Mastercard to push up fees for UK purchases from EU
25/01/2021 | news | business | 3,320
The move sparks concerns that customers could see prices rise if merchants pass on the higher cost.
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25/01/2021 14:52:36 56 8
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so much winning
26/01/2021 08:35:19 0 1
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It's been 30 years in the wilderness
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25/01/2021 14:53:49 310 55
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MasterCard leading the way for American companies to realize the Brexit Dividend. Oh yes their was a Brexit Dividend, it's just it was always payable to the corporate world at the expense of the UK population!
You wait until the US Pharma gets their act together and start to charge $1000 for what we pay a few $'s today. That's the corporate dream for sure.
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25/01/2021 15:30:54 290 68
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The Brexiteers will never understand. The leaked report in 2019 was a reality check for them, where every year, the NHS will have an ADDITIONAL cost of upto £28bn due to the drug cartel forced upon the UK by the trade deal

The Brexiteers talk of sovereignty - but that is going too, as the US Food companies will enforce that the UK cannot label chlorinated chicken as such. That is, NO SOVERIEGNTY
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25/01/2021 15:39:25 3 24
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hyperbole.
25/01/2021 17:22:11 1 0
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The UK shall tell the US Pharma's to get lost and keep their chlorinated chickens...
25/01/2021 18:08:38 0 2
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And your proof is? Please don’t say the BBC or Gaurdian, maybe the Mirror ? Yee gods !
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25/01/2021 14:57:02 421 137
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Brexit, the gift that keeps taking.

Hyperinflation may be our next concern.
Bore off with project fear. We're sick of this decisive nonsense. Removed
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25/01/2021 16:29:25 3 0
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Hyper or just the usual deliberate targeted inflation will happen by design and intent as usual. Stealing from the masses, up to the asset rich. Coin clipping of old but where the rich get to take all the clippings in asset booms. Rates must be got up to normal 5-8% by law & fast.

But it won’t, those in power are wealthy and it is deliberate & under the radar. Any day, inflating away savings.
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25/01/2021 16:33:35 2 2
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Strange. I was thinking exactly that.
Wait till the covid 19 bill plops on the doormat of little Britain.
Inflated by the cost of contracts to the Brexi-tory chumocracy and the fact we're going to have to lockdown for longer than anywhere else dur to Brexi-tory mishandling and that laissez faire dogma.
25/01/2021 16:49:55 0 5
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Wakey wakey, they are charging the supplier, ie the EU supplier.
25/01/2021 18:06:06 0 0
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Why ?
25/01/2021 18:14:40 0 0
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HOW??
25/01/2021 18:43:13 0 1
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This is far more of a concern in the Eurozone to be honest.
25/01/2021 18:59:14 0 0
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You do realise how inflation works don’t you....
26/01/2021 12:23:12 0 0
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And a slightly different twist on the "Brexit, the gift that keeps taking", I need to add
" again and again" :-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55752541
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25/01/2021 14:57:57 749 194
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“Mastercard attributed the move to the UK's decision to leave the EU.”

Still, I’m sure it’s the fault of “remoaners”, “lefties” or the EU itself. Remember, Brexit is great & our PM (a man who lied so much he was repeatedly sacked from being a journalist) is at the helm with extraordinary talent like Grayling, Gove, Truss, Patel, Williamson et al as such a pivotal point in UK history... oh s***
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25/01/2021 15:02:59 314 772
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Typical lefty comment ! I bet you believe every thing master card say ! Like every one else their just using brexit as a excuse ! Wake up and open your eyes !
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25/01/2021 15:50:00 7 4
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and of course nothing to do with Master Card seeing a nice little earner with this.
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25/01/2021 15:59:47 23 1
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Such a talented bunch of people in charge of our country. They handle things so well, lol. All in the interests of themselves and their own financial gains. They don't care about anyone but themselves, just pleasing big business and those in Delaware and Singapore who financed Brexit. It's embarrassing to be represented Globally by Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Priti Patel and Gavin Williamson.
25/01/2021 16:49:11 0 5
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Well if that is true, then Brexit is hurting the EU more than us, coz the increased charge is on EU suppliers. ;-)
25/01/2021 17:09:00 1 3
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and Corbyn would have done so much better .........
25/01/2021 17:21:08 6 0
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Yes, those who are only in the cabinet because they signed up to the craziest national suicide pact in history. They have no other talent as can be seen by the state of the response to the pandemic. U turns, corruption etc
25/01/2021 17:44:32 4 0
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Why worry ??
- Failing Grayling ??
- Lying Gove ??
- Fussy Truss ??
- Patel - ask any Indian why they never trust a Patel ??
- Fireplace Williamson ??
WHY WORRY - No time for that, Start Praying .......
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Bob
25/01/2021 14:58:31 18 17
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An opportunity for The BoE to start a low rate British only credit card and rake some credit fees into the British economy
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MX
25/01/2021 15:01:24 10 3
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Because those fees would still need to be paid to purchase anything from the EU.
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25/01/2021 15:14:36 0 0
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Ha, Ha, Ha!

A nationalised credit card?!

That'll go down well with the ERG 'Britannia Unchained' mob.
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25/01/2021 14:58:44 1215 406
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You said it was all Project Fear. Very sadly for us, you were very wrong.

So there is the fish, the online purchases, musicians cannot do gigs, UK engineers cannot work on short term EU contracts - not to mention Northern Ireland.

What else did the brexiteers gloss over - or dismiss as Project fear
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25/01/2021 15:01:13 333 627
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They can work in the EU if they get a visa.
Oh, you are losing Scotland as well as NI.

Little England is Little englad again.

Once an empire, now a second class European nation,
Removed
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25/01/2021 15:11:28 59 244
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*It added that "in practice" UK consumers would not notice the move.

*The increase will benefit British Banks as reported by the FT.

So this benefits British banks, makes EU merchants less competitive, consumers won't notice. De-value the Euro to solve the problem.

This literally is a Brexit dividened.
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25/01/2021 15:18:42 72 125
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This is just opportunist from MasterCard and will damage them and the EU.
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25/01/2021 15:21:30 100 42
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Not really a case of glossing over, more about not knowing what they were voting for. There was so much going on about character assassinating Corbyn that reality was lost. So we will now be totally owned by the States.
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25/01/2021 15:30:39 19 76
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musicians and engineers - nonsense they can still do this within the 80 days out of 180 ruling.
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25/01/2021 15:31:56 34 109
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"You said it was all Project Fear"

And you said it would lead to the collapse of western civilisation (Donald Tusk), and immediate and severe recession (George Osborne), war in Ireland, war in Europe, all the banks leaving, planes unable to fly, no ability to travel to Europe...

Basically you promised a tsunami and when a two inch wave tuned up you say "look, project reality".

Predictable
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25/01/2021 15:32:22 23 113
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Interesting how remoaners are scrapping the barrel to find negatives of Brexit. It’s almost as though they are now endorsing Brexit. Finally!!
Worth it to get rid of the EU and their nasty supporters Removed
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25/01/2021 15:36:32 21 71
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Did you bother to read the article before responding - or is this just your Pavlovian response to any story involving the "B-word" ?

Mastercard increasing their interchange service fees from 0.3% to 1.5% will have zero effect on the vast majority of consumers. The sky hasn't actually fallen on our heads just yet - and there may yet be honey still for tea.
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25/01/2021 15:40:30 28 95
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Good to see you place a higher price on access to cheap tat from the EU over maintaining basic democratic principles and meaningful political choice ... all of which the EU is sorely lacking in.

Come back in 5 years when you might have something tangible to whine about ... although I doubt it.
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25/01/2021 15:45:48 15 38
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Depends which way you look at it? When restaurants reopen in EU there will be no seafood or it'll be expensive, reduced live concerts, can't get the best engineers and they may end up with Northern Ireland! Once the political rhetoric dies down in EU and Macron is voted out, common sense will prevail and these things will get sorted but they need to look tough at the moment to stop EU unraveling
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25/01/2021 15:46:25 8 27
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It should help discourage imports
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25/01/2021 15:46:29 30 6
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While this has only happened because of Brexit unlike the other valid concerns you mention this wasn't a direct result of Brexit. This is just corporate opportunism that could have easily been stamped out by government legislation but alas the Tories were either not paying attention or perhaps more likely actively supporting it.
455
25/01/2021 15:47:51 38 6
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Brexiteers - not a brain cell amongst the lot of them ??
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25/01/2021 15:48:20 11 41
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We paid £6,400,000,000 per year to the EU to be part of their little club.

There are 393,000 higher rate tax payers in the UK.

We were effectively paying over £16,000 EACH in tax every year for being members of the EU.

I think that I can stomach a few pounds in fees here and there for buying from the EU (which I don't) and still have £15,950 left over in change.
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25/01/2021 15:51:13 24 1
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Not to mention the VAT, import charges and additional courier handling fees.
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25/01/2021 14:59:18 162 16
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So much winning!

.... for those who seek to profit from Brexit at the expense of others.
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25/01/2021 16:03:05 32 55
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Mastercard is not the only way to pay online.

And if it add just 1.2% on to the invoice as traders recover their increased costs, most won't even notice.

Brexit is unbridled stupidity - but there are bigger problems than this to worry about.
25/01/2021 17:29:24 8 0
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Including A well known Brexiteer who has now moved part of his business into the EU (Eire) so he doesn't suffer. Then lf course there is Farage, whose children still get the benefit of being European citizens. Hypocrites the lot of them!
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25/01/2021 14:57:02 421 137
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Brexit, the gift that keeps taking.

