Cash machines really do screw the poor

Most sensible people already realised as much, but today’s Evening Times has a nice bit of proof showing the way cash machine charges screw the people who can least afford to be screwed. In the Hyndland Road bit of Glasgow’s West End, an area that’s home to people in the range between “doing quite nicely, thanks” and “we wipe our backsides with £50 notes”, 9 out of 10 cash machines are fee-free. In Shettleston Road, Britain’s poorest parliamentary constituency, 6 out of 10 cash machines charge.