(not satire – it’s the UK today!)
One of the UK’s biggest suppliers of building materials – Jewson – has been accused of raising the price of its sandbags to profit from the recent flooding.
A Jewson customer – Christopher John – tweeted yesterday that staff at a branch in Egham were blaming their head office for the price rise:
Several of my own requests to Jewson to either confirm or deny the accusations have been studiously ignored.
Instead, the company released this meaningless press release in response:
If they don’t get their heads out of the sand soon and tackle these accusations – Jewson could be facing a storm of their own. One that could end in a damaging boycott by angry customers of their shops once the flooding crisis is over.
What have we become in this country – where so many people are so ready to profit from other people’s misery?
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