Service personnel not served

I was disgusted to read this morning about a serviceman being refused a hotel room in Woking because of ‘company policy’ and another being refused service by a branch of Tesco when in uniform, also because of ‘company policy’. Service personnel, who put their lives on the line, deserve much better of their fellow citizens than this!

Could I suggest that decent citizens hit these firms in the profit margin, where it hurts, until they apologise and change their ‘company policy’. I must say, I can’t speak for hotels, but I did think Tesco were saner than this. We live and learn!

About pauljohnston

Elected as Conservative councillor in Surbiton Hill, Kingston upon Thames in 1998. Re-elected 2002 and 2006. Former parliamentary candidate in Lancashire and Birmingham. Ceased to be a Councillor (temporarily?) in 2010. Active among Residents' Associations in Surbiton Hill and among residents in social housing generally. Former teacher of History at St. Brendan's College Bristol and Head of History and Politics at the London Oratory School. Worked with Sutton Trust running summer schools for sixth formers at Oxford University from 1997-2000 aiming to improve uptake of places from pupils from state schools which sent very few applicants to Oxbridge.
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