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    billpuntonsghostbillpuntonsghost
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    Wickes Boss-“Trans- Critical shoppers not welcome in stores.”
    Calling such customers “bigots”has led to people boycotting the stores.
    Will you?

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    In answer to your question, no I won’t be boycotting Wickes.

    Is that your TV channel of choice featuring Hartley Brewer? They should re-brand it Hell TV

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Is this the sort of thing that’s of great concern to you BPG? I can think of more important things tbh.

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    sufc.not.on.toursufc_not_on_tour
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    In answer to the original question.
    Yes, I’ll never use a Wickes store again.

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    fans6464
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    fair play to him.
    This reminds me of my favourite type of youtube clips,other than than Cats Stealing Dog’s Beds, anti woke people being asked what woke is .
    This one being an utter classic as she wrote a book on it

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    SideriteSiderite
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    Deerey:

    The guy will no doubt be referring to those concerned about women’s only prison spaces, facilities and sport being eroded as transphobes no longer welcome. Along with those concerned about scandals like Tavistock, where autistic and gay kids or teens were pushed onto medicalisation. Such things seem important enough to care about, for me.

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Maybe the boss of Wickes just enjoys winding up right wing Murdoch backed news channels, seems to work. I go to Wickes, Screwfix, Jewsons and sometimes B&Q ( although it is a little further for me being across and down town ) and I shall continue to exercise my right of choice as a consumer without a thought whether right wing media get wound up or not. Silly buggers, bet they think Boris is a victim of the priveliges committee too.

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    fans6464
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    I love how right wingers hide their bigotry with bogus concerns that can be overcome in the modern era,by casting shade over an entire section of the population because of a few bad eggs
    Like old Tommy Yaxley pretending to care about children to hide his racism,usually claiming they are being victimised for protecting people when caught out

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    SideriteSiderite
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    Oh yes, rapists in women’s prisons, men taking women’s records and defeating them and medlicalising autistic or gay kids because they’re gender non-conforming (without consideration for side effects or later regret) are ‘bogus concerns’. Yet these have happened. And caring about women’s rights and that of gay or autistic kids is practicall fascism

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    see above

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    IronageIron Age
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    In answer to your question, no I won’t be boycotting Wickes.

    Is that your TV channel of choice featuring Hartley Brewer? They should re-brand it Hell TV

    Julia Hartley-Brewer famously described global warming as “weather”.
    Where do they find these people?

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    SideriteSiderite
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    see above

    I see. Supporting women’s rights to their own spaces in prison, refuges, their own sports for fairness (and safety in rugby and even football), and opposing Tavistock ignoring other potential reasons for why children may be confused about their gender and putting them on medicalisation which is life altering is bigotry and makes you like Tommy Robinson. To show you truly care about such issues and aren’t a bigot, you need to shrug your shoulders at male rapists being put in women’s prisons, males taking part in women’s sport and defeating women, and turn blind eyes to autistic and gay kids undertaking treatment which can lead to bone fragility, infertility and impairment of the brain.

    Thanks for confirming.

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    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    I think Trans-Critical is between Woke and Faux-Pas on the Wickes colour card!

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    fans6464
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    Think of your own bigotry and try justify it with a higher morality, how Tommy

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    SideriteSiderite
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    I am sorry that I am such a bigot for thinking women deserve spaces of their own where they can achieve in sport fairly, and have their own spaces free from the risk of male violence towards women. You’re right. Such thoughts about women’s rights is something only Tommy Robinson would think. If only I was as less Tommy like and didn’t engage in such EDL thuggery of listening to concerns of many (left wing) feminists and just barked at women to call being bigots for not considering men, like a true lefty.

    Perhaps you could teach me to be such a caring non-bigoted man with damning women for not centring male needs before their own and medicalising autistic or gay children instead of the horrendously bigoted, right wing, opinion of taking caution in dealing with such cases?

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Deerey:

    The guy will no doubt be referring to those concerned about women’s only prison spaces, facilities and sport being eroded as transphobes no longer welcome. Along with those concerned about scandals like Tavistock, where autistic and gay kids or teens were pushed onto medicalisation. Such things seem important enough to care about, for me.

    ‘No doubt’? Sorry, but that’s an assumption. You can’t know he’s referring to people like that with legitimate concerns. Don’t really appreciate your implication that I’m not bothered about those issues just because I’m not as big on them as someone like yourself, frankly. And my point still stands about Hartley Brewer and that TV Channel, and Wickes. I’m sure you’ve got enough battles on Twitter to be dealing with, without finding one with someone who is sympathetic to the points you made.

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    SideriteSiderite
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    I wasn’t picking a fight with you, I wasn’t trying to attack you. I was just saying many see it as important, and outlining why. I have no intention of suggesting you’re uncaring about such issues, just that it is an issue worthy of concern. Apologies if it didn’t come across that way.

    Given he says all ‘trans critical’ people aren’t welcome, and this has regularly been used against anyone with concerns, I think he is including those concerned with women’s rights and such.

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    SideriteSiderite
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    I realise that sometimes I can come across bluntly, but I try not to make accusations against others, unless I see fit. If I was to think you don’t care, or whatever I would have said so directly.

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    Everytime refereePat O’Cake
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    see above

    Whats your thoughts on Trans Women competing in Womens sport?

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    dandaherron@yahoo.co.ukJust Iron
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    Respect,Sidey. You must have known that to express this perspective would possibly have brought about the sort of low level response that we see above. Both you and Deerey have the capacity to approach things in a respectful and collaborative manner and it should be commended. The folks who just suck everything in to ‘left’ or ‘right’ and then dole out the labels and insults just kill debate and also defy reality.

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    SideriteSiderite
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    I don’t think the boycott worked. They are trading at a 4 month high. I may have concerns about how trans rights issues are presented, and don’t particularly like how the Wickes boss acted, but most people just want a convenient shop for DIY goods. Wickes provided that. In the ‘culture wars’, I think it’s important not to get too carried away in how much of a big issue people see the views of Wickes owners when it doesn’t impact why they use that shop.

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    I should add that the share prices above are from about a month since the controversy. The current share prices are up from July on the whole. I don’t think there is any hit to their business from the ‘boycott’ to date. They did have a big drop from the start of the year, which suggests that any struggles they have are unrelated to this issue.

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