Boris Johnson urged the country to buy the British, as he supported the newspaper’s brilliantly British propaganda to prioritize products made in the UK before Christmas. The Prime Minister praised the campaign and said the move would help fight British highways and business. Readers of Express.com Week have also weighed in and called on the British to buy locally.
Readers were asked: “Should we focus on the economy of buying British goods in 2021?”
The survey was conducted on December 2 from 12 noon to 9:30 pm and 6,996 people responded.
The overwhelming majority supported the move, with 97 percent (8,750) voting “yes”.
Only three percent (224) said “no”, while less than one percent (22) chose “don’t know”.
Readers then took comments to explain why the British would focus on buying UK products – as the UK struggles to recover its economy in the wake of the Covid crisis.
One person said: “Yes, we should always support local producers above foreign competitors.”
The second user wrote: “Buy the best. Buy British “
A third said: “I have been doing this for years. Support local shopping and your local economy. “
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A third wrote: “Britain should have a good idea first.
“The sooner we get off the negotiating table and the better.
“Europeans will manage themselves and choose their own future after years of paying in the EU and getting nothing out of it.”
Another user drew a parallel to the ‘I’m Backing Britain’ campaign in the late 1960s.
The move was aimed at boosting the British economy and began in December 1967, when five secretaries of a ventilation and heating company volunteered to work an extra half hour without pay to help increase productivity.
Other organizations began to follow suit and the government supported the campaign.
The reader writes: “At the beginning of our theoretical decade when the then government wanted it.
Shops were handing out shopping bags with the slogan “I support Britain”. “