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BORIS JOHNSON YESTERDAY - BORIS JOHNSON JULY 11 The sums they demand seem extortionate and I think 'to go whistle' is an appropriate expression The sums that I've seen seemed to be very high and, of course, we will meet our obligations
Five alleged associates of the Genovese La Cosa Nostra (LCN) crime family were charged today with extortion by threat of physical violence, making extortionate extensions of credit and collection on an extension of credit by extortionate means.
ECHO readers have shared shocking stories of how they were left with extortionate energy bills from pre-pay meters.
MrGrumpy Compare this against the amount of revenue lost by local businesses who have had their customers forced away by extortionate parking fees.
But after she agreed he charged her the extortionate sum Det Insp Dave Swinburne, of Northumbria Police, is now urging residents to be on their guard.
There's also a choice of three specifications - Visia, Acenta and Tekna - but whichever you go for, and whether you buy the panel van or the As a Dalek might say, prices aren't extortionate, extortionate.
NIGHTMARE FOR THE AGED: Getting around Makkah is a nightmare for the elderly, who have to walk long distances within the Grand Mosque thanks to the ongoing construction work and are conned into paying extortionate sums of money to get their hands on a wheelchair.
Consumer associations are totally ineffective and incapable of taking on the interest groups that benefit from the extortionate drug prices.
So how can privatised energy giants warn us of blackouts this winter when we are constantly being told that the extortionate price we pay for our gas electricity is to pay for infrastructure?
It puts the business in a stronger position, to be fair - the lease in there was fairly extortionate.
They are preying on vulnerable pilgrims including sick, elderly and the disabled cheating and charging them at extortionate and unjustified prices for the Hajj & Umrah packages and the profits made by these service providers are absolutely outrageous.
Yet there are still homeless families and so it is inevitable to ask the question whether the reason for this is that prices of homes are still very high, crediting conditions are still too hard to meet as interests are extortionate.