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 14:57:02 421 137
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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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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
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Quite a statement. Do you have the evidence to support your comment?
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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..........?
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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
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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???
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-55771156

he can't have been that violent, if after 13 years, he hadn't been caught for any other offences. could he?
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25/01/2021 15:32:36 1 0
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No - it was because now we have Brexit we are better at finding fugitives hiding in plain sight in Nottingham. Typical BBC not opening up this Brexit good news story for comments.
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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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Who are these nasty supporters of the EU?
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25/01/2021 15:28:48 1 11
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thank god
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25/01/2021 15:53:37 2 1
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Definitely. And we'll soon be seeing an extra £350M per week for the NHS! Happy days!
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brexschiteers denying the truth just like the trumpers/qnons - starting to get it yet, smart lads? Removed
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25/01/2021 16:18:41 0 1
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How is that 2nd home in spain looking now. go live in it...wont miss you
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25/01/2021 16:10:53 23 1
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Like a Monty Python sketch, we’re rapidly learning what the EU ever did for us...

Now that it’s become apparent, can we have a rejoin ref please? Ideally before Scotland head off.

Anyway... give it 15 years of demographics doing its thing & the current band of Brextremists in govt retiring to their overseas pads, & we’ll be rejoining. Just a shame the humiliation heaped upon ourselves meantime.
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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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DRIVEL
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25/01/2021 16:38:09 6 1
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Can we have a WEEKLY breakdown of which parts of the NHS are receiving the extra £350,000,000, please?
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watch the EU disintegrate as they fight like cats in a sack on vaccines and vaccine approval; it's already started actually.
and the charming, and unelected, Ms Von Der Leyen's recent "virus-what virus" trip to Portugal.

wait till the covid recession hits Europe and Frau Merkel's successor, aided and abetted by Monsieur Macron, impose - yet again - callous and brutal austerity on southern Europe.
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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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Team GB still vaccinating it's citizens at a rate 5 times higher than the EU.

Go team GB !!
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joe
25/01/2021 17:05:24 1 1
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With death rates so much higher due to incompetence they need to.
25/01/2021 17:12:03 0 0
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Typical vaccine nationalist comment.

Which bit of "we're all in this together" do you not understand ? Remember that Oxford vaccine was developed by people of 57 nationalities.
25/01/2021 17:26:22 0 0
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Typical nationalist comment.

Which bit of "we're all in this together" do you not understand ?
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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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I reckon the rise is to cover insurance costs for their EU business, for if it isn't the French rioting, it's the Germans rioting if neither of them it's the Italians, and if none of them it's the Dutch.

https://www.euronews.com/2021/01/25/coronavirus-dutch-police-clash-with-anti-curfew-protesters-arrest-over-150
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Ha ha, you're a funny guy!
25/01/2021 17:19:00 0 0
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Pillock!
25/01/2021 17:19:12 0 0
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That is the same Covidiots we have in this country, nothing to do with insurance.
25/01/2021 17:19:56 0 0
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Nasty Trolls troll.
25/01/2021 17:20:21 0 0
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yeah but you probably reckon brexit is a good idea and trump was cheated, blaming everyone except the people that lied to you
25/01/2021 17:30:01 18 4
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Another magnificent victory for Brexit Britain! I bet the fools, racists and xenophobes who voted for this abject nonsense in 2016 are utterly delighted with the result. You didn't even get the fish, you mugs.
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Farage will come back and sort out all this mess, especially as he has been surgically removed from racist boss Trump recently. Removed
25/01/2021 17:51:15 0 0
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How far up his backside did they have to go?
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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.
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25/01/2021 18:07:31 0 7
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WE are out.........
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25/01/2021 18:29:18 1 2
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Why use a credit provider though that's intentionally ripping it's customers now 'because it can'. It's immoral.
Of course we could have chosen not to vote for a stupid racist policy which was going to make anyone without a Cayman Islands bank account worse off.

You voted for this pile of dog mess, own it.
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25/01/2021 19:29:46 0 0
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Actually I didn't vote for it & it's not great having juvenile bigots like you jump in with both feet immediately coming to conclusions.

