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Brussels Dictators telling Brits how to run their businesses

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rojash | 09:27 Sat 18th Aug 2012 | News
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Er, I think rojash also welcomes these changes, as will all consumers.

Another way of asking the question is:
Why is it that the EU, that only meddle with our lives, are actually doing better work at protecting us consumers, than the people we have elected to represent us?
10:53 Sat 18th Aug 2012
What's new?

It is not only 'our' businesses that they run.

I enclosed OUR in Apostrophes since they are mostly not ours, but belong to foreign companies.
Are the changes to consumers' rights not to be welcomed?
I think most people would welcome them.
Agree with that, ummmm.
Is a public Consultation period a bit of breathing space so these companies can figure out workarounds to continue doing what they do?
Most likely, Gromit.
another law here another law there etc etc and on it goes until..........eussr
Improvements here, improvements there...
Er, I think rojash also welcomes these changes, as will all consumers.

Another way of asking the question is:
Why is it that the EU, that only meddle with our lives, are actually doing better work at protecting us consumers, than the people we have elected to represent us?
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Bravo, Gromit.
Why do I think AOG didn't read the link or spot the irony?

The EU has a history of supporting consumer rights against big businesses trying to fleece them

This is the reason Desmond and Murdoch's "news" empires are forever pumping out anti-EU propaganda.

They don't like the restrictions that the EU puts on their businesses to protect Joe Public
Only the most fervent europhobe could find something to dislike about these proposals to boost consumer rights.
lol, what a waste of time. Credit card companies charge other companies for processing payment.
If it costs the airlines then they have to cover that in the prices you pay for a ticket. So now everyone has to pay a share even if they use cash, wonderful.
What about small businesses that really get hurt by a 5% fee? Yet again the big corporate lobbyists get the EU to help drive out competition.
Just like Westminster and Washington, Brussels is awash with big business cash.
"Only the most fervent europhobe could find something to dislike about these proposals to boost consumer rights. "

looks like BillyBB has found something to "dislike" , does that make him a fervent europhobe ?!
yep
Thats a bit of a flippant answer of mine, actually. To qualify it: If Billy is objecting to the measures purely because of hostility toward the EU, then yes. If they are objecting for some other reason, then obviously no. I could not fathom Billys objection though - tl;dr.
BillyBB, airlines won't be stopped from imposing credit card surcharges - they'll just have to tell you at the start instead of at the end, so you know all along what the cost will be. Sounds good to me. The vile Eurosuperstate has its uses.

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