Several versions of this story have mentioned the interchange fee on cross-border transactions - which would not apply if Amazon did all its UK financial transactions within the UK instead of processing credit card transactions in Luxembourg, possibly for tax purposes but that's just a guess. That's why you can still use Visa bank debit cards with them, those transactions don't cross borders.
If I was a snarky cynic I might also point to Amazon's own-branded Mastercard credit card offering as a contributing factor, then reminisce about the pre-credit card days when you either bought goods with cash or cheque, and if you didn't have the readies available you had to accept whatever financing deal the seller was willing to give you.
Yup, it's potentially back to the 1950s with Amazon - exactly the decade where Nigel Farage and his hard line UKIPpers (now the Reform Party) would like us to still live.
Bozo has sort of resigned, but will stay in place until a new party leader is elected in the autumn - by which time Carrie will have told him where she wants to live (and which party donor is going to divvy up for the redecorating). Allegedly. I can't remember if not being PM means he can try and get his £600K a year job writing a weekly column for the Torygraph back or whether he has to be kicked out as an MP before that can happen. If he can't survive on the PM salary he certainly won't be able to scrape by on an ordinary MP's pittance.
A quote on brexit from Rafael Behr in today's Guardian:
A crusade whipped up by nationalist zealots to a holy land that doesn’t exist to fight an enemy that was actually our friend, defeating no one but ourselves.
Looking back at this thread, it's just such a shame. We had some really bright, insightful, smart members who got sucked into the rabbit hole, guys who let personal biases and hangups with Europe and really anything about a globalized UK allow them to be manipulated by the ERG, the spider at the center of the web that has engulfed British life since 2016. Depending on how you view it, the roots go back to Major, even Thatcher's time. All of this to create their 'Britannia Unchained' libertarian free market utopia, which promptly came crashing down with Liz Truss' regime and its awful budget. One of its original creators... and ironically the woman who finally destroyed it when it became reality. Too bad it took six years and so much ridiculous nonsense and waste, so much utterly pointless fighting and bickering across political lines over something that wore the guise of a grand ideological cause while being nothing but a giant financial scam, to do it.
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