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

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

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 04 Sep 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.


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

    Post by zathrus on Thu 07 Sep 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
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    Post by papa_umau on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 10:13 am

    Sadly so Zathrus.


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

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 09 Sep 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.
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    Post by papa_umau on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 11:27 am

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


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