Brexit Party activists try to distribute newspaper from second Morrisons store
PUBLISHED: 17:58 17 July 2019 | UPDATED: 18:15 17 July 2019
For the second time in a week, Morrisons has found itself at the centre of a row over copies of the Brexit Party’s newspaper being distributed from its stores.
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After complaints on social media about copies on display at the Wrexham store on Monday, the chain faced further criticism when more issues appeared in one of its Peterborough stores.
The hashtag #BoycottMorrisons spread on Monday, with anti-Brexit customers vowing on Twitter not to shop there until they were removed.
The chain denied responsibility for distributing the newspaper and suggested a member of the public had put them on display.
At the second attempt, inn Peterborough, the newspapers were placed in the Lincoln Road store by failed parliamentary candidate Mike Green and party activist Dave King.
The pair boasted on Twitter about the branch on Lincoln Road "stocking" The Brexiteer and claimed they had been given permission by the manager, blaming "Remoaners" for its removal.
However, a spokesperson for Morrisons has said that the newspaper was removed as soon as they were made aware of it, and that the manager had not followed company policy.
They reiterated the company's earlier statement that they do not stock party political material.
The Brexit Party has subsequently confirmed it has no agreements with supermarkets to stock its newspaper.
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