Democracy? What democracy?
Recently I received 3 identical letters-so much for reducing wasteful paper-informing me that my recent cash withdrawals at our local Post Office had been 'noted'; the letters went on to recommend that I switch to Applepay and/or Googlepay for convenience in the future.
This thoroughly patronising intrusion infuriated me and I complained , emphasising that I had every intention of using our Post Office for cash withdrawals, that furthermore the last remaining bank would soon close for good, leaving us with 2 free ATMs and the Post Office.
Local small businesses, already struggling with the fallout from the disastrous lockdowns, price rises and loss of many customers, prefer cash transactions and so do many customers, especially the elderly and those now reduced to virtual subsistence as the recession takes hold.
The reply from the bank's agent was that I should just ignore the letters, which were intended solely to educate customers.
Now we know that Paypal is flexing its digital muscles and joining the rest of the self appointed arbiters of our every transaction.
Never liked Paypal from inception, partly because of nefarious early dealings but mainly because it held onto your cash longer than necessary. And their exchange rates are dire. Stick to the credit card.
Together is now asking all supporters to email paypal with complaints
UK Medical Freedom Alliance were similarly demonetised at the beginning of September along with my personal and unconnected PayPal account (I am the Executive Director). This is a deliberate, targeted and serious attack, by a non-UK corporation, on free speech and lawful campaigning in the UK.
I would love to find a truly neutral internet payment service! Just process payments ffs. Let governments and activists do their own police and bully work.
Ah well. Toby Young loves to ascribe the events of the past 2.5 years down to ‘cock-up and incompetence’, so I’m sure he can apply the same reasoning to his latest situation.
We need to start addressing ourselves as being a republic again. Republic for which it stands!