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    Britain rips off it's own citizens.

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    papa_umau
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    Britain rips off it's own citizens.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 11:48 am

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

    By Aditya Chakrabortty of The guardian.

    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, dear reader, 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 Aditya's full report in the Guardian HERE




    You have maybe seen such tales before, but nowadays they are becoming more and more relevant to our lives.

    At every turn we see rip-off merchants hovering over our heads like vultures and  because it is so easy to get ripped off in these fashions many of us are now withdrawing from daily life and becoming sort of hermits.

    Well folks, do you feel that modern life is effecting you this way ?


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    Re: Britain rips off it's own citizens.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 11:14 am

    On a TV programme last night it was postulated that in the not too distant future cash would be made redundant and electronic currency would take it's place.

    It was also said that because the crooks and money-laundering people like to keep their loot in paper form they too would then have tax taken from them just like the rest of us.
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    Re: Britain rips off it's own citizens.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 11:29 am

    Yes, Britain seems to always have been an easy target for the ones who would rip-us off.

    Because we have been easy marks for a long time, we find that the crooks and con-men take advantage of us at every turn.

    We really need to smarten up and beat them at their own game.


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    Re: Britain rips off it's own citizens.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 11:16 am

    I suppose that when all money transactions are done electronically in the future the money-washers and the drug-dealers and scammers will be much more easily caught.

    I do like a bit of money in my purse, but more and more nowadays I find myself paying for the smaller purchases with my contactless card.
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    Post by papa_umau on Sun 08 Oct 2017, 11:35 am

    I think that the use of the contactless card for payments under £30.00 is very soon going to be the way that we buy stuff, and cash is going to be used less and less.


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