“Garden centre owner’s ‘10% tax for Tory voters’ sign goes viral.”


You may be aware of last week’s election results in the United Kingdom, with the Conservative (Tory) Party scoring a slim majority of seats in Commons, the Liberal Democrats almost disappearing from view, and Labour surrendering Scotland en masse to the Scottish National Party.

Choice. What a concept.

Business owner Matt Woodruff is putting his money where his mouth is, and I love it.

Garden centre owner’s ‘10% tax for Tory voters’ sign goes viralMatt Woodruff says he stands by anti-Tory views on his shop’s blackboard in Lewes, East Sussex, despite some criticism from customers … by Jessica Elgot (The Guardian)

The owner of a small garden centre in East Sussex whose anti-Tory blackboard went viral on social media says he has no regrets, despite admitting it could put him out of business.

Matt Woodruff, the owner of Woodruffs Yard in Lewes, said he was moved to vent his political views on his shop’s blackboard after the Conservatives took the local seat that had been occupied by the Lib Dem former Home Office minister Norman Baker.

The sign proposes a “Tory tax” of 10% on any customer who voted Conservative as one of the “‘tough’ decisions I need to make to ‘balance the books’ under your preferred government”.