DEEP THOUGHT: Boycotting M&S (or any other shop) wont change govt policy to the vunerable whether you can or cant boycott it. Work Programme will find opportunist outlets, and i'm sure people are queueing to participate for lower labour costs. That labour is often, or could be, or perception is, that sick people are put in WRAG group, and forced to work for benefits. THIS IS GOVT. What company under that offer would not take free labour? The system sets it as an option. The system that assesses people Fit To work, or unworthy of a wage is a magnet to the companies. That system is an assessment system called Work Capability Assessment , which is failing with huge appeals. BMA hate it want it ceased, claimants and entitled persons are being made destitute by it. There are DWP own figures on that about destitution. ( Work programme exists in WRAG and for JSA persons too, I'm not excluding the plight of JSA recipients, as some of them, too should have ESA) MY passion is the correct target, not the fringes. If i say Not everyone can boycott, no, not everyone can. But everyone can sign #WOWpetition even friends and family of those in the *melee* of the system. So A plea, from me.
Get the right target in focus, dont dilute, dont fight, or be driven by side issues and indirects. The best way is to unite, and fight this USING their system (my view right now) This is why I support #WOWpetition, and why I hope you will sign it. Jules.
I mention AGAIN theres nothing wrong with boycotts .
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