Hyperinflation may be our next concern.
Bore off with project fear. We're sick of this decisive nonsense. Removed
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25/01/2021 15:09:11 57 5
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It's called project reality pal.
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25/01/2021 15:15:59 47 7
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Project fear becomes Project Reality!

And this is just the beginning.

Now why would you find that boring?
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25/01/2021 15:27:02 5 0
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Decisive ?
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25/01/2021 15:29:07 6 1
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What do you mean, 'we'.

No one follows you. No one.
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Pip
25/01/2021 15:33:46 5 0
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So are we, but we've got to pay for it, thanks.........?

Did you mean 'devisive' as the one thing you weren't, was decisive..........?
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25/01/2021 15:37:16 6 4
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Do you mean 'divisive'?

But well done for perpetuating the stereotype that Leavers were a little less educated than the other side.
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25/01/2021 15:37:47 13 4
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What's the matter? scared precious brexit can't stand up to scrutiny? it's not project fear, its project reality, and there is a LOT more to come.
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MVP
25/01/2021 15:00:36 288 66
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A fivefold increase in charges for EU purchases which will have to be passed on to consumers.

Is there anything positive resulting from Brexit?

I have yet to hear one thing so far.
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25/01/2021 15:04:50 142 30
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We will take back control of our fish , wasn't that one! ...and then sell it back to Europe as we don't eat it as much as they do
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25/01/2021 15:48:56 8 21
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Buy British
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25/01/2021 16:12:07 10 0
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Oddly (and as a staunch remainer, it pains me to say this), but it seems that we are managing to maintain better supplies of vaccines than Europe just now. Whether it remains so is another question, but for now, the EU are not doing a stellar job at vaccinating their citizens.

The rest is a car wreck though. You can be sure that Visa will be next, and mobile phone roaming fees not far behind...
25/01/2021 16:45:29 3 1
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You get a nice new blue passport when you apply for a new one or a replacement? Nothing else so far (oh sorry Nigel Farage has evaporated).
25/01/2021 17:00:11 1 3
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Covid Vaccine
LH
25/01/2021 17:48:21 0 0
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... because, you have put on ear defenders!!!
25/01/2021 17:48:40 1 1
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It will soon be easier for GB Football clubs to buy South American players, and harder to hire EU football players and managers - new rules coming in soon. Young Spanish / German / Dutch talent will have more of a chance to stay with their parent club and develop - that's got to be a good thing. And I guess more UK clubs will develop their own young talent in their academies - two good things
25/01/2021 18:08:09 0 0
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Buy from a British based Company then. Amazon will have an incentive to do all it's business in the UK and won't be able to pay it's Taxes in Luxembourg.
25/01/2021 18:46:51 0 2
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Vaccine roll out going well in the EU .... NOT. based on your disdain of anything not EU, you will say but having the vaccine and dying from Covid is a price worth paying. Great! One less remainer.
25/01/2021 20:34:34 0 0
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Apparently car batteries will be 12% cheaper for Nissan UK.
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25/01/2021 15:00:36 406 67
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Yeah but we have our sovereignty back, all that money to the NHS and the freedom to make our own rules. Oh....
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25/01/2021 15:07:33 73 227
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All true.
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25/01/2021 15:08:00 14 60
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Like the ability to certify, purchase & distribute the Covid jab quickly, unlike the cumbersome EU which is now 3-4 behind?.....

Likely to save 5-10k lives by acting quicker than EU....

Truth hurts?
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25/01/2021 15:41:09 25 2
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I tried this sovereign tea, it was bitter and quite unpleasant. 1 / 5, do not recommend.
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SCJ
25/01/2021 15:41:42 4 1
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.....and I now have a blue passport so that's all hunky dory then.
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25/01/2021 16:22:49 0 5
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We couldn't have left at a better time given the subsidies the EU would have been wanting from countries like us to subside other EU countries struggling even more than us due to Covid. Look at the vaccines, we got on vaccinating the vulnerable whilst the EU is still arguing over how they should share them out and making counties reliant on a central supply that Brussels controls.
25/01/2021 17:23:52 0 0
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Oh yes, and we can have our blue passports back (that we always could have had, had the UK chosen to do so!)
LH
25/01/2021 17:46:56 0 0
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It's like the UK did NOT exist before 1 January 1973!!!
25/01/2021 18:05:50 0 2
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There has been record amounts, never near as much spent on the nhs, yes, we can make our own rules today as the yolk has been removed.
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25/01/2021 15:00:44 136 24
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For everything
Else there's .... BREXIT

PRICELESS
25/01/2021 17:38:01 21 17
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So people who live in Britain will use their MasterCard more at home or on other countries outside the EU, bad for EU countries isn't it !
25/01/2021 18:16:35 0 2
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I dont agree, but that is a very humerous comment !
25/01/2021 19:09:53 1 1
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Brilliant....
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25/01/2021 15:01:07 505 7
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So MasterCard only kept their fees low as they were ordered to by law (by the eu)
So what is stopping the UK government bringing in the same law to match?

However, for a non-eu aspect, this just shows how much monopoly martket that mastercard/visa have between them, as there are no real market forces to keep the prices down (hence the legal requirement/committment mentioned)
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25/01/2021 15:04:17 181 4
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your right it is a monopoly they strangle competion
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25/01/2021 15:11:48 38 11
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Shame the EU is no longer around to inhibit cartel practises, hey?
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25/01/2021 15:29:57 15 9
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I await with baited breath the charge the government will make to save the British public from this.
Tho I imagine much like the weakened employment laws they are eying up and the recent change to stripping NHS protection from further privatisation, any move they make is not going to favour the public but definitely will favour big businesses and mates mates, Tory party donors
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Waz
25/01/2021 16:00:57 3 12
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And that is why we have Cryptocurrencies
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25/01/2021 16:00:31 6 2
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It’s a cross border rule hence we still have the law in uk but it effects uk transactions and if you use your card in ROW then it is governed by different rules.
I’m not sure UK to legislate VISA/MC to change interchange rates on transactions outside of the UK (where is our jurisdiction?)
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25/01/2021 16:06:44 9 6
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Bozzo won’t enact any law against big businesses
Next all the employee safeguards will go.
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25/01/2021 16:08:58 16 8
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The thing stopping the UK parliament from bringing in a similar law is that they have no interest in the financial wellbeing of the citizens of the UK. All they care about is lining their own pockets and those of their cronies.
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25/01/2021 16:15:41 25 10
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No, this has nothing to do with EU/UK law. The UK adopted all existing applicable EU laws under the European Union (withdrawl) Act 2018 which converted it all into domestic law. This is profiteering and blaming it on Brexit.
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25/01/2021 16:19:44 10 8
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What's stopping it is the Tories. Do you really think they aren't on Mastercard's side in this?
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25/01/2021 16:30:04 7 3
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Is that a trick question? I think it is because the answer is easy!
1. The Brexi-tories can't legislate for what happens in the EU, can you believe??
2. The Brexi-tories don't want red tape regulations on businesses, they believe on lasssex faire capitalism.
Ask Daniel Hanan!
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25/01/2021 16:33:46 11 6
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"What is stopping the UK govt bringing in the same law to match?"

Well the UK is smaller then the EU and has less clout, so it is harder for it to stand up to massive multinationals like mastercard, google , amazon etc. With Brexit, these groups can impose more conditions and tariffs on the UK, and the govt has less power to stop them.

In effect, because of Brexit we have lost some sovereignty.
25/01/2021 16:47:53 11 3
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UK can not make law that dictates what a company charges another company outside the UK. Mastercard are free to charge what every they feel they can get away with. The EU Company is now also free to Charge the UK customer more or less than someone in the EU. Previously not possible. The EU and their terrible laws that lifted living standards to the highest in the world. Now we will be robbed blind
25/01/2021 17:09:22 10 4
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Some odd people think the Tories care, they don't.

It was a very well run coup: the ERG Tories relied on their age-old policy of setting pleb v pleb; racism was the main plank of that policy and those who look for simple arguments fell for it hook line and sinker.

Their Tory Bot Propaganda Machine swamped social media, and the BBC Tory management allowed them to do the same with HYS.
25/01/2021 17:13:49 0 2
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I'm surprised the EU's monopolies commission hasn't stepped in and fined them billions, like they do the likesof google facebook etc.
Rob
25/01/2021 17:27:42 10 3
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'what is stopping the UK government bringing in the same law to match'

Desire.

Remember, the UK govt tried to stop the EU from making electrical goods more efficient - a move that saved every family ~£100 a year on their bills.

'Taking back control' means the rich and powerful getting their hands on your money.

Enjoy.
25/01/2021 18:01:19 0 0
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The UK government are Tories?
25/01/2021 18:25:03 1 0
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"So what is stopping the UK government bringing in the same law to match?"

Dogmatic belief in free markets and small government?
Cronyism between the financial sector and Westminster?
Complete indifference to the lives of common people?

Or all of the above?
25/01/2021 18:56:29 1 0
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Boris and the Eton elite, make money from it
25/01/2021 19:56:07 2 0
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"So what is stopping the UK government bringing in the same law to match?"

Conservative ideology.
26/01/2021 01:08:10 0 0
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Will they never stop coming?

Irony.
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25/01/2021 14:58:44 1215 406
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You said it was all Project Fear. Very sadly for us, you were very wrong.

