Take a fresh look at Sainsbury's vegetables...
A mixed casserole pack, for instance, might reveal that the carrots came from Lincolnshire, UK, the onions from Cambridgeshire, UK, and the swede from Fife, Scotland.
Yes, Fife, Scotland - not Fife, UK.
So, if Scotland can be listed, why not England? Because Sainsburys doesn't want it to be. Enquiries have elicited various strange responses such as: "It's legal". Eh? Sainsburys frontline staff dealing with these enquiries are often just as baffled and unhappy with the situation (once it is pointed out to them) as the customer. But Sainsburys doesn't care. To them, England is "UK" - it doesn't exist.
Tesco, of course, is even worse - selling Scottish and Welsh produce with those countries' national flags, the Saltire and Dragon, proudly displayed on the packaging.
But Tescos English produce is sold as "British" - and the Union flag is incorrectly used.
England is "Britain" or "UK" to Tesco. It doesn't exist.
Then, come the football season, suddenly Sainsburys and Tescos start selling England towels, inflatable chairs, hats, flags etc, etc. The stores scent a profit and stick "Come on, England!" stickers all over the place.
But once the football is over, England ceases to exist again.
Farmers in England get a grotty deal compared with those in Scotland and Wales - and that's before Sainsburys and Tescos prevent customers from making a concerted effort to buy English produce.
Buy your England football stuff elsewhere. Come on, England, YES! But don't swell the coffers of two supermarkets who discriminate against England and the Cross of St George in every possible way they can.
If you buy England football stuff from Sainsburys and Tesco the last thing you are really doing is supporting England.
Here's an updated version of Sainsburys mid-to-late 1980s advertising slogan. In the early 21st Century it should read...
IT'S CLEAN, IT'S FRESH, IT MIGHT BE MARKED "SCOTLAND" BUT IT DEFINITELY WON'T BE MARKED "ENGLAND" (UNLESS WE'RE TRYING TO UP OUR PROFITS DURING THE FOOTBALL SEASON) AT SAINSBURYS
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