The LibDems safeguarding your money

It’s the European Parliamentary election on Thursday so we’ve been getting the usual steady stream of political party leaflets through the door.

Liberal Democrats flyer showing man putting card into cashmachine.

I was just about to throw into the recycling this one from the Scottish Liberal Democrats when the photo of Sir Menzies Campbell MP and Iain Smith MSP standing at a Royal Bank of Scotland Cashline (ATM) machine caught my eye.

Here it is enlarged:

Sir Menzies Campbell with man not using cashline machine properly.

Can you spot what the problem is with this photograph?

It would appear from this photograph that our local Member of the Scottish Parliament doesn’t know how to use a Cashline machine. He’s trying to poke his bank card into the slot that the money comes out of!

Look! According to this illustration from the RBS website there’s even a diagram on the machine to show you where to put your card, along with the written instruction “Insert here”:

ATM
(Source: RBS MoneySense for Schools)

I’m presuming that the Liberal Democrats’ policy for introducing international action to safeguard your money doesn’t simply rest on their inability to use the machines that would help them get the money out of the bank again!

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Gareth J M Saunders

Hi, I'm Gareth J M Saunders, 43 years old, 6' 4", married to Jane, father to twins Reuben and Joshua, and their younger brother Isaac. I'm a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church and worship at All Saints' Church, St Andrews. I am employed as the web architect at the University of St Andrews.

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