So there is the fish, the online purchases, musicians cannot do gigs, UK engineers cannot work on short term EU contracts - not to mention Northern Ireland.

What else did the brexiteers gloss over - or dismiss as Project fear
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25/01/2021 15:01:13 333 627
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They can work in the EU if they get a visa.
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25/01/2021 15:05:31 248 40
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At a cost that takes a serious chunk out of the value of the work, making it less worthwhile?! Where was that small print on the side of the bus?
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25/01/2021 15:16:25 175 28
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Bozo turned down the offer of visa-free travel for artists. His hidden agenda is very worrying.
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25/01/2021 15:23:05 202 18
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"They can work in the EU if they get a visa."

The key word being 'if'... it is no longer a right.
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25/01/2021 15:23:36 224 16
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And you've tried that, have you?
To work in Italy you now need:
a.Work contract.
b.Nulla Osta (you know what that is, right?) - only obtained in Italy.
c.Italian Long-Stay Visa forms + fees.
d.Passport that meets the rules.
e.Passport photos.
f. Wait 2 months & hope you did it all correctly.
g.Go to Italy... and try to get a residency permit (not free).
& Italy only issues 30k work visas per year.
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25/01/2021 15:23:48 44 5
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Assuming there’s a job.
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SCJ
25/01/2021 15:38:08 83 21
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You're missing the point there Simon - previously we never needed a visa until OUR rights were taken from us by OUR government despite them insisting all along that they wouldn't....
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25/01/2021 15:40:57 27 62
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It will encourage people to buy British
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25/01/2021 15:46:42 13 1
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As opposed to getting a train, doing their work, and getting a train home.
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25/01/2021 15:55:41 1 0
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Ahh yes a clear benefit there
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25/01/2021 15:55:40 6 0
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But can only live there for three months of the year...
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Bob
25/01/2021 14:58:31 18 17
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An opportunity for The BoE to start a low rate British only credit card and rake some credit fees into the British economy
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MX
25/01/2021 15:01:24 10 3
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Because those fees would still need to be paid to purchase anything from the EU.
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25/01/2021 15:01:39 72 14
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Don't worry Cultists Rees-Mogg will have you paying in Groats soon enough
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25/01/2021 15:06:59 12 5
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Well about time too, I have been holding on to those along with the old pound notes. Thought they would come back - all for it.
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Dan
25/01/2021 15:02:08 52 3
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Don't forget this also means if you use your card in the EU on holiday, Mastercard will up your fee. This is not limited to Credit Cards, it also includes Debit Card which is going to have 1.15% fee.
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Pip
25/01/2021 15:56:53 20 1
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Those Benedorm Bargains just got a tad more expensive, another Brexit bonus............?
25/01/2021 18:23:58 0 1
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But will credit cards make more profits presumably pay more corporation tax?
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25/01/2021 15:02:12 35 13
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Ahh...another Brexit bonus!
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25/01/2021 15:02:18 8 17
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You can always change card provider. they may change their mind if everyone did. Or don't use a credit card at all - sorted
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25/01/2021 15:04:58 18 2
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Visa will no doubt follow suit and dont use a credit card is dumb advice. Ever heard of section 75.
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dc
25/01/2021 15:02:19 11 11
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Yet more benefits of being out of the EU for the ordinary family. You missed this was also Nigel,
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25/01/2021 15:02:45 739 103
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Absolute, greed opportunism and profiteering at its very worst.

Zero justification other than 'because we can'.

And they wonder why people look at financial institutions as a bunch of crooks.

Disgraceful.
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25/01/2021 15:10:01 638 110
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They can because they are now free of the dreadful 'interference' of the EU.

Brexit far more friendly to big business and crippling SME's.

Who would have guessed?!
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25/01/2021 15:24:13 59 7
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But if you voted for Brexit, you voted for the Import VAT.
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Pip
25/01/2021 15:28:36 13 3
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Absolutely right, they just needed some 'justification' and you gave it them, disgraceful............?
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25/01/2021 16:03:21 20 3
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The EU has some useful laws to protect consumers. But now we've left, we'll have to depend on our (duly elected) Government to champion our rights. Which I'm sure they will. After all, we voted them in to do just that.
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25/01/2021 16:08:41 21 6
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Yeah but whichever way you look at it, it's all on brexiters.
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25/01/2021 16:18:18 12 1
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That may well be true, but where's the legislation to stop it?.. I'm more interested in seeing the actual benefits of Brexit that was promised. I never believed a word of it, and voted against it, but since I've been dragged unwillingly along I'm now waiting for my 'sunny uplands' Please provide concrete benefits ASAP
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25/01/2021 16:20:43 5 2
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To be fair, this won't affect anyone who voted for Brexit.
They're all standing with their backs towards the channel and will only be buying goods/services made/supplied by British firms from now on.
And they shouldn't complain about it either because taking back control (ie freedom to abandon protective controls and regulations) applies just as much to companies like Mastercard as anyone else.
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max
25/01/2021 16:27:07 10 3
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Ahh the lesser spotted brexiteer getting angry at the consequences of their actions.

Funny thing, but have you ever left a group you were a part of citing all the reasons they weren't very good for your personal reasons? Did they still give you member perks or reduced rates on fees? No. Thought not.
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25/01/2021 16:32:54 10 2
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You're right, they're doing it because then can..or more specifically that's what they do unless you're in the EU club - it's one of the advantages of being in the EU - you get lots of benefits. you leave the club, you lose the benefits. We get what we deserve.
25/01/2021 17:12:34 6 1
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I don't see what the complaint is, we wanted to be free of the interference of the EU. Now we're free of it's interference and control this is what we get.

No doubt you we're made aware of this possibility and the risks that leaving the EU meant.

No doubt our society friendly gov and the leader of the house of commons will bring in legislation to prvent this??

Project Fear = Project Truth
25/01/2021 17:36:54 6 0
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No, there have always been rules for those inside the EU and different rules for those outside....guess where we are now! Roaming charges next!
kip
25/01/2021 17:48:19 0 0
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Totally agree these banks etc will take any opportunity to rip us off
25/01/2021 17:55:21 3 0
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and the reason they can is Brexit.
25/01/2021 18:08:51 5 0
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"Zero justification other than 'because we can'."

But when we were in the EU they couldn't.
25/01/2021 18:17:00 2 0
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To you - greed. To them - good business sense (although it may turn out not to be). Businesses' obligations are to their shareholders, not to their customers. It's called "capitalism".
25/01/2021 18:54:10 0 0
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Don't use Mastercard!
Xai
25/01/2021 19:17:37 2 0
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Because Brexiteers said they could.
25/01/2021 20:02:00 1 0
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the same financial Institutions that are the backbone of the UK economy. Well they will all be moving to EU soon, so then they cant annoy people anymore. Another Brexit win.
25/01/2021 20:23:04 1 0
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Welcome to trade deals with US bxxtard organisations expect more of the same as they ingress into financial services and health care the clown Boris, Anglosphere agenda.
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25/01/2021 15:03:30 53 8
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see we are prospering mightily....well someone is but not the UK middle class
83
25/01/2021 15:13:10 62 5
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You were never meant to, Brexit was all about the tories paymasters keeping their tax dodging schemes from being scrutinised by the EU
25/01/2021 18:24:55 0 2
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Dont cry iinto your muesli
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25/01/2021 15:03:51 22 6
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Profiteering no more no less!
23
25/01/2021 15:04:12 339 64
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Welcome to Brexit. Yet to hear of a benefit of this new land of opportunity.
352
25/01/2021 15:35:23 106 202
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Covid vaccine roll out?
25/01/2021 18:42:07 0 2
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The freedom to do our own trade deals. The ability to ban live animal exports.
3 weeks into a new dawn in the middle of a pandemic and you make a judgement call. How stupid are you anti British morons. Removed
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25/01/2021 15:04:13 545 181
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Brexit - it’s done more damage to this country economically and politically in three weeks than any other country managed when declaring war on the GB over the centuries
177
25/01/2021 15:23:04 188 482
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DRIVEL
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25/01/2021 15:41:34 3 44
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3 weeks? vote was in 2016 sunshine.
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25/01/2021 15:45:40 4 16
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I would love to know where your stats came from....
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25/01/2021 15:51:13 7 51
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This is actually to do with Master Card seeing a nice little earner and nothing at all to do with Brexit.
658
25/01/2021 16:05:58 20 0
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The UK is the only country to have imposed economic sanctions on itself
682
25/01/2021 16:07:48 2 24
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Absolute bunkum. Back in 2016 the Remainers said the end of the world was nigh. Nothing happened!!
838
25/01/2021 16:21:30 1 12
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Utter nonsense unworthy of further comment
25/01/2021 16:50:51 0 11
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IF I were a UK supplier, I'd be happy, it is making the EU competition less competitive.
25/01/2021 16:53:53 0 12
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Good Lord, what a asinine comment. Clearly you have not lived long or done much in your life.
25/01/2021 16:59:59 1 8
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Says someone who has never studied history. Nice soundbite, loads of bollocks factually and historically.
fos
25/01/2021 17:13:44 0 0
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Says you but having read the stuff you write I’m hardly surprised
25/01/2021 17:22:50 4 0
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If we had been at war those responsible would have been under arrest for damaging the interests of the nation! A retrospective law perhaps?
25/01/2021 17:31:59 0 4
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You are either unaware or wilfully choosing to ignore the years of economic friction the UK endured after joining the EEC. The situation was so dire the Wilson government was forced to offer us a referendum in '75 to see if we wanted to stay in!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/6/newsid_2499000/2499297.stm
25/01/2021 17:57:22 6 0
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Hitler never succeeded in dividing us

Farage did it just like that

The wound can never heal
25/01/2021 18:10:05 0 0
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That is an appalling statement to make, even in jest comparing war to economic events, I assume you havent been in a war ?
25/01/2021 18:13:52 0 0
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Just watch this space. Oh, ye of little faith!
25/01/2021 18:55:57 0 0
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I guess maths and numbers are not your strong point!
25
25/01/2021 15:04:14 12 21
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So ditch Mastercard if you have one - this is naked greed and not at all necessary or called for - they are doing it because they can. Visa is a sound alternative. Try buying in Britain and British goods and services.
More lost business for the EU too.
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25/01/2021 15:08:05 9 0
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Jinxed it!

