A charitable Sheffield greengrocer has been boycotted by UKIP voters - after it put up a sign saying it disagreed with party views on immigration.
New Roots on Glossop Road, Broomhill, uses its proceeds to support homeless people and asylum seekers and displayed a poster which read ‘Farage is a banker, no to scape-goating, immigrants are welcome here’ in the window.
Volunteers received a letter saying UKIP party leader Nigel Farage ‘speaks the truth’ and voters ‘will not be visiting your shop again.’
A second letter said supporters would call in to ask for a UKIP poster to go up alongside the ‘insulting’ one.
David Westley, volunteer at the not-for-profit store, said: “We were waiting to talk to them but they never came in.
“We disagree with what UKIP are saying about immigration and feel immigrants are being scape-goated when they are not to blame.”
The shop sells fruit, vegetables and ethical whole foods, with proceeds going to the charity Assist.
Volunteers have now put up a new poster about immigration.
David added: “It is worth highlighting members of a political party which claims to put UK people first are damaging a grassroots community aid program using intimidation.”
A party spokesman said it was ‘completely false’ it used intimidation adding: “We are not in the business of scare mongering or misleading.”
She said the party was not against immigration, but uncontrolled immigration ‘putting pressure’ on schools and the NHS.