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Tories right to take credit for EU-imposed policy, says party chair

Brandon Lewis defends party’s promotion of ban on credit card surcharges after widespread mockery

The Conservatives are right to take credit for an EU policy to protect customers from credit card charges, the party’s chair has said, after widespread mockery of a party promotional tweet.

Hidden surcharges on using credit cards imposed by retailers, airlines and ticketing companies, which can be as high as 20% of the costs, will be banned after an EU–wide directive, but Brandon Lewis said it was right the Conservatives were able to promote the decision while the UK remained a member.

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