Visa will follow.
64
25/01/2021 15:10:09 4 2
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Do you holiday abroad? If yes then you are just a hypocrite
88
25/01/2021 15:13:51 4 2
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Would love to buy British as you put it but let me just remind you WE DONT MAKE ANYTHING ANYMORE.For example the new QE2 named after OUR queen built in Italy why?cos we cant do that anymore.Just ask your beloved tory leader what his party did to ship building.So yes buy British IF YOU CAN but don't say anything about not getting it.

More lost business for the EU what a joke that is.
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25/01/2021 15:01:07 505 7
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So MasterCard only kept their fees low as they were ordered to by law (by the eu)
So what is stopping the UK government bringing in the same law to match?

However, for a non-eu aspect, this just shows how much monopoly martket that mastercard/visa have between them, as there are no real market forces to keep the prices down (hence the legal requirement/committment mentioned)
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25/01/2021 15:04:17 181 4
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your right it is a monopoly they strangle competion
639
25/01/2021 16:04:28 8 6
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and your illiterate
25/01/2021 18:57:43 0 0
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VISA?
25/01/2021 20:14:41 1 0
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Yes, Mastercard is a monopoly. Apart from Visa, American Express and Diners Club.
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25/01/2021 15:04:35 496 123
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Is anyone surprised? Another 'bonus' from Brexit!
383
25/01/2021 15:40:16 135 361
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go and take your daily walk and get some fresh air.
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MVP
25/01/2021 15:00:36 288 66
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A fivefold increase in charges for EU purchases which will have to be passed on to consumers.

Is there anything positive resulting from Brexit?

I have yet to hear one thing so far.
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25/01/2021 15:04:50 142 30
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We will take back control of our fish , wasn't that one! ...and then sell it back to Europe as we don't eat it as much as they do
319
25/01/2021 15:34:47 32 1
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Except that we cant get it there on time because of all the red tape that Brexit was supposed to remove according to the Tories.
517
25/01/2021 15:53:07 9 3
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Half the boats have been bought by foreign fishermen anyway and land a large f percentage of the British quoter
25/01/2021 17:21:20 4 1
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Problem is we can’t sell it back to them because it takes to long to transport it with all the extra red tape.
25/01/2021 18:20:13 0 0
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And not sell it back to Europe, I think you mean.
25/01/2021 20:53:10 0 0
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The Fishermen/women are even strugling to get their catch to the EU before it goes off.
25/01/2021 21:39:11 0 0
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Not when it rots on the quayside and the fleet is largely tied up......

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25/01/2021 15:04:51 6 5
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Financial Services Industry is a big scam, like Bojos Brexit. Visa is putting up charges like Mastercard. During Covid people may be ramping up debt prior to filing for bankruptcy, where creditors get 1p per £1 and KPMG steal all the equity in your home charging large for putting 15 people in Southampton to do nothing and racking up legal fees using Eversheds who charge £10,000 per legal statement
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25/01/2021 15:02:18 8 17
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You can always change card provider. they may change their mind if everyone did. Or don't use a credit card at all - sorted
30
25/01/2021 15:04:58 18 2
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Visa will no doubt follow suit and dont use a credit card is dumb advice. Ever heard of section 75.
50
25/01/2021 15:07:54 2 4
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Doesn't bother me I get paid by my provider to use it
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25/01/2021 15:05:14 339 95
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There you go, brexit dividend for you, fool brexiteers
Many who voted for Brexit as a protest against the current political system will be totally unaffected by this because they're not eligible for credit cards anyhow. Removed
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25/01/2021 15:05:30 16 7
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One more Brexit triumph.
13
25/01/2021 15:01:13 333 627
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They can work in the EU if they get a visa.
33
25/01/2021 15:05:31 248 40
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At a cost that takes a serious chunk out of the value of the work, making it less worthwhile?! Where was that small print on the side of the bus?
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25/01/2021 15:43:12 24 8
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It was written underneath the bus.
34
25/01/2021 15:05:32 3 3
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Items like this need to be on the BOE, Tax Office & Govt radar, especially in view of the Visa/Mastercard collusion law suits still in resolution.

Govt just needs to legislate quickly, and BOE & Tax Office to investigate & punish Mastercard accordingly.
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25/01/2021 15:05:33 40 5
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Brexit continues to be a disaster for UK SME's who trade (traded?) in Europe.

Will the Regime reinstate the cap on card charges?

Not for it's bankster chums.
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25/01/2021 15:05:36 57 6
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Let them eat sovereignty
37
25/01/2021 15:05:39 150 40
bbc
One of those hidden benefits of Brexit, that will make us all "mightily wealthy".
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25/01/2021 15:05:44 49 8
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Yet another upside of Brexit....NOT!
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25/01/2021 14:57:57 749 194
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“Mastercard attributed the move to the UK's decision to leave the EU.”

Still, I’m sure it’s the fault of “remoaners”, “lefties” or the EU itself. Remember, Brexit is great & our PM (a man who lied so much he was repeatedly sacked from being a journalist) is at the helm with extraordinary talent like Grayling, Gove, Truss, Patel, Williamson et al as such a pivotal point in UK history... oh s***
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25/01/2021 15:02:59 314 772
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Typical lefty comment ! I bet you believe every thing master card say ! Like every one else their just using brexit as a excuse ! Wake up and open your eyes !
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25/01/2021 15:12:11 175 6
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No, they're not using Brexit as an excuse, they're using it as a reason. They are freely admitting that now we've left the EU, they are allowed to increase their charges. So that's exactly what they've done.

Without Brexit, these fee increases would not have been possible.
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25/01/2021 15:16:22 125 3
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No, you have missed the point... they couldn't do this before because of the EU protections... now they can because we don't have the same limitations. Sure we could... but we don't
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25/01/2021 15:19:36 82 7
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Ugh one of those "red pill" people, where everything is back to front, upside down, inside out and we have to wake up to that. No thanks.
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25/01/2021 15:19:43 129 14
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If people had woken up and opened their eyes in the first place, we would never have left the EU and brought this mess on ourselves
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25/01/2021 15:22:48 61 5
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Lefty comment?????
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25/01/2021 15:24:05 128 5
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Why can't you be a "righty" and make the same comment ?.

It is obvious that Brexit is a right wing extremist ideology. When things are falling down around their ears, they still complain everyone not following their ideology/mantra, is a lefty, traitor, ro whatever insult.

Why not just admit, Brexit is a failure.

Even the Tory government advice is to set up a hub in the EU.
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25/01/2021 15:25:07 84 3
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I have woken up and I have opened my eyes and I don't like what I see.
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Pip
25/01/2021 15:25:44 112 8
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It's not just Mastercard you n****ty it's every bl***y problem there is, is down to the direct result of your damn vote, stop blaming everyone else..........?
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ed
25/01/2021 15:33:23 49 4
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Yes they are using Brexit as an excuse. That is the whole point.
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25/01/2021 15:34:10 25 1
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I'm not sure you know what a 'lefty' is... there were left wingers in favor of brexit too you know... Nothing in the above comment lists anything left wing leaning.
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25/01/2021 15:38:44 23 0
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What’s a lefty?
This should be interesting, assuming you are capable of answering not just repeating parrot fashion.
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25/01/2021 15:40:40 20 0
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Your English is rubbish.
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25/01/2021 15:44:35 30 1
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Typical Brexiter comment. Everyone is to blame but themselves .
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Guv
25/01/2021 16:02:09 25 0
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That is the whole point! Prior to Brextit they couldn't do this. Open your brain as well as your eyes.
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25/01/2021 16:02:56 22 1
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another brexit knuckle dragger still in desperate denial
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25/01/2021 16:05:46 19 0
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Doh. They could not have done it to EEA members.
Power of the block and 350m consumers
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25/01/2021 16:11:35 13 0
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Typical illiterate brexiter blaming everyone but themselves. Disgusting.
724
25/01/2021 16:12:20 8 0
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We didn’t pay more now we do.
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25/01/2021 16:29:01 14 0
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The EU kept roaming and card charges DOWN. With Brexit they go UP. There will be more, like travel insurance.
954
25/01/2021 16:33:04 9 0
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They didn’t do it before though did they....because they couldn’t
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25/01/2021 16:34:21 11 0
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How many brexiteers believed that claim on the red bus ?
25/01/2021 16:42:33 9 0
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It's pretty clear already that the sleepwalkers were very much on the Brexit side. This has only just started. Roaming charges next?
25/01/2021 16:42:54 13 0
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What's so wrong with "lefty"? Many would it as a badge of honour - a word that describes those decent people who look out for others, rather than always taking care of Number One.
25/01/2021 16:45:45 10 0
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An excuse not to be nice to us? An excuse to run their business at a profit? An excuse to pass on legitimate costs to us ? Brexiteers remind me of the oversize bully in the playground who throws their weight around and then cries like a baby when the person they bullied pokes them in the eye back. Cant wait to see Mr &Mrs Brexit come to complain their poor little flower is being bullied
Tom
25/01/2021 16:48:21 9 0
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There's no helping some people. More and more evidence that shows what a complete joke BrExit is but you will claim its everyone else's fault or its a conspiracy.

