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Visa joins war on WikiLeaks

Visa has joined Mastercard in suspending payments to WikiLeaks. The outfit suggests the move is a temporary one, pending an investigation into the whistle-blowing web site.

We suspect Visa noticed the publicity Mastercard was getting for dumping WikiLeaks this morning and simply followed suit.

In a statement, the credit card outfit said: "Visa Europe has taken action to suspend Visa payment acceptance on WikiLeaks' website pending further investigation into the nature of its business and whether it contravenes Visa operating rules," a statement said.

A spokesman denied Visa had come under any governmental pressure to drop WikiLeaks, telling the AFP news wire: "This is a decision we have taken ourselves. I am not aware that we have come under any pressure from any government."

PayPal was first to dump WikiLeaks, then Mastercard, now Visa. A branch of the Swiss Post Office has frozen Wikispokesman Julian Assange's account.

Assange is currently sitting in a London cell, having been refused bail on charges related to winki leaks.

We note that today is the day Eric Cantona's army will descend on banks and withdraw all their funds in an attempt to get the self-serving swindlers to collapse. We wish him luck as we nip down the cash point for our three bob.