Following the Woolworths and Aldi decisions to cancel this year’s sale of Australia Day merchandise, LNP Opposition leader Peter Dutton has called for a boycott of these stores.

Mr Dutton described the move by Woolworths Group, which also includes Big W, as an “outrage” and labelled Brad Banducci as a “forward-leaning” chief executive who oversaw the company’s campaign for the Indigenous Voice to parliament.

“I think it’s up to customers whether they want to go in and buy the product or not,” he told Sydney radio 2GB.

“If they don’t want to celebrate Australia Day, well that’s a decision for them, but I think people should boycott Woolworths. I would advise very strongly to take your business elsewhere and go to IGA or Coles.”

Woolworths tried to temper some of the pushback on Thursday, saying through a spokesman that with food and groceries at the heart of the business, the brand focus would be on “offering customers food and produce for all occasions, including Australia Day”.

Mr Dutton has previously criticised Australian corporations for taking a stand on political issues, including BHP, Rio Tinto and Wesfarmers for supporting the Indigenous Voice to parliament, and Qantas for backing the popular vote on same-sex marriage.

Major law firms and the big four consultants have also responded to growing controversy over the January 26 date, letting staff swap the Australia Day public holiday for alternative days off.

“For Woolworths to start taking political positions to oppose Australia Day is against the national interest, and most Australians just want to go to Woolies and get groceries at the cheapest possible price,” Mr Dutton said.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese responded by saying, “Australia Day is a day in which we can give respect to First Nations people.”

However, many people believe it’s not just the so-called ‘First Nations’ people that should be shown respect……it’s all of us!

Agriculture Minister Murray Watt (pictured below) also lined up to whack the Opposition Leader’s comments, suggesting he was more focused on “thongs and flags” than supermarket prices. How infantile is that comment?!

He went on to say, “I think it shows that he is really out of touch with what Australians really care about when it comes to supermarkets and that’s the prices they are paying at the checkout.”

This, of course, is a ridiculous response from the Ag Minister as the issue of supermarket prices is totally separate from the decisions made by Woolworths and Aldi in relation to selling Australia Day merchandise.

Most sensible people would be critical of Woolworths and Aldi’s decisions. They would likely believe that these and other big corporations are out of touch with the views of the majority of Australians who support Australia Day being held on January 26.

Clearly, big businesses like them have not learnt the lesson of the referendum and have chosen to continue down the Woke path and waste even more shareholders’ funds in the process.

Hopefully they will learn a painful lesson from their decisions just as woke companies in the USA have done – the Bud Light disaster being a great example.

The message is clear: boycotts work, so if you want to send these big corporations a message – don’t buy from them!

If still in doubt whether you should or not, bear in mind that the Turnbulls from the eastern suburbs of Sydney are firmly against boycotting Woolworths and Aldi.

Former Sydney Lord Mayor, Lucy Turnbull, slammed Peter Dutton accusing him of committing ‘cancel culture’, which is a bit rich coming from a disciple of woke culture.

Her husband, former ‘Greens’ Prime Minister (masquerading as a Liberal at the time), Malcolm Turnbull, hasn’t as yet publicly commented on the issue but you can guarantee he will be against anything Peter Dutton has to say.

Lucy and Malcolm Turnbull’s support for woke corporations should encourage us to take the view that boycotting them is an excellent idea. I know I certainly won’t be spending money in their stores.

And we should congratulate Peter Dutton for taking a strong stance on this issue.

Compared to our weak-kneed excuse for a Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, Dutton looks more and more like he will become our next national leader – and the sooner, the better.

And as for Australia Day, we should all get out there on January 26 and celebrate what our country has achieved and what it stands for, and show these out-of-touch corporations that we are proud to be Australian.

Thanks to Financial Review for some of the content in this article.

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