Pies and racism to go!
I really like Gregg’s food. That probably goes some way to explaining my ‘none too slender’ physique. Yes, I admit it – I’m a fat bloke.
But maybe I’ll be getting thinner from now on. I won’t be buying any more steak bakes, or indeed anything else from Gregg’s unless they can satisfactorily deal with their racism problem.
Today the English Defence League went to Rotherham in yet another failed attempt to “take back our streets”. Needless to say they didn’t succeed. But they did get a few free pies from Greggs – courtesy of Rotherham Gregg’s racist counter staff.
Today I Emailed Greggs customer service dept:
“Today in Rotherham one of your employees gave away free food to racist demonstrators from the English Defence League because she apparently “loves” the EDL. Whilst I’m sure giving away free food to hatemongers is not official Greggs policy the buck must stop with the employer.
“Consequently I must advise you that I will forego my regular supply of Gregg’s steak bakes until your organisation makes it clear that you do not support this behaviour.
“I look forward to your response which I will publish on my blog alongside this message.
It’ll be interesting to see how they respond. I can’t imagine Greggs PR dept will be too happy. If it was only theft of their product that might not be so bad (although it is generally grounds for summary dismissal). But stealing from your employer just to feed a pack of racist thugs (because you “love” them) adds a whole new perspective.
You can contact Greggs here. Let’s do all we can to ensure that UK culture offers no quarter to racist bigots such as this.
Today (May 12th 2014) I received the following response….
Thanks for getting in touch about our Rotherham Shop.
We are aware of this matter, and it is now the subject of an internal investigation. We are not therefore able to comment specifically.
However, we can confirm that Greggs does not have any political affiliations whatsoever.
Customer Care Team”
To which I replied…..
Re reference number F1570963
That’s all I wanted to hear. Beyond that, it’s completely your own affair so far as I can tell.
Thankyou for the quick response.
Looks like steak bake is back on the menu.
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