Iain Dale highlights an issue that one business has in the Henley by-election where the strategic placing of a poster has caused them to lose business.
It reminded me of the personal bias I might have against businesses who are overtly political in the past, and I wondered if I was completely alone in being like this.
In a by-election back in the early 1990's in a Broadland village the local Fish and Chip shop decided to put up a large poster on election day in its window promoting the main rival candidate to the Lib Dems. With a large contingent of volunteers around to help (I think we had 20 people there by tea time) it was decided that a large order for chips should be placed. Of course, the local chippy didn't get our order and we drove five miles to the next village. The result ? A Lib Dem victory by 150 votes and a local chippy owner £30 quid worse off.
There are other stories too, and I am sue I am being slighly pathetic, but can we help our own political bias when we actually have a choice to use another business instead of the one that has shown its political colours to be different from out own ?
I guess the business in Thame that Iain Dale highlighted knows that its not just me as a Lib Dem who let's politics affect buying decisions.
So have you ever boycotted a business, a shop, a supplier or someone else becausethey made their politics known ?