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POUNDLAND TAKES A POUNDING…

By David Vance On October 29th, 2011

Who says Social Networking sites cannot bring change?

Budget retailer Poundland has been forced to review its dress code after a row erupted on Twitter and Facebook following claims that it had banned staff from wearing remembrance poppies. 

In a statement on Facebook, Poundland said it was not against employees wearing a poppy, but they were not allowed to do so on the shop floor because it is not part of staff uniform. But the company said today that it will now allow workers to ‘use their own discretion in wearing poppies’ after hundreds of customers threatened to boycott its stores.

The store concerned was not far from me in Lisburn and it was only because outraged staff and customers USED the Twittterstream and Facebooked it that Management moved quickly to address the issue. Of COURSE people should be allowed to wear Poppies with Pride. My congratulations to all who besieged Poundland so that this wrong could be righted.

7 Responses to “POUNDLAND TAKES A POUNDING…”

  1. The people whose memory we honour when we wear a poppy didn’t fight for this to be done to our country, surely?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2054903/Tony-Blair-defends-opening-door-mass-migration.html

    – Tony Blair has defended Labour’s controversial mass immigration policy by claiming that Britain cannot succeed unless it opens its borders to more people from different backgrounds.
    The former prime minister said it was ‘right’ that the country was made up of different cultures and faiths mixing together.
    Mr Blair added that migrants had made Britain ‘stronger’ and said those calling for greater curbs on foreigners entering the country were wrong. –

    As I keep saying, the importation of the 3rd-world was and is deliberate. The policy has not changed under Cameron who is as treacherous as Blair.

  2. Allan@Aberdeen – DV has it covered downstairs.

  3. Poundlands customers are an example to the rest of us and shows what can be done, if done in the right way. We should not bow down to these ridiculous rulings which are made in the name of political correctness.

  4. But the company said today that it will now allow workers to ‘use their own discretion in wearing poppies’ after hundreds of customers threatened to boycott its stores.

    Behold the magic of the market, of civil society spontaneously organising itself.

    No laws, no threats of violence, no police, no human rights lawyers and no calls that ‘something must be done’. If you don’t like what someone else is doing, if you don’t wish to treat or assemble with them, you take yourself and what is yours elsewhere.

    One day, all societies will be like this.

  5. Poundland is owned by Warburg Pincus, a US private equity firm.

    http://bit.ly/7OlJ5R

    With a global spread of companies of some 115 companies, it is hardly surprising that they were somewhat less than sensitive to the niceties of doing business in the UK.

    Maybe they have been listening to that Blair fella!

  6. Pete – oops

  7. Shame on Poundland.

    Fie on anybody who tries to forbid the wearing of the poppy, a tiny token of esteem of the gallant men and women who made selfless sacrifices on behalf of the generations that succeeded them, that we should be free from tyranny and oppression.

    Poundland, where 999 out of every 1000 products are sourced in China 🙁