Needs to be an IQ test before people are let loose in the ballots.
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25/01/2021 16:51:54 7 0
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Didn't read the article did you. The very reason they can hike the fees is because of Brexit!!!
25/01/2021 16:59:48 1 0
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they're
25/01/2021 17:01:51 5 0
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Yes indeed wake up and open your eyes to what an utter mess Brexit is.
25/01/2021 17:04:35 6 0
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Perhaps the Wrexiteers should have thought about that when placing the X in the box... Remember this is only the beginning and we are not out of the first month yet... I am sure that another revelation will be how many more hours that we will have to work per week and what we actually get paid per hour and it won't be at the level that we get at the moment.
25/01/2021 17:03:38 4 0
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Yeah, wake up, open your eyes, and pay the extra charge genius!
25/01/2021 17:11:51 5 0
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Bojo must be a lefty. He is working so hard to ensure Kier is the next PM
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25/01/2021 17:16:35 2 0
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Are you going to pay for your johnny foreigner airline flights to the Costa Lottaeuros in pounds shillings & pence or just travellers cheques?

By the way, it is they are or they're not their - & I am NOT left wing. Oh & further, I think you will find Mastercard isn't two words. Best wake up & open your eyes & read the article. Use of a foreign word Viva (typo of Visa?) - "long live" is English.
25/01/2021 17:17:49 7 0
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They no longer have to follow EU rules so they can charge us more. Great! How is this a benefit of Brexit?
25/01/2021 17:25:28 1 0
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maybe so, but now they can!
25/01/2021 17:35:36 0 0
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Their they’re. A excuse an excuse
25/01/2021 17:39:34 5 0
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No. One rule for all those inside and the big market gets the large market discount. Then there are those outside the EU and they (sorry, we) pay more. Wake up and open your eyes. This is the worst set of circumstances the UK economy could have, I am ashamed to be British.
25/01/2021 17:45:31 4 0
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Sorry to say your being taken over the cliff
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25/01/2021 15:06:18 194 41
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No point in these stories. We all said this would happen, but the loudest voices were snake oil sellers claiming we would prosper mightily and left behinds destroying their country in an act of treason. I suppose neither of those will be affected by this, one has loads of money, the other never had any to lose
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25/01/2021 15:22:48 76 166
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No, what you said was £ below 1 Euro, Millions unemployed, people dying from medicine and food shortages etc. etc.
so far we have seen none of that. Are you downgrading project fear from a Hurricane to a rain shower then?
25/01/2021 18:14:40 0 0
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So the 4.5 million EU citizens who have applied to stay in Uk will be leaving soon? , in context Wales has population of 3.2 million
25/01/2021 18:16:21 0 2
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You obviously choose not to remember Tony Blair and Nick Clegg, unbelievable hypocrisy you’ve chosen to display.
25/01/2021 20:40:50 1 0
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Yes and I note Nigel Fartrage has slithered out of sight.....
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25/01/2021 15:06:21 33 9
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Alongside Joe Bidens buy American policy Brexit is proving to be an even bigger disaster than first thought!
42
25/01/2021 15:06:49 5 0
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So how does this work with companies like Amazon? The transaction is routed through the EU, presumably for tax avoidance purposes, but the goods aren't coming from EU at point of sale.
15
25/01/2021 15:01:39 72 14
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Don't worry Cultists Rees-Mogg will have you paying in Groats soon enough
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25/01/2021 15:06:59 12 5
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Well about time too, I have been holding on to those along with the old pound notes. Thought they would come back - all for it.
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25/01/2021 14:58:44 1215 406
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You said it was all Project Fear. Very sadly for us, you were very wrong.

So there is the fish, the online purchases, musicians cannot do gigs, UK engineers cannot work on short term EU contracts - not to mention Northern Ireland.

What else did the brexiteers gloss over - or dismiss as Project fear
Oh, you are losing Scotland as well as NI.

Little England is Little englad again.

Once an empire, now a second class European nation,
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25/01/2021 15:05:14 339 95
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There you go, brexit dividend for you, fool brexiteers
Many who voted for Brexit as a protest against the current political system will be totally unaffected by this because they're not eligible for credit cards anyhow. Removed
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JS
25/01/2021 15:21:43 5 14
bbc
Quite a statement. Do you have the evidence to support your comment?
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Pip
25/01/2021 15:49:51 6 3
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I suppose 'Spoons' has its own 'Credit Card' for Brexiteers, probably blue in colour to match there lovely new passports..........?
673
25/01/2021 16:07:11 2 0
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The change in fees by Mastercard will affect debit cards as well: https://www.ft.com/content/39f553a0-00c5-48ad-a8ee-0b9fd75554b0
745
25/01/2021 16:13:38 3 0
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You're missing the point. They are all greatly affected by the rest of the economy. When retailers, industries, etc. are hit by this and all the other stuff, and their businesses decline, who do you think will suffer the most? The people you mention, who thought to themselves "this does not affect me—I don't travel to Europe, I don't have a credit card, etc."
25/01/2021 16:37:05 0 0
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Well, their decision simply made it all the more likely that situation will continue indefinitely then, didn't it?
If life is tough why not vote to make it tougher-er???
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25/01/2021 15:07:22 5 5
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Time to switch to a Visa account.
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25/01/2021 15:17:34 2 0
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Bojo - your flexible friend. He'll bend the truth and say anything to please you.
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25/01/2021 15:33:55 0 0
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Expect Visa to do the same thing!
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25/01/2021 15:00:36 406 67
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Yeah but we have our sovereignty back, all that money to the NHS and the freedom to make our own rules. Oh....
47
25/01/2021 15:07:33 73 227
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All true.
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25/01/2021 15:34:09 26 4
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indeed, but :can your elected MP decide the food standards? MEPs can! which is the only state in the world to have an inside borders (Irish sea border)? who is checking and making the rules for that border? when you will go in Gibralar, you will have you UK passport stamped, a germane will get there without any passport! UK is becoming the laughing stock of the world; Brexit is good comedy
25/01/2021 16:46:28 1 0
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We never lost it; we can't afford it; yep, our numpties can make up any stupid rules they want to now.
25/01/2021 17:19:28 0 0
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Please define ‘sovereignty’.
26/01/2021 01:15:31 0 0
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People have died for less. How ungrateful.
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25/01/2021 15:07:35 388 93
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Remember, they still claim that they understood exactly what they voted for.

"Project fear" has become the UKs new reality.

Countless jobs in the process of being lost (especially when furlough ends) and prices rapidly rising all woth the now very real risk of the UK breaking up on the very near future.

Well done Brexit voters, the nation suffers because of your insecurities
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25/01/2021 15:15:02 120 227
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change your credit card then
410
25/01/2021 15:42:16 19 7
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I don’t blame the voters. They were lied to and conned by politicians who should now be held to account.
847
25/01/2021 16:22:09 6 0
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The UK will be England & Wales by 2035.
883
25/01/2021 16:26:37 1 13
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You do realise that remaining in the EU would have lead to the end of the UK as it was diced into regional assemblies of the European superstate. There was no option to remain and secure the existence of the UK.
25/01/2021 16:41:16 2 0
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In case you missed it...Scottish Tories would boycott unofficial independence referendum!
Like, it really matters what they (both..if there are there two of them) do!
One can only assume they now imagine "that's the people of Scotland told"!
Why do people hate the Tories one wonders?
25/01/2021 16:42:55 6 0
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The break up will happen, it's no longer a question of if but when.
25/01/2021 18:07:28 0 0
bbc
Er, have you not heard of the pandemic or more likely, your echo chamber doesn’t allow truth.
25/01/2021 18:15:39 0 3
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Think! Economy is affected by COVID, not Brexit. Not noticed?
AJ
25/01/2021 18:18:21 0 1
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Well don't buy anything from abroad using a credit card, simple really.
rob
25/01/2021 18:49:49 0 2
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I didn't vote but what a load of rubbish you have spoken. Shame on you for shaming brexit voters. Yes prices may rise and a few have, but do you even realise what the European Union was taking out of the UK. Please study your economics and social understanding. The UK was used as an EU bank to which it could dip in at any time only to hunch the back of the Eurocrats.
26/01/2021 01:23:36 0 0
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Of course the rest of Europe are having a whale of a time. Glad to know we will all go down together.
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25/01/2021 15:05:03 180 17
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The root cause to all this problem with Virus, Brexit everything is lack of education and fake news on social media and news outlets that promote hate to sell their paper. I guess you all know which Newpapers are talking about all of them controlled by one person.
25/01/2021 16:50:28 38 6
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The root of the problems are politicians spreading fake news and misinformation to say whatever people want to ear to be re-elected.
Then they do not deal with the consequences whatsoever as it gets passed on to the next guy in charge !
25/01/2021 18:14:48 0 2
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The Gaurdian?
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25/01/2021 15:04:58 18 2
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Visa will no doubt follow suit and dont use a credit card is dumb advice. Ever heard of section 75.
50
25/01/2021 15:07:54 2 4
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Doesn't bother me I get paid by my provider to use it
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25/01/2021 15:00:36 406 67
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Yeah but we have our sovereignty back, all that money to the NHS and the freedom to make our own rules. Oh....
51
25/01/2021 15:08:00 14 60
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Like the ability to certify, purchase & distribute the Covid jab quickly, unlike the cumbersome EU which is now 3-4 behind?.....

