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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:44 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Just noticed that the site is now hosting a Tesco logo. I'm aware that this brings in money but was wondering how 'ethical' it was really...

I go out of my way to avoid them at all cost on moral grounds having seen what they have done to the local traders in my area since the store opened. Also, once they had assured themselves of having no competition they sought to expand their store by 50% quoting 'local needs'. The site for expansion was playing fields given to the university by a family whose son had studied there. He had died young and the family gifted the land as playing fields on the condition they were not sold but always used in some capacity by the university. Instead they flogged them to Tescos. Despite local (massive) opposition and several rejected applications the store was granted permission earlier this year under appeal and public enquiry.

Altogether a nasty business. Not just jumping on the tesco-bashing bandwagon but just expressing my slight concern that I am a forum member on a site which now hosts the logo and link to a company whose methods I dislike immensly. They have also just bought two sites either end of the road from me - one for an 'express' store - the other merely to stop anyone else (ie. competitors) buiding on it. Doesn't really help the area regenerate when a large plot of land on a prominent corner location at the junction into the area is left abandoned to save a few quid...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:02 pm 
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Know where you are coming from BB, I don't like their methods either. But I do shop there as well as other places.

Difficult one this, as if we all looked in the mirror (or the wardrobe, or garage or anywhere else in our lives) I'm sure it wouldn't take much to find evidence of multi national corperate companies produce that had invariably exploited people at the bottom end of the economic scale anyway.

Where do you draw the line? I suppose you do what you can, but we could all do more if we really cared enough as it were etc.

I've got a friend that lives by the moral code and it's pretty bloody hard in a modern western life context I tell you. But to his credit he does it quite well.

I guess my point is that I have stopped banging on about these kind of things as it's all relative and you've got to be fairly 'clean' to be able to make judgements on specific companies or products (IMO).

Got another friend (crickey - that's two!) that will nag you about fair trade chocolate endlessly at any opportunity (a very reasonable argument). But not while wearing not so fair trade cheapo cotton clothing made in worse sweat shops than big corperates use and from an industry doing far more damage to the planet and it's small local communities reliant on such commodity, than chocolate production ever could.

...but she won't have that when you mention it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:07 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I went to (small independent) LBS last Friday for a chain and cassette - £54.95! Refused to pay it - bought online from cycling equivalent of Tesco for £32 inc postage! Somehow in my mind this is related and relevant! :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:25 pm 
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MadCowKev wrote:
I went to (small independent) LBS last Friday for a chain and cassette - £54.95! Refused to pay it - bought online from cycling equivalent of Tesco for £32 inc postage! Somehow in my mind this is related and relevant! :oops:


it's very relevant.

You can't really moan about Tesco if you buy from CRC can you?

Or can you? Are there any rules?

I saw an anti hunt campaigner the other day at a hunt, eating a KFC. I put it to them that there were more animal welfare issues related to their lunch than the other local's weekend pursuits.

Don't get me wrong I think foxhunting is wrong. But in the greater scheme of things, people could spend their time protesting about much worse animal rights issues that the relatively small number of foxes deaded in hunts every year. Know what i mean?

Oh this has all got too serious, listen to me blatt on.

I'm going to check whether my lumicycles have arrived on reception!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:04 pm 
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Right on. Power to the people. Don't forget Tescos and the Westminster council scandal back in the late 80's.
I don't think CRC compare to Tescos in ££ or size. After my web buying with many companies i'm heading back towards the Bike shop.
I bank with the CO-OP and shop at Waitrose which both have a better policy towards the world than Tesco's and others


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I saw an anti hunt campaigner the other day at a hunt, eating a KFC. I put it to them that there were more animal welfare issues related to their lunch than the other local's weekend pursuits.

Quite right

But i'd still ban fox hunting


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