I believe that Tesco is awaiting the outcome of the investigation along with the likes of Virgin, Halifax etc. Not guilty until proven although it looks terrible.
Are you going to stop using Virgin phones, Broad band etc, or boycott every Newsagent who carried the Sun etc ?
Ford cars and Mumsnet have withdrawn advertising on all Murdoch owned media because of the Milly Dowler revelations.
Boycotting Tesco is pointless. Stop buying The Sun or News of the World and cancel your Sky subscription.
If you are on twitter you may want to join in with the many others who are doing this:
The NOTW has always been a bit dodge, but because of it they get stories that mean that over 1m people buy it every Sunday. Although many hate it for what it does and stands for, us Brits like gossip and scandal and it does that in spades. Their sales suggest they do something we want.
There is no doubt that this whole episode reeks of bad taste, crossing the line and criminality. Some heads should roll as a result and maybe prison......
..............but the absolute stand out news from this story is the police selling mobile phone numbers.
What? I haven't read that anywhere. Who ran that story?
Just listening to a Murdoch exec trying to defend News Int's position on the radio. Shocking.
He's trying to suggest that many of their advertisers have shown support and will be increasing advertsing. Hmmm.
If you're going to boycott Tesco, do it for the umpteen much better reasons than that fact they sell NI products.
I gaurantee that in 2 weeks time NOTW will run an exclussive story and everyone will buy the paper again and forget all about it. If you're not selling it, you're a mug.....although many may admire your stance.
I'm boycotting Tesco Stroud Green because it's a shit store and most of the staff are rude idiots. One individual who works there actually put his hand in my face when I asked him a question last night. He was trying to sort out a problem on the fags till so I asked if his colleague (who was standing next to him doing nothing) could open the second till as there were ten people waiting in the queue, and he just put his hand up to my face and said he was busy. Fuckwit.
Best comment by Sevlow.
Boycotting is largely ineffective because most people forget. Boycotting Tesco because they advertise with NI is tenuous at best. They are the biggest brand using the biggest media to promote their services, there's not moral judgement there. Because NI is such a pervasive brand, boycotting any suppliers will barely register. People inclined to boycott NI probably aren't NI consumers in the first place, its just an excuse to encourage others not to purchase, which they probably won't because they have NI sentiments rather than (say) Guardian sentiments.
Good luck les08, it's not a bad idea but you'd probably have more response from smaller companies, especially those supposedly with a conscience such as the Body Shop who advertise with the NOTW.
Prob better to write to Lynne or Jeremy supporting a public inquiry (there's an online petition somewhere too), and it can't hurt to drop a letter to Ofcom about News International's huge evil BSkyB deal.
I've always boycotted the Police. Sting strikes me as a massive hypocrite, and their songs are rubbish.
@ emine - I doubt whether Body Shop would care, they're owned by L'Oreal and had a scandal of its own with racist memos demanding BBR models.
He was alright in Dune and really good in Brimstone and Treacle. It's his Bono style vegan, tantric smugness that I can't be doing with.
Oh and back on topic, there is this
'Tantric smugness' - does that involve being smug for hours and hours on end?
Yes, or years and years in Mr Stinger's case.
I like Sting.
I like Police.
I don't like Tescos on SGR.
I like lamp.
I never use Tesco anyway
Liked Sting's cameo as the dad in 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'.
I've got friends who are protesting against Sainburys, because a new one which may open on Stoke Newington Church Street, apparently is going to ruin the 'character' of the street.