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HomeCulture WarWill your bank account be closed because of your opinions?

Will your bank account be closed because of your opinions?

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THE recent news of account closures by persons unknown working under the cover of banks and building societies is indeed alarming.

That clergyman who was unceremoniously dumped by the Yorkshire Building Society has brought home the wickedness of today’s mentality when to make a comment that differs from a corporate one requires you to be cancelled. His complaint about Pride flags in every branch was all that was required to secure his cancellation, although he was never advised of that decision and had to discover his plight when using his debt card in a shop. How nice!

Nigel Farage has found after more than 40 years with the same bank he is now also cancelled and despite asking questions about the decision he is not to be told. (Data protection and client confidentiality are always used to duck the issue.)

Barclays Bank has been forced to pay more than £20,000 compensation to a Christian ministry after bowing to the demands of LGBT activists by closing accounts. 

How long will it be before other organisations pursue the same regressive narrative and perform their hatred and vile anti-democratic acts on other unsuspecting customers? Are your gas, electricity, water and broadband accounts safe or will it be necessary to leave the country or assume a false identity to remain living here?

To deny an essential service because of an expressed view is to deny free speech. To be free means to be without hindrance or persecution, and what we are seeing is persecution on a potentially wide front as more people are coming forward to relay their similar experiences.

As the threat of social credit schemes looms, surely banks and all public utilities have a duty to provide the services on which daily life and trade depends for without that basic right we will have descended into total fascism.

With the likely advent of Central Bank Digital Currencies all transactions will be there for any organisation and government to see, to approve and to cancel at the whim of any jobsworth and the last vestiges of privacy will have evaporated.

What could come next? Perhaps your vote for some other cause by way of a petition, a political party or educational preference will be your undoing.  If ever there was a need for a third force in British politics, it’s now, as we slowly sink under a government and parliament that seems oblivious or ignorant to what is happening.

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Geoffrey Bastin
Geoffrey Bastin
Geoffrey Bastin lives in retirement in East Sussex with his long-suffering wife, having been unable to change the world although still hoping to influence it in some small way before it's too late.

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