Ripped-Off Britain

* THE ONE AND ONLY, TRUE AND ORIGINAL, 'RIPPED-OFF' WEBSITE ON THE INTERNET *

SEE THE NEW "INTRODUCE YOURSELF" THREAD: HERE - - and - - LOOK AT OUR NEW "CAR-BUYING GUIDE" SUB-FORUM: HERE

    Britain is still a world-beater at one thing: ripping off its own citizens.

    Share
    avatar
    papa_umau
    Field Marshal
    Field Marshal

    Number of posts : 13570
    Points : 20981
    Reputation : -25
    Registration date : 2008-08-23
    Age : 74
    Location : Scotland

    Britain is still a world-beater at one thing: ripping off its own citizens.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:50 am

    From energy and water bills to exorbitant rail fares, we’re all busy lining the pockets of wealthy ‘investors’

    And so to the big question.

    The one that has dogged us ever since the EU referendum and haunts every Brexiteer’s chlorinated daydreams.

    What is Britain for? Cliche-mongers will tell you that Britain lost an empire then couldn’t find a role.

    They are wrong. After careful study of recent newspaper articles, I have discovered just that new part – and today, I am going to share it with you.

    The British are now world-beaters at paying other people to rip them off.

    We are number one at handing over cash to “investors” who do no investing, to “entrepreneurs” who run monopolies – and who then turn around and tap us up for a bit more on the way out.

    Read the full article from Aditya Chakrabortty  of The Guardian HERE




    I suppose that he is right that when we have been ripped off many times in the past we keep on expecting it to happen and are sort of disappointed when it does not.

    Our biggest weakness is the TRUST we give over to people who sound as if they know what they are doing.


    _________________
    Best of regards

    Papa......


    avatar
    zathrus
    Field Marshal
    Field Marshal

    Number of posts : 2941
    Points : 6889
    Reputation : 100
    Registration date : 2008-08-21

    Re: Britain is still a world-beater at one thing: ripping off its own citizens.

    Post by zathrus on Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:03 am

    I "trust" very few people, and I never trust anyone or any company until I have known them for a while.

    I guess this is just the way that life has to be in Britain.  Evil or Very Mad
    avatar
    papa_umau
    Field Marshal
    Field Marshal

    Number of posts : 13570
    Points : 20981
    Reputation : -25
    Registration date : 2008-08-23
    Age : 74
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Britain is still a world-beater at one thing: ripping off its own citizens.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:13 am

    Sadly so Zathrus.


    _________________
    Best of regards

    Papa......


    avatar
    Angie baby
    Field Marshal
    Field Marshal

    Number of posts : 2827
    Points : 6839
    Reputation : 91
    Registration date : 2008-08-30
    Location : Northern England.

    Re: Britain is still a world-beater at one thing: ripping off its own citizens.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:38 am

    I would not trust any stranger to invest any money I had to spare, but then again I don't have any spare cash to invest anyway, so it is all moot to me.
    avatar
    papa_umau
    Field Marshal
    Field Marshal

    Number of posts : 13570
    Points : 20981
    Reputation : -25
    Registration date : 2008-08-23
    Age : 74
    Location : Scotland

    Re: Britain is still a world-beater at one thing: ripping off its own citizens.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:27 am

    "No spare cash" but you are considering buying an electric Renault Zoe elsewhere on the site.


    _________________
    Best of regards

    Papa......



    Sponsored content

    Re: Britain is still a world-beater at one thing: ripping off its own citizens.

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:56 am