But it's funny watching frothers like you dribbling like babies about matters that don't have a material effect on your life. If you could see yourself in the mirror, you'd walk away.
25/01/2021 18:29:37 2 1
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And when Visa do the same?
cut that in half as well.

grow a pair and stand up to these scum.
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25/01/2021 18:35:30 4 13
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Trivial for UK consumers

Most times you use a credit card are unaffected by this and for those that are I doubt you'll notice

Another scaremongering article
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Lol. Dimwit Brexiters complaining. You won, and this is what you won. Removed
It’s ok we will rejoin in 2026 and have the Euro as currency and garlic chips with snails, watch Fred scuttle Johnson refused entry into Europe because his passport image matches his arse Removed
So my company has lost 35% business because we can no longer trade the way we did before with the EU. I have prioritised laying off those who voted leave. Removed
25/01/2021 19:28:03 2 1
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What interrogation technique are you using?
Jon
25/01/2021 19:31:48 1 1
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We brexiteers don’t like globalization....it’s driven our wages so low it has to be topped up by the tax payer.....
25/01/2021 19:34:11 1 2
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Persecutes people based on political beliefs... Remoaner. Yep.
25/01/2021 19:37:28 0 1
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I thought our voting system did not record the name of the voter on the ballot paper.
Bob
25/01/2021 19:21:53 2 12
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Extreme Remoaner Alert who is totally deluded!!
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Bob
25/01/2021 19:28:19 1 5
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Ahh bless, the poor little reminger has been challenged and doesn't like it!!
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25/01/2021 19:25:16 0 4
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Translation - I want to sell out my country because building it up and making a future for our people is too hard.
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25/01/2021 19:28:04 0 1
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STILL no answer for why the UK doesn't produce more.
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Should remaintards be forced onto the EU vaccination programme for lying about food and medicine shortages and deliberately misleading the public with Project Fear? ?? Removed
25/01/2021 20:03:48 3 3
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From the Trump / Proud Boys school of alternative facts and "fake news"
25/01/2021 20:05:23 2 1
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A disability jibe.
Goodbye.
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25/01/2021 20:14:04 2 0
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What exactly are you talking about?
Reality: UK booms as more consumers buy British improving the UKs balance of payments and thus increasing sovereign wealth.
Remaintards: MasterCard proposes an increase in fees which means total economic collapse
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UK booms?

Unless you mean in the TNT sort of way, you’re way off the mark
25/01/2021 20:12:23 3 1
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Will have to go a long way to make up for £6billon in lost EU financial trade
25/01/2021 20:16:12 2 1
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Jon - economic / analytical expert, whose musings mean that he is sure to be head-hunted by the govt, BoE and large number of City finance businesses
25/01/2021 20:44:29 0 0
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Dream on, foolish one.
25/01/2021 20:04:07 2 0
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Industries such as what.
We are too expensive.
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25/01/2021 20:12:21 2 0
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Have you ever worked in manufacturing.?
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25/01/2021 20:18:47 0 2
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hur dur, people who don't agree with my mainstream opinions must be ill educated fools! derp derp.
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25/01/2021 20:20:07 0 2
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It’s chaos in our household.....we’re got plenty of food and we’ve all been vaccinated BUT MasterCard may put a penny on its charges.....
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25/01/2021 20:22:17 0 1
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Brexit Chaos.......MasterCard may put a penny on its charges!
........as my father said about the desperate....”A man falling from a cliff will grab onto a blade of grass “
Any Remaintards read the new agricultural bill? Now I know we haven’t had the medicine and food shortages you had hoped for but can name a single benefit of the EUs Common Agricultural Policy?...just one ?? Removed
25/01/2021 20:19:13 1 0
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Ask the farmers
Income support (and thus financial stability) and rural development.

There’s two.
25/01/2021 20:23:52 2 0
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I never heard a British farmer complain about it.
BTW.
Drop the disability jibe.
25/01/2021 20:24:06 3 0
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Fisheries quota protected fish stocks
25/01/2021 20:29:57 1 0
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Level playing field with other European farmers. From a few years hence, our farmers will be competing with rest of world with no help at all , so will go bust when they are undercut by produce from States and elsewhere. It's a case of be careful what you wish for, pea-brain! But I wouldn't expect you to understand that . ??
25/01/2021 20:39:42 2 2
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The left haven't had one good answer for me this whole time but they'll be back here tomorrow peddling the same talking points and feigning no memory of this.

Where have I read a description of this sort of public debate?

