As I grew up in Nottingham, I’m a big supporter of Boots. Raleigh bikes too. (I have mixed feelings about John Player).
So when it came down to backing Boots or the Labour party on the matter of business policy, there was only one side I was going to endorse.
May I quote the Chairman of Boots?
“When we build factories in which it is a joy to work, when we establish pension funds which relieve our workers of fears for their old age, when we reduce the number of working days in the week, or give long holidays with pay to our retail assistant, we are setting a standard which Governments in due time will be able to make universal.”
That’s John Boot, Chairman of Boots in 1938. Couldn’t agree more. See, I’m totally pro-business.