Likely to save 5-10k lives by acting quicker than EU....

Truth hurts?
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25/01/2021 15:18:17 42 6
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That is a gamble. Leaving a 3 month gap before the second jab may make it easier for the virus to mutate, and nobody knows how much protection a single jab will give, or whether there will be any vaccine here for a second jab. And we could have done it all in the EU, absolutely nothing to do with Brexit. Apart from having it flown in by the military because of port Brexit delays.
267
25/01/2021 15:30:15 50 1
bbc
Which we could perfectly legally do within the EU due to protocols during a medical emergency - and in fact did, as we were still in the transition period where EU rules applied.

But why have facts ever been important when you have belief, blind-faith, unicorns and sunlit uplands.
268
25/01/2021 15:30:19 47 3
bbc
"Like the ability to certify, purchase & distribute the Covid jab quickly, unlike the cumbersome EU which is now 3-4 behind?"

An ability we already had as EU members.
272
25/01/2021 15:30:37 29 3
bbc
nothing to do with brexit.
25/01/2021 16:57:19 1 1
bbc
v EU Ave Death rate we are still behind after saving 10k lives. 100k up soon and it is nothing to do with Brexit the poor roll out in the EU is mainly due to the Anti Vac sentiment. This has been a major issue for years Constant measles outbreaks. Nothing to do with the EU but local Heath Authorities poor education of the public. Truth not a word of it in your statement.
25/01/2021 17:28:01 4 1
bbc
As we have the highest death rate in Europe I find this comment hilarious !
25/01/2021 17:30:46 1 0
bbc
Wrong again Tigger. As you well know, each EU country could choose to certify the vaccine at their own pace, under the existing EU rules. Please stop lying, it makes you look desperate.
25/01/2021 18:16:36 0 1
bbc
The highest death rate on earth! Truth hurts?
25/01/2021 18:18:57 0 1
bbc
No one in the UK has been vaccinated, the vaccine is two jabs.
26/01/2021 07:05:39 0 0
bbc
The UK certification of the Covid vaccine was done under the terms of the EU protocol. Ministers claiming that it would not have been possible inside the EU were telling deliberate lies. The UK took the gamble of accepting the manufacturer's figures at face value, and got away with it. A good outcome does not mean it was a good idea.
25
25/01/2021 15:04:14 12 21
bbc
So ditch Mastercard if you have one - this is naked greed and not at all necessary or called for - they are doing it because they can. Visa is a sound alternative. Try buying in Britain and British goods and services.
More lost business for the EU too.
52
25/01/2021 15:08:05 9 0
bbc
Jinxed it!

Visa will follow.
53
Bob
25/01/2021 15:08:11 3 2
bbc
Call my cynical but I think this is bluster from Mastercard to try and influence policy or that court case that has dragged on for years over these fees and whether or not it unduly increases consumer pricing.
54
25/01/2021 15:08:31 76 10
bbc
Yet another Brexit bonus!
Isn’t it wonderful how the Leave luvvies’ delusions have left the rest of us paying a lot more than we had to?
This is only the start. The year of reckoning for Brexit will open everyone’s eyes.
94
25/01/2021 15:14:31 13 64
bbc
utter cobblers again
107
25/01/2021 15:15:51 1 17
bbc
You might even be proud to be British - but I guess you don't think its worth an extra 1% to be our own masters. Its a time worn phrase but 'the price of everything and the value of nothing' come to mind.
55
25/01/2021 15:08:41 36 12
bbc
Cue the idiots lining up to say 'Just buy British'.
217
25/01/2021 15:25:47 20 0
bbc
Not much British is there? For what there is, fruit and veg, picked by "immigrants"!
56
25/01/2021 15:08:51 12 16
bbc
We must rejoin the eu straight away. Hopefully they will forgive the uk`s stupidity.....
57
Hal
25/01/2021 15:09:06 18 5
bbc
Oh Great, another Brexit Benefit!
90
25/01/2021 15:14:06 2 7
bbc
yes along with fish.nissan etc win win who needs mastercard
58
25/01/2021 15:09:08 28 1
bbc
Large retailers will "restructure" to a UK payments receiver while "naturally" keeping the benefits of Luxembourg tax. Smaller retailers won't have the luxury, while already struggling with red tape. I can imagine Amazon will actually benefit overall from the chaos.
166
25/01/2021 15:22:07 18 1
bbc
I heard somewhere that the SMEs were the ones statistically most likely to vote for Brexit. I guess they knew what they voted for and they got exactly what they voted for.
I feel sorry for the ones who didn't vote for it (and ONLY the ones who didn't vote for it)
Bore off with project fear. We're sick of this decisive nonsense. Removed
59
25/01/2021 15:09:11 57 5
bbc
It's called project reality pal.
197
25/01/2021 15:24:15 12 10
bbc
"Hyperinflation may be our next concern"

Inflation is 0.6%, lower than the BOE's target of 2%

This is reality
60
25/01/2021 15:09:23 11 17
bbc
as ever another hys on brexit, will they ever let it go?
69
25/01/2021 15:11:19 18 7
bbc
Translation: Brexit is a bad idea and I have no way to defend it. I wish people didn't keep reminding me.
97
25/01/2021 15:14:52 1 1
bbc
It's a big deal. It's the biggest change for international trade in a long time. It's affecting lots of people in lots of ways, many of which should have been predicted, or avoided.
Yes, there is a lot to talk about, discuss, so yes we need more discussion on it.
101
25/01/2021 15:15:07 1 1
bbc
Of course they will, just as soon as it stops being the most catastrophically stupid development ever to hit the news pages. Who knows, next year we might have a referendum on whether we should all chop our own legs off. That would drive Brexit off the front pages, so you'd be happy.
152
25/01/2021 15:20:13 1 2
bbc
No. Because it was such a stupid, self destructive idea. When brexit stops being destructive and stupid, it will be ignored. Sorry to remind you of your foolish vote
61
25/01/2021 15:09:47 1010 261
bbc
Maybe they should charge Brexiters 2.7% and remainers the original 0.3%

That way remainers won't complain and the people who voted to be poorer will get what they want, they will be poorer.
86
25/01/2021 15:13:32 236 151
bbc
intelligent comment
158
25/01/2021 15:21:12 86 25
bbc
The problem with a lot of Brexiters is that they're stupid to understand this article. The rest of them are con artists.
369
25/01/2021 15:38:58 8 26
bbc
Think you have that round the wrong way, brexiteers should pay t he higher fee, as this is their fault.
504
25/01/2021 15:52:24 68 9
bbc
I like your thinking. Why should the sensible people pay for the morons of the UK.
576
25/01/2021 15:58:44 52 11
bbc
Can they let us "remoaners" have an EU passport too so we are not tarred with the same brush as the little Englanders? I hope my Scottish parentage qualifies me for a Scottish passport when the UK breaks up.
655
25/01/2021 16:05:53 13 21
bbc
There is no such thing as a Remainer. On January 1st we left the EU, so every last one of us is a Leaver.
Like it or not!!
672
25/01/2021 16:07:04 8 5
bbc
Wonderful idea... but even Brexiteers wouldn't be quite daft enough to own up to having voted for Brexit if told they'd have to pay more than those who didn't. It was a secret ballot, after all.
846
25/01/2021 16:22:08 11 6
bbc
Maybe leavers can join the back of the vaccination queue as well? Oh no that's right, you're a bunch of hypocrites.
862
25/01/2021 16:23:39 5 9
bbc
Why? The EU suppliers are the ones being charged, good news for UK suppliers, the EU competitors are less competitive.
25/01/2021 17:12:45 4 5
bbc
I see remoaners are enjoying their echo chamber. !
25/01/2021 17:18:42 5 3
bbc
I agree. In fact I believe there should be recourse in law by the people of the country against those Brexiteers who lied and misled the gullible (many of whom it may be remembered had not voted before.)
25/01/2021 17:24:45 1 2
bbc
Childish comment.
Nobody voted to be poorer, except in the minds of those suffering from BDS.
25/01/2021 17:24:49 4 3
bbc
Interesting that your first thought it directed at brexiteers and not the unjustified greed of Mastercard. Bitter
25/01/2021 17:38:29 3 2
bbc
If they did this do you think anyone would admit to being a Brexiter ?
25/01/2021 17:46:17 0 4
bbc
Maybe they should charge Brexiters 2.7% and remainers the original 0.3%? Laughable. Brexiters have stopped purchasing EU product. Many of us have always Bought British by "choice".
Removed
62
25/01/2021 15:09:57 6 4
bbc
I have been using MasterCard for many years but will switch to another provider at the drop of a hat.
81
25/01/2021 15:13:04 1 6
bbc
so whats your problem then
143
25/01/2021 15:19:00 0 0
bbc
They will be doing the same.
20
25/01/2021 15:02:45 739 103
bbc
Absolute, greed opportunism and profiteering at its very worst.

Zero justification other than 'because we can'.

And they wonder why people look at financial institutions as a bunch of crooks.

Disgraceful.
63
25/01/2021 15:10:01 638 110
bbc
They can because they are now free of the dreadful 'interference' of the EU.