I'll let the educated reader ponder on it.
25/01/2021 20:37:05 4 8
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yet more lies first WMD then brexit then children cant get covid all proved to be lies. just like this story as the clear cheerleaders for pro-eu anti-uk all they can do is look at one side of a story and lie, hows about looking from the other side for once rather than just being anti uk pro eu traitors added costs to eu prices will increase likelihood of buyers choosing uk rather than eu goods
25/01/2021 21:07:00 3 5
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A HYS on the extent of credit card, and other forms of, fraud would be far more productive and illuminating than churning over yet another Brexit non story. It certainly puts mastercard’s greed in true perspective!
25/01/2021 20:37:05 4 8
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yet more lies first WMD then brexit then children cant get covid all proved to be lies. just like this story as the clear cheerleaders for pro-eu anti-uk all they can do is look at one side of a story and lie, hows about looking from the other side for once rather than just being anti uk pro eu traitors added costs to eu prices will increase likelihood of buyers choosing uk rather than eu goods
25/01/2021 21:15:46 2 11
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Don’t buy from the EU.....simples!
Yeah! More choice! Freedumb! Removed
25/01/2021 21:24:03 4 10
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So pay with a Visa Card instead, problem solved...
A Snowy day of the Michael Gove kind, Obviously. Removed
25/01/2021 21:36:20 3 7
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Yet again another greedy company looking to increase shareholder wealth with unethical practices. Well let’s vote with our feet. Who uses MasterCard anyway? They are choosing to raise fees out of spite and greed. Just use visa... visa is an Aston Martin compared to MasterCard the rusty robin reliant. This just a publicity stunt from a declining business and they know it
Another one who doesn't seem to realised yet that Visa will just follow suit.

Some people are so dumb....
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Can’t debate!
25/01/2021 21:36:10 6 14
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Brexit is clearly working, hence all the squealing from the anti-Brexis
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25/01/2021 21:40:28 0 7
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Sorry
" squeaking " from the anti- Brexis
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25/01/2021 21:18:08 1 5
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I prefer GHIC and the story about the EU diplomats throwing their toys out of the pram
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scots irish and welsh to leave uk?
boris the man who broke us up
got his fave job though
worst in world at it though
inger-land
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Can there be a HYS on the EU’s farcical vaccine response ...?
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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.
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
Morning BREXIT supporters

BTW the government has urinated on your back but you just keep telling everyone it's only rain and it will be just fine.
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26/01/2021 08:00:19 1 8
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Not bitter at all, then
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26/01/2021 08:34:37 2 10
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EU imports are so yesterday.
UK to UK purchases are on the up
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Anything that encourages UK to UK purchases is a Brexit bonus
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" Waaah stop capitalism "
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EU is a con. though
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Shame the opposition rejected the working classes then
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It seems EU lovers want UK to roll over and accept EU's spite
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26/01/2021 08:07:37 1 7
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This is an upside
for those advocating fewer EU imports and increased UK to UK purchases
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26/01/2021 08:34:37 2 10
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EU imports are so yesterday.
UK to UK purchases are on the up
Proof?
I think you fruitcakes really need to get over yourselves
Telling us what to buy, telling us where to buy it, telling us it's good for us, now telling us which credit card to use when the likelihood is Visa will 'pricematch' MC anyway
I think we should insist you eat herring everyday and stand in a queue waiting for your new, reduced, welfare payments. You need to feel the love
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We need to feel the love from intolerant name callers?
26/01/2021 00:19:49 3 9
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15 years is a longtime to wait!!!
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26/01/2021 00:18:51 3 11
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Nothing good or intelligent to say then!!! ??
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26/01/2021 08:46:43 2 7
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Of course there were going to be glitches. EU is hacked off with us and will/is making life difficult. Big business will try to exploit it. Its just a matter of ironing out issues as they arise. It will take time.
Government needs to legislate to get Mastercard back into line. Brexit is not going to be easy but we can get there.
26/01/2021 08:59:32 3 3
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So you agree then? Mastercard is exploiting Brexit. I guess that makes you look unhinged.
26/01/2021 08:52:05 5 1
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Consumers have the power to dictate retail. So far they have been happy to preside over the slow death of traditional retail and the high street by sofa shopping. Its particularly prevalent amongst the young (hence the success of Boohoo). On--line shopping hands power to the credit card companies. What sort of retail do consumers want? Stop sleepwalking into this mess.
26/01/2021 09:01:16 1 3
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Are you able to introduce a relevant point without resorting to insults?
26/01/2021 09:11:27 2 10
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"Just Buy British"
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I am having my say, as I am invited to do
You are not obliged to agree with me
I am able to do this without resorting to insulting you.
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Own up, is there anyone still supporting brexit???
Shades
Now on her 67th moniker
Must be a slow day on the markets, no dividends due
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Own up, is there anyone still supporting brexit???
50 shades of spinach, allegedly Removed
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Own up, is there anyone still supporting brexit???
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26/01/2021 09:49:46 4 4
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EU should now close the tap with Pfitzer-BioNtech vaccine for Brexitland and steam full ahead with vaccination programe of continental countries. I'm just waiting for French to start fiddling with border controls again. ??
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It’s only half a dose anyway, little better than a placebo for many.