner feels this way
On 11 May 2015 at 4:58pm Country Boy wrote:
Well, the publicity probably hasn't done him any harm. However, I doubt whether many of his supporters on here will be true to their word and shop at his premises.
On 11 May 2015 at 5:00pm A Person wrote:
Hmmm. And running a business as a nurseryman, garden designer and retail outlet isn't hard work?
Honestly what planet are you people on? You really do take the biscuit. No wonder this country's in trouble if all you can do is call on crude class stereotypes. I'm amazed you've got any forelocks left with the amount of tugging going on.
On 11 May 2015 at 10:02pm Small Business Owner wrote:
Well I run a small business, and I read all the party manifestos. My conclusion was the fact that the Conservatives are pro-business is a bit of a myth. They are pro big business, for sure, and pro financial services, but there's precious little for small businesses, who are actually over 85% of businesses - and the majority of profit and tax revenue - in this country.
There's plenty for high net worth individuals as well. I imagine that the "aspirations" we are all meant to have are a bit like dreams of winning the lottery - that we small businesses are dreaming of hitting the big time and being able to hitch onto the gravy train of grants, creative accounting and stock options. Unless this country now has 11 million millionaires, a lot of us are clearly caught up in this wave of unrealistic hopefulness, and vote Conservative.
On the other hand, perhaps people had other reasons for voting Conservative, not entirely motivated by expectant self-interest. In which case it follows that Mr Woodruff might also be motivated by other considerations. Perhaps he’s anti-Conservative because he’s a Christian, or a Quaker, or a Socialist? Who knows? Whatever his reasons, running a small business has absolutely no bearing on whether he would be a Conservative supporter, and shouldn’t play any part in the - frankly rather pathetic - howls of outrage.
Are we really all so thin-skinned now that no one can express an opinion any more, even on a blackboard in a small plant shop?
On 12 May 2015 at 6:22am Country Boy wrote:
He is a Socialist (he must be, the Guardian says so) working in the Capitalist system!