Brexit far more friendly to big business and crippling SME's.

Who would have guessed?!
144
25/01/2021 15:19:00 20 25
bbc
LOL - so ripping you off, you see that as a great benefit, out of the interfering EU?!
222
25/01/2021 15:26:19 35 7
bbc
No guessing, the Brexiteers knew what they were voting for.

They wanted this, else they would never have voted for it.....

/sarcasm (just in case)
224
25/01/2021 15:26:44 38 5
bbc
lol, I think what CyranoInTheShires meant to say was:

We wErE pRoTecTed bY tHe Evil EU, nOw wE aRe FrEe tO gEt rippEd OfF! WooHoO! FrEEDoM!
25/01/2021 16:48:19 0 1
bbc
EU SME's?
25/01/2021 16:50:13 1 1
bbc
You clearly don't know how the banking sector works.
25/01/2021 18:10:00 5 0
bbc
We are also free of those irritating employment rights imposed on people by the corrupt EU monsters.
25
25/01/2021 15:04:14 12 21
bbc
So ditch Mastercard if you have one - this is naked greed and not at all necessary or called for - they are doing it because they can. Visa is a sound alternative. Try buying in Britain and British goods and services.
More lost business for the EU too.
64
25/01/2021 15:10:09 4 2
bbc
Do you holiday abroad? If yes then you are just a hypocrite
65
25/01/2021 15:10:31 214 41
bbc
Just put the whole Brexit bill on the credit card.

Generations will be paying for this costly mistake for years to come.
849
25/01/2021 16:22:15 91 24
bbc
And now they are trapped here due to the loss of freedom of movement, so have no choice but to pay for their parent's and grandparent's historic mistake.
25/01/2021 18:14:19 0 4
bbc
Generations have already paid for being tied to the undemocratic protectionist soviet eu, and for what? Our country splintered by open door immigration, protectionist trade, no way to vote out eu appointees who dictate policy, if you don’t want freedom, democracy and general decency, say so.
66
25/01/2021 15:10:53 62 2
bbc
Opportunism requires opportunities, like this one. One of the many benefits of EU membership was the way in which it prevented exactly this kind of move.
67
25/01/2021 15:11:11 45 3
bbc
Brexiteers boasted they all knew exactly what they were voting for.
68
25/01/2021 15:11:17 10 13
bbc
This is great news, it will hurt the EU more than it will us so more power to them. The more we can buy from around the world before the EU the better for the UK, it needs dismantling and this is further on the road to that goal. We need EU member states that have been bankrupted by the Euro to all face the music that its over and abandon the Euro...
136
25/01/2021 15:18:27 2 1
bbc
It's frankly insane that you think so
216
25/01/2021 15:25:46 1 0
bbc
Why do you want to hurt the EU.

You're 'free' of it now.

Or are you afraid it will beat the crap out of us.

These charges won't hurt the EU, just consumers in the UK.
60
25/01/2021 15:09:23 11 17
bbc
as ever another hys on brexit, will they ever let it go?
69
25/01/2021 15:11:19 18 7
bbc
Translation: Brexit is a bad idea and I have no way to defend it. I wish people didn't keep reminding me.
341
25/01/2021 15:37:00 1 0
bbc
dont tell me, remainer, lefty, guardian reader, wiki user, bearde, real ale?
25/01/2021 18:25:15 0 0
bbc
This is the problem, you (generic) didn't like the result and have moaned, complained, legal challenged (unknown Gina Miller prior) to change the result of a referendum result acknowledged by Parliament therefore legally binding rather than moving on.

Can only assume you support Trumps antics in the USA or is that different as he doesn't fit your agenda?
6
25/01/2021 14:58:44 1215 406
bbc
You said it was all Project Fear. Very sadly for us, you were very wrong.

So there is the fish, the online purchases, musicians cannot do gigs, UK engineers cannot work on short term EU contracts - not to mention Northern Ireland.

What else did the brexiteers gloss over - or dismiss as Project fear
70
25/01/2021 15:11:28 59 244
bbc
*It added that "in practice" UK consumers would not notice the move.

*The increase will benefit British Banks as reported by the FT.

So this benefits British banks, makes EU merchants less competitive, consumers won't notice. De-value the Euro to solve the problem.

This literally is a Brexit dividened.
84
25/01/2021 15:13:14 114 22
bbc
Put the Brexit bill on Mastercard. This costly mistake will never be paid off.
583
25/01/2021 15:59:19 3 3
bbc
another whiff of brexit bs
71
25/01/2021 15:11:31 90 8
bbc
Bet you didn't see this on the side of a bus. Let's look at the scores on the doors.

Fishermen shafted. Hauliers shafted, NI suffering food shortages, The government advising small businesses to open up shop in the EU. Increased costs of buying from the EU. Increased Mastercard fees.
All these goodies and January isn't even over yet. Still no sign of the £250million a week for the NHS though.
79
25/01/2021 15:12:45 11 51
bbc
her we go again, another 8000 comments
132
25/01/2021 15:18:10 14 1
bbc
Wasn't the bus lie £350m per week?
25/01/2021 18:17:24 0 4
bbc
No but we avoided 160 biilion EU covid fund contributio
25/01/2021 19:11:21 3 0
bbc
350 million a week....!!
72
25/01/2021 15:11:31 3 15
bbc
here we go usual suspects hi jacking in a minute, own it, your mess, boris jibes,
oh god so predictable
remainers(new trumpers charter)
82
25/01/2021 15:13:04 8 2
bbc
Well it is YOUR mess! Never to be forgotten...
127
25/01/2021 15:17:39 2 0
bbc
Awww are you upset that you got it so terribly wrong and you are still trying to blame the people who warned you that you were getting it wrong?
180
25/01/2021 15:23:07 2 0
bbc
That's right 'arfur'.

No excuses, no displacement of blame, no more celebrating of massive subsidies to non-UK companies as compo for Brexit.

Own it!!
73
25/01/2021 15:11:35 15 5
bbc
Another Brexit bonus, yay us!!! Still waiting for my brexitcorn, and the £1bn+ big red bus payments due to the NHS. They are starting to mount up!!
12
25/01/2021 15:01:07 505 7
bbc
So MasterCard only kept their fees low as they were ordered to by law (by the eu)
So what is stopping the UK government bringing in the same law to match?

However, for a non-eu aspect, this just shows how much monopoly martket that mastercard/visa have between them, as there are no real market forces to keep the prices down (hence the legal requirement/committment mentioned)
74
25/01/2021 15:11:48 38 11
bbc
Shame the EU is no longer around to inhibit cartel practises, hey?
944
25/01/2021 16:31:37 10 9
bbc
You do realise the EU is probably the biggest entity on the planet to oblige countries to act in a cartel like manner ???
75
Ian
25/01/2021 15:12:08 58 6
bbc
You've been sold lies by the clown PM ??
76
25/01/2021 15:10:41 69 9
bbc
Don't worry lads, Brexit voters knew all about this back in 2016 and knew what they were voting for
291
25/01/2021 15:32:30 4 33
bbc
of course , no problem can afford it
Oh wait i pay my credit card off each month because i budegt
77
25/01/2021 15:12:22 7 15
bbc
then just change your credit card, get over it
98
25/01/2021 15:14:54 5 0
bbc
You can't change the fact that these charges occur due to Brexit and will have to be borne by someone.
119
25/01/2021 15:16:46 0 1
bbc
Why should I? The others will follow suit shortly.

YOU brought this on us. YOU are to blame for everything that Brexit brings from now on. YOU are the reason that Great.British.SMEs are being advised to set up a European hub to avoid some of the extra red tape Brexit has caused
146
25/01/2021 15:19:20 0 1
bbc
Do you seriously think no other company in the sector is going to follow suit?

Well?

(No answer.)
78
25/01/2021 15:12:41 18 5
bbc
another Boris Brexit Bonus for Booming Britain!
71
25/01/2021 15:11:31 90 8
bbc
Bet you didn't see this on the side of a bus. Let's look at the scores on the doors.

Fishermen shafted. Hauliers shafted, NI suffering food shortages, The government advising small businesses to open up shop in the EU. Increased costs of buying from the EU. Increased Mastercard fees.
All these goodies and January isn't even over yet. Still no sign of the £250million a week for the NHS though.
79
25/01/2021 15:12:45 11 51
bbc
her we go again, another 8000 comments
110
25/01/2021 15:15:58 15 2
bbc
Isn't freedom of speech terrible?
597
Pip
25/01/2021 16:00:40 5 0
bbc
Whose 'her' anyway.......?
80
25/01/2021 15:12:46 56 4
bbc
So, unburdened by EU regulation, Mastercard has decided to raise its fees.

As we are now masters of our own rules and able to protect our own citizens and their interests, I expect this government to impose a cap on Mastercard and other companies.

