Innovative folk up there, it seems:
But to judge from certain of the comments, some people suspect an ulterior motive.
Anyway, remember Gorgeous George's bombastic declaration last August that the Yorkshire city of Bradford is and must be an Israel-free zone, sans Israeli goods, sans Israeli academics, sans Israeli tourists, sans Israeli everything?
Well, how pleasing to learn on the grapevine (hat tip: reader P) that Israeli peppers are doing a brisk trade in Bradford, as, it seems, elsewhere.
Yep, this is a pack of three – one red, one orange, and one green – at Morrison's:
And not surprisingly the usual suspects are getting all – well – peppery over it.
Morrison's, they're moaning to each other, is (shock, horror) selling Israeli avocados as well!
Sainsburys, they're complaining between themselves, is stocking lots of Israeli goods, and so is bargain-price supermarket chain Lidl.
Waitrose, too, is not to be trusted. A veteran Israel-hater from London declares:
"I am tired of turning over the boxes to find out where stuff is from, it should be clearly labelled, I am not popular in my local Waitrose .. but I will not stop"Notes another veteran Israel-hater, darkly:
"Our supermarkets like to con us into buying what they want to sell rather than what we want to buy. Managers know that if it is good for Israel it is good for their career prospects."Grumbles another:
"Those long red peppers nearly always come from Israel and I have plenty Muslim friends who buy them without a care."(And why not, indeed? For very nice indeed those peppers taste. Too bad that, as a result of the Coop caving in to the BDSers some time ago, its customers can no longer enjoy them too.)