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Old Oct 13th 2019, 11:31 pm
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In relation to the British media, you keep saying “the press” when you seem to be talking about “the red-tops.” I think the Duchess of Sussex is getting better treatment in the broadsheets, BBC etc than in (say) the Daily Express or the Daily Mail.
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Old Oct 14th 2019, 12:08 am
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IMHO ............. Meghan Markle did not thoroughly check out the UK and differences between her experiences and way of living between the US, Canada and the UK. She's made errors by doing that.

But you do seem to be doing the checking that is required.

I'm from Lancashire, but we left the UK 10 days after we married in 1967, we've been in Canada since 1968. We made the moves without really researching where we were going to, but as OH had a job in each place, we knew we could live for at least 1 year and make decisions based on time spent as to whether we would want to stay. We were young enough to move on if necessary.

We found "our place" in Canada, nave occasionally looked at moving both within Canada and to other countries (mainly Australia or NZ), but never back to the UK. We tended to visit back there every 5-7 years, and have not been back since 2008.

Of course, it was still very rare to find centrally heated houses, business, theatres etc when we still lived there!

I do agree though that it was the damp that was worse than anything
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Old Oct 14th 2019, 12:33 am
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I’m a socialist, but I’m also an enthusiastic monarchist. I like the Duchess of Sussex and she’s done a brilliant job so far, in my opinion. I agree with you, she probably had a few unexpected lessons in how to negotiate her in-laws and British weirdness, but realistically, that’s the only way to do it - learn on the job! She just needs a few loyal people who will stick with her through thick & thin, she’ll be fine.

I love BC, spent quite some time there back in - 1972? 1973? Was mostly in Victoria and Sydney, staying with a couple of different friends.
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Old Oct 14th 2019, 1:19 am
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In relation to the British media, you keep saying “the press” when you seem to be talking about “the red-tops.” I think the Duchess of Sussex is getting better treatment in the broadsheets, BBC etc than in (say) the Daily Express or the Daily Mail.
I agree with you. Certain outlets make it their purpose in business to travel in scandal and the more drama they can create including lies, the better the company profits. And they could care less if a few innocent lives are damaged along the way. And it happens in most western nations. I think if someone were to sue some of these media LLC's, and to the point of bankruptcy maybe that threat would change a few business models.
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Old Oct 16th 2019, 6:24 am
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The level of pessimism by the press in my two months in the UK felt breath taking. And especially by the opinion driven type news outlets. So much of it was designed to change or control the viewers mind. I can certainly understand how many Brits could come to believe the sky is falling in their country if every day the running theme being fed to them and everyone else is so negative. And the general opinion is being repeated to a neighbor and co-worker. That is a lot to ignore. Poor Meghan Markle probably didn't understand any of this before she moved to the UK. And now the British press have put a Bull's eye on her back and everything she does. That is scary. That type of negative scrutiny by the press is powerful enough to convince the general public to get onboard with a manufactured campaign to like or dislike a individual. But I think a great many people in the public don't realize their mind is being made up for them, or at the very least influence by the press.
Methinks you are underestimating the British public.
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Old Oct 16th 2019, 11:25 am
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Methinks you are underestimating the British public.
​​​​​​Indeed.
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Old Oct 16th 2019, 11:36 am
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Methinks you are underestimating the British public.
I agree. I can only speak for 'my' part of the Wirral, and Liverpool, but the latest Brexit 'story' didn't really feature in the thinking of people I talked to at all. People voted and, while obviously interested in the final outcome, are happy in the interim to just get on with their lives. I'd guess that the majority of people in the UK are the same.
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Old Oct 16th 2019, 11:59 am
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I agree. I can only speak for 'my' part of the Wirral, and Liverpool, but the latest Brexit 'story' didn't really feature in the thinking of people I talked to at all. People voted and, while obviously interested in the final outcome, are happy in the interim to just get on with their lives. I'd guess that the majority of people in the UK are the same.
Without exception, all my English family and friends are unconcerned about life after that B thing and are pretty bored and done with the whole thing and have been since about six months after the vote. They also ignore the likes of the tabloid press because they know it's not real life in any way, shape or form.
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Old Oct 16th 2019, 12:04 pm
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Without exception, all my English family and friends are unconcerned about life after that B thing and are pretty bored and done with the whole thing and have been since about six months after the vote. They also ignore the likes of the tabloid press because they know it's not real life in any way, shape or form.
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Old Oct 16th 2019, 1:21 pm
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Methinks you are underestimating the British public.
Jersey, I would like to think so also. Maybe people in general are wiser and smarter than we credit them.
But then I look at Brexit and Donald Trump and then I can't help but see how a great many people can be easily influenced to make the wrong decisions. And it's not that people can't be smarter and better decision makers but many in the general public are up against powerful forces that make it their purpose in life to feed false information to the public in hopes of confusing them. There are millions of people in the UK and America that believe Trump is a honorable patriot. That perception should tell us all we need to know. I've heard Brits say we need a Donald Trump. Scary.
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Old Oct 18th 2019, 9:21 am
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Jersey, I would like to think so also. Maybe people in general are wiser and smarter than we credit them.
But then I look at Brexit and Donald Trump and then I can't help but see how a great many people can be easily influenced to make the wrong decisions. And it's not that people can't be smarter and better decision makers but many in the general public are up against powerful forces that make it their purpose in life to feed false information to the public in hopes of confusing them. There are millions of people in the UK and America that believe Trump is a honorable patriot. That perception should tell us all we need to know. I've heard Brits say we need a Donald Trump. Scary.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking Brits are like Americans. We are not. You are thinking like an American, and are trying to tell us how Brits think. Brits will not appreciate that.
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Old Oct 18th 2019, 2:00 pm
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Don’t make the mistake of thinking Brits are like Americans. We are not. You are thinking like an American, and are trying to tell us how Brits think. Brits will not appreciate that.
I couldn’t agree more. We spent 29 years working and living in various places in Texas and Louisiana and had a great time, making loads of friends. However, the personality and psyche of Brits are totally different.
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Old Oct 19th 2019, 7:24 pm
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Don’t make the mistake of thinking Brits are like Americans. We are not. You are thinking like an American, and are trying to tell us how Brits think. Brits will not appreciate that.
Americans and Brits come from two totally different cultures and countries. You now live in Canada and I'm sure you wouldn't believe all north Americans are the same?

I think everyone can see that. I think one of things Americans and Brits have in common at the moment is having put their selves in a very tough spot with questionable decision making. But my previous post didn't venture beyond that. Hopefully they will figure it out since so many people are going to be affected by the outcome of both Trump and Brexit. Especially many of us that will be relocating back to the UK which my family will be.
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Americans and Brits come from two totally different cultures and countries. You now live in Canada and I'm sure you wouldn't believe all north Americans are the same?

I think everyone can see that. .
This response to what Jersey Girl said doesn't make any sense.
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This response to what Jersey Girl said doesn't make any sense.
Most of what he posts doesn’t make any sense. I don’t know what he’s on but I would sure like to try it.
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