Why aren’t people kicking up a fuss about Boots like they did about Starbucks? Boots owe the tax man over a billion pounds. A BILLION POUNDS !!!!! We were so up in arms about Starbucks, we screamed from the rooftops, we boycotted their shops, we made them into nurseries and book shops. We held protests and meme’s went viral and they were questioned by Parliament about their tax issues. So where is the noise about Boots? Where are the placards? A billion pounds would sort out the NHS (Boots make a shit load from the NHS), help the housing crisis, the flood recovery. So why the silence? The cuts are still coming into play, our community services are being closed in front of us. We have no youth clubs, no drop in centers for the elderly, the disabled have had their independent living fund stopped. All of this could be financed by the Boots tax debt alone.
Action against Boots
So why aren’t we putting the pressure on this high street chain. There isn’t a high street in the UK that doesn’t have one. Is it as simple as Starbucks were an American company so we are more outraged at a global company ripping us off? Do we see Boots as a family “local” company? A brand that we grew up? A family company with our best interests at heart?That they are British in some way so it’s not such an outrage as maybe when another nation doesn’t pay it’s way. Boots is not any of that and is a global capitalist force based in switzerland and does nothing for you or I without a profit margin. Please tell me because I am outraged, I really can’t work out why people seem to dismiss Boots as not being a problem.
All high streets have an independent pharmacy and as the picture says they pay their tax and isn’t that where we should be spending our money.
So I think it is time to remind people, let them know we are boycotting them that we aren’t having it. The Boots challenge is on.
Boycott Boots !!!!!
The Hampstead Mum.