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Old Sep 18th 2011, 12:25 am
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Originally Posted by slapphead_otool
When people can burn poppies and no one dare even talk about it due to their religion you have extremist PC.

I havent seen THAT happen here, and I can confidently predict what would happen if it did.
I despair when I think about the path that our country was led along and the results that it now seems to be stuck with.
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I despair when I think about the path that our country was led along and the results that it now seems to be stuck with.
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And the worst of it is that as it occurred gradually many people in the UK don't even realise the extent of the problem.
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By 'our country' are you referring to Australia or England ? I honestly see no difference, I have both eyes wide open and I see minority groups seemingly dictating to the majority. I'm sorry if you feel it is different here you need to look around.

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I despair when I think about the path that our country was led along and the results that it now seems to be stuck with.
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I actually do agree to a point, exactly as we are seeing here as well which is equally worrying.

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And the worst of it is that as it occurred gradually many people in the UK don't even realise the extent of the problem.
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Originally Posted by chris955
I actually do agree to a point, exactly as we are seeing here as well which is equally worrying.
Except Australia has gone the other way. Twenty five years ago Liberals and Labor would not be trying to outdo themselves in ways to dump boat people overseas. I doubt that would ever happen in the UK?

Australia has hardened up considerably in the 25 years that I have lived there. Sydney has Asian Crime and Middle Eastern Crime police teams. I seriously doubt the Met has things like that. Maybe i am wrong?
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I guess we all see what makes us feel better.
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Originally Posted by chris955
A quick google shows a lot of talk about it being planned in 2004. No mention of it actually being formed, and no record of it in the directorate.

Did it actually get formed, or was it too politically sensitive (as alluded to in the BBC report)?
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Originally Posted by chris955
I guess we all see what makes us feel better.
Human nature.
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I agree, someone living in Australia and calling Australia home will often naturally
want to dismiss anything in their old 'home' and celebrate the exact same thing here. It is odd but as you say human nature.
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Originally Posted by slapphead_otool
A quick google shows a lot of talk about it being planned in 2004. No mention of it actually being formed, and no record of it in the directorate.

Did it actually get formed, or was it too politically sensitive (as alluded to in the BBC report)?
Operation Trident is sort of in the area.
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This idea that they can't or wont set up squads targeting certain nationalities in the UK is bizarre to say the least.
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Originally Posted by chris955
This idea that they can't or wont set up squads targeting certain nationalities in the UK is bizarre to say the least.
often in the UK they *do* the right thing they just don't gob off about it so we'd never really know

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Originally Posted by slapphead_otool
+1

And the worst of it is that as it occurred gradually many people in the UK don't even realise the extent of the problem.
Yes and the politicians lied and cheated to carry out their dastardly deeds.

Originally Posted by chris955
By 'our country' are you referring to Australia or England ? I honestly see no difference, I have both eyes wide open and I see minority groups seemingly dictating to the majority. I'm sorry if you feel it is different here you need to look around.
I mean Britain but yes I agree with you that the same path seems to have been chosen here where it's just not yet at the "advanced" stages.
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Originally Posted by chris955
I agree, someone living in Australia and calling Australia home will often naturally
want to dismiss anything in their old 'home' and celebrate the exact same thing here. It is odd but as you say human nature.
I dont really call anywhere home. I have lived on and off in Australia for 25 years, but it certainly isn't my home. I guess I am nomadic. My home is where the work is.

My wife is Japanese, I lived in the UK, France and the Middle East before arriving here, and since then i have worked all over Asia and now I am working across the Pacific.

I think this "homelessness" and experience of living elsewhere allows me to look at things objectively. Or maybe not.
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