Covid: Cash refusal 'creeping into UK economy'
19/01/2021 | news | business | 2,698
A survey by consumer group Which? raises concerns over coronavirus leading to more cashless stores.
I work on checkouts at a garden centre and feel very uncomfortable handling cash, especially just before Christmas, when thankfully we were locked down. It increases face to face contact time , and brings with it the risk of coronavirus transfer. This is made worse when people actually lick their fingers to count notes out ( gross ) I hope to stay on furlough until I am vacinated ( 62 years old)
Your store cards tell anyone who wants to know what you buy, with or without cash. You can choose not to have them but most people do have them and society hasnt fallen appart so far... The Gov already know what people on average buy and lets be honest, you are pretty average, more detailed information makes very little real diference.
"A cashless society will be the end of personal freedom. " Really? Are we all going to be thrown in prison if cash becomes obsolete? For goodness sake stop massively overusing the personal freedom argument at every opportunity, it is like a talking version of the Daily Mail (eeeewwwwwww).
Unfortunately too many young people are too 'woke' to realise that they are being manipulated to stop using cash even though it will have dire consequences. Do poor people start bartering again in a cashless society. One good thing in a cashless society, how will junkies pay for their drugs or people pay illegals less than a living wage to work in sweatshops etc; ?
We are not a communist country, true. But the ideology is seeping in, in every western country. The US democrats actually tabled a motion last week that no media should be allowed unless it was state sanctioned. Unbelievable, but true. And that's the USA...how far they have fallen (about to fall, in the next 4 years). Oh the UK could absolutely be a communist country, don't believe any other.
Oh dear, more Trump BS. What's not in dispute is a Nazi-loving white supremacist and his ignorant racist supporters tried unsuccessfully to overthrow the popular democratic vote for a fascist dictatorship, aided by extreme right media who spread lies about the validity of the election. Even Trump's own appointed judges and Republican state lackeys scorned his unsubstantiated claims as ridiculous. Removed
The problem is people who are totally selfish to the detriment of society Whether the builder evading tax, the taxi driver declaring 12k a year not40k and claiming 26k a year in benefits, the criminals laundering through cafes, hair salons, restaurants scrapyards, the billionaires and PLCs "based" in the Caymans or those raping the furlough while working for cash. How to solve it I don't know.