Otherwise, is this not just (another) negative that Brexit has brought?
203
25/01/2021 15:24:40 31 3
bbc
The same government that thinks closing the borders months after everyone else is a good decision?! You really are talking about this current government? The one that said an extra £350m a week for the NHS, I guess they're right for that, they had no choice! Expect the NHS to be privatised now!
25/01/2021 17:53:18 1 1
bbc
Except that the UK government has no control over what Mastercard charge EU retailers to serve UK consumers.
25/01/2021 18:00:16 1 0
bbc
UK gov can not do anything about it. The EU only limited charges with the EU boarders. The EU can not limit what Mastercard will charge a UK retailer for any goods or services they provide someone in the EU.
25/01/2021 18:22:27 0 1
bbc
UK had some of the tighted consumer protection regulation loo at 1974 sale of goods act etc so we can legislate but cards will make extra unntil law change
62
25/01/2021 15:09:57 6 4
bbc
I have been using MasterCard for many years but will switch to another provider at the drop of a hat.
81
25/01/2021 15:13:04 1 6
bbc
so whats your problem then
72
25/01/2021 15:11:31 3 15
bbc
here we go usual suspects hi jacking in a minute, own it, your mess, boris jibes,
oh god so predictable
remainers(new trumpers charter)
82
25/01/2021 15:13:04 8 2
bbc
Well it is YOUR mess! Never to be forgotten...
298
25/01/2021 15:33:19 0 2
bbc
ooh so scared, dont care what you think, its not a mess, doing ok thanks
21
25/01/2021 15:03:30 53 8
bbc
see we are prospering mightily....well someone is but not the UK middle class
83
25/01/2021 15:13:10 62 5
bbc
You were never meant to, Brexit was all about the tories paymasters keeping their tax dodging schemes from being scrutinised by the EU
556
25/01/2021 15:57:36 3 2
bbc
...and those same Tories are also prepared to see the break up of the UK . They have abandoned N.Ireland which will eventually lead to Irish unity. The Scots have been totally ignored after voting to remain in the EU and polls show a majority in favour of independence. For 'United' Kingdom read 'Untied' Kingdom.
70
25/01/2021 15:11:28 59 244
bbc
*It added that "in practice" UK consumers would not notice the move.

*The increase will benefit British Banks as reported by the FT.

So this benefits British banks, makes EU merchants less competitive, consumers won't notice. De-value the Euro to solve the problem.

This literally is a Brexit dividened.
84
25/01/2021 15:13:14 114 22
bbc
Put the Brexit bill on Mastercard. This costly mistake will never be paid off.
85
25/01/2021 15:13:31 68 10
bbc
Yet another nail in Brexit’s rotten coffin.
The clock is ticking on our Leave chums’ catastrophe.
We will rejoin the EU.
Our young people will end the Brexiteers’ lunacy.
120
25/01/2021 15:16:56 1 45
bbc
never. and how much a year will it actually cost in interest
only to those who should not be using credit cards in the first place
123
25/01/2021 15:17:11 3 5
bbc
we won't rejoin - EU would not even consider us for a minute.
61
25/01/2021 15:09:47 1010 261
bbc
Maybe they should charge Brexiters 2.7% and remainers the original 0.3%

That way remainers won't complain and the people who voted to be poorer will get what they want, they will be poorer.
86
25/01/2021 15:13:32 236 151
bbc
intelligent comment
368
25/01/2021 15:38:54 23 19
bbc
not such an intelligent comment.
633
25/01/2021 16:03:49 37 5
bbc
makes good sense to me - they can pay for the sovereignty they so dear sought
25/01/2021 16:37:42 1 1
bbc
Not!
25/01/2021 17:57:29 0 3
bbc
Not really. Just cut up your Mastercard. I'm sure if quite a few million stop using it, they'll think again. Anyhow, these issues are temporary, which is to be expected with just leaving the EU after such a long time coupled with the Covid issue.
87
25/01/2021 15:13:41 15 4
bbc
The gift that keeps on giving......
125
25/01/2021 15:17:29 2 13
bbc
i know its great isn't it, roll on brexit, go boris
25
25/01/2021 15:04:14 12 21
bbc
So ditch Mastercard if you have one - this is naked greed and not at all necessary or called for - they are doing it because they can. Visa is a sound alternative. Try buying in Britain and British goods and services.
More lost business for the EU too.
88
25/01/2021 15:13:51 4 2
bbc
Would love to buy British as you put it but let me just remind you WE DONT MAKE ANYTHING ANYMORE.For example the new QE2 named after OUR queen built in Italy why?cos we cant do that anymore.Just ask your beloved tory leader what his party did to ship building.So yes buy British IF YOU CAN but don't say anything about not getting it.

More lost business for the EU what a joke that is.
89
25/01/2021 15:13:51 43 0
bbc
Just waiting for the likes of VodaFone and EE to forget what the said about roaming charges. Shouldn't be long now.
57
Hal
25/01/2021 15:09:06 18 5
bbc
Oh Great, another Brexit Benefit!
90
25/01/2021 15:14:06 2 7
bbc
yes along with fish.nissan etc win win who needs mastercard
754
Pip
25/01/2021 16:14:17 3 0
bbc
Simplicity itself, just has to be a Brexiteer.......?
765
25/01/2021 16:15:39 4 0
bbc
Nissan is a benefit of Brexit because they've decided not to leave due to Brexit ? Doh ...
25/01/2021 17:05:39 3 0
bbc
"yes along with fish"

Shame UK fishermen don't agree! :P
91
25/01/2021 15:14:08 28 1
bbc
Ah, the good-old tariff-free agreement. Project Fear, anyone?
156
25/01/2021 15:20:25 17 0
bbc
People need to learn this lesson.

When politicians start talking about the pink elephant that is 'free trade' you need to have your guard up.
39
25/01/2021 15:02:59 314 772
bbc
Typical lefty comment ! I bet you believe every thing master card say ! Like every one else their just using brexit as a excuse ! Wake up and open your eyes !
92
25/01/2021 15:12:11 175 6
bbc
No, they're not using Brexit as an excuse, they're using it as a reason. They are freely admitting that now we've left the EU, they are allowed to increase their charges. So that's exactly what they've done.

Without Brexit, these fee increases would not have been possible.
93
25/01/2021 15:12:17 38 1
bbc
So these are the sunlit uplands. Somehow I pictured it differently...
25/01/2021 23:16:22 1 0
bbc
The Brexiteers pictures were drawn with crayons.

They did have the propensity to go over the lines......
54
25/01/2021 15:08:31 76 10
bbc
Yet another Brexit bonus!
Isn’t it wonderful how the Leave luvvies’ delusions have left the rest of us paying a lot more than we had to?
This is only the start. The year of reckoning for Brexit will open everyone’s eyes.
94
25/01/2021 15:14:31 13 64
bbc
utter cobblers again
25/01/2021 21:42:54 0 0
bbc
Such analytical gravitas......'bowled over by your argument.
5
Bob
25/01/2021 14:58:31 18 17
bbc
An opportunity for The BoE to start a low rate British only credit card and rake some credit fees into the British economy
95
25/01/2021 15:14:36 0 0
bbc
Ha, Ha, Ha!

A nationalised credit card?!

That'll go down well with the ERG 'Britannia Unchained' mob.
96
25/01/2021 15:14:52 29 2
bbc
This warm fuzzy feeling of sovereignty is getting quite expensive.
60
25/01/2021 15:09:23 11 17
bbc
as ever another hys on brexit, will they ever let it go?
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25/01/2021 15:14:52 1 1
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It's a big deal. It's the biggest change for international trade in a long time. It's affecting lots of people in lots of ways, many of which should have been predicted, or avoided.
Yes, there is a lot to talk about, discuss, so yes we need more discussion on it.
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25/01/2021 15:37:37 1 0
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its a credit card, try paying it off or changing cARDS
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25/01/2021 15:12:22 7 15
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then just change your credit card, get over it
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25/01/2021 15:14:54 5 0
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You can't change the fact that these charges occur due to Brexit and will have to be borne by someone.
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25/01/2021 15:29:39 0 0
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nothing to do with brexit just mastercard adding fictitious cost and blame brexit
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25/01/2021 15:15:01 28 3
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Hmmm now what was it I had to say here .....?
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Oh yes I remember ... WE TOLD YOU SO. WE TOLD YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN THAT THESE THINGS WOULD HAPPEN AND YOU SAID FAKE NEWS AND PROJECT FEAR AND SHUTUPREMOANER SNOWFLAKE. BUT HERE IT IS. ALL THE THINGS YOU CLAIMED WOULD NEVER HAPPEN ARE HAPPENING
Remember, they still claim that they understood exactly what they voted for.

"Project fear" has become the UKs new reality.

Countless jobs in the process of being lost (especially when furlough ends) and prices rapidly rising all woth the now very real risk of the UK breaking up on the very near future.

Well done Brexit voters, the nation suffers because of your insecurities
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25/01/2021 15:15:02 120 227
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change your credit card then
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25/01/2021 15:21:31 9 33
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Go and live in the EU then.
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25/01/2021 15:40:10 5 5
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Try it.
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Pip
25/01/2021 15:45:42 20 7
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Typical Brexiteer, where one Credit Card goes they all will follow, bit like Lemmings in that department, Oh...........?
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25/01/2021 15:49:11 11 1
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There are really only two major options though. And they tend to stick together - so it's not like there is a lot of competition.
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25/01/2021 16:01:50 18 0
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As i understand it, Mastercard is the communications network that is used to allow credit card companies to trade internationally.

The other network is Visa.

I would expect Visa too, to increase their prices. Why should Visa miss out on a 5x increase in profit ???

If that happens - and i expect it will, since profit is king, then all credit cards will be subject to the increase.
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25/01/2021 16:18:13 20 0
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I give it a fortnight before VISA follows suit.
25/01/2021 16:52:27 3 0
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It ISN'T just Credit Cards though. Several major banks use Mastercard for their debit cards.
25/01/2021 17:20:08 1 0
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They will all start doing it now.
25/01/2021 21:35:31 0 0
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Somebody tell him !