"We have respect for Apple and Apple Pay," he said. "There is no harm in competition. It should happen. Consumers need to have choice, and we will put choice in consumer's hands. No one has a monopoly on virtue and consumer experience."
He clearly misses the irony of talking about how good competition and choice is in response to a quesrtion about member organisations removing that consumer choice (blocking Apple Pay) in favour of a system that puts issues firmly in their court whilst also holding and tracking far too much information about them. Arsehole.