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Old Jul 19th 2011, 6:04 am
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Default Re: Major current problems in the UK?

Originally Posted by Cape Blue View Post
The UK doesn't have any "Major current problems".

Lots of the usual overblown niggles on crime, employment, blah, blah, blah, but actually it is still the land of milk and honey in comparison to the vast majority of the world's population.
Originally Posted by chris955 View Post
When you look at it sensibly you are absolutely spot on.
True, but I suppose that if UK is your only experience it would seem to you that there were major problems, for those who have seen other places the UK still looks like a better bet than other countries.
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Old Jul 19th 2011, 9:15 am
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That is exactly what I hate when someone in England says something like 'why would you want to come back here ?' when their only overseas experience is 2 weeks in Torremelinos.
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Old Jul 19th 2011, 9:17 am
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Default Re: Major current problems in the UK?

Originally Posted by chris955 View Post
That is exactly what I hate when someone in England says something like 'why would you want to come back here ?' when their only overseas experience is 2 weeks in Torremelinos.
Maybe all posters should disclose their 'overseas living' experience, could be an interesting correlation ...
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Old Jul 19th 2011, 10:25 am
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Yes you could be right.
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Originally Posted by DeadVim View Post
Maybe all posters should disclose their 'overseas living' experience, could be an interesting correlation ...
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Old Jul 19th 2011, 11:44 am
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You could post your timeline in your sig...
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Old Jul 19th 2011, 12:26 pm
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OK, Give me a minute ...
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OK, Give me a minute ...
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Done.
I like them both!

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Old Jul 19th 2011, 1:14 pm
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Maybe all posters should disclose their 'overseas living' experience, could be an interesting correlation ...
Lothianlad should disclose at the top of every post that he's an idiot.
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Old Jul 19th 2011, 1:18 pm
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Default Re: Major current problems in the UK?

Originally Posted by Cape Blue View Post
The UK doesn't have any "Major current problems".

Lots of the usual overblown niggles on crime, employment, blah, blah, blah, but actually it is still the land of milk and honey in comparison to the vast majority of the world's population.
This can't be said often enough.

Not only that, but Britain today is a better place to live for the vast majority of people than at any time in its history.

The 'good old days' my generation often speak of were also the days of 3-day weeks and rubbish piling up in the streets and IRA bombs and terrible food. I remember when the opening of Kentucky Fried Chicken was a cultural highlight in my little town. Holidays abroad were the province of the rich and 'foodie' wasn't even a word yet.

Go back a few generations and my family were living in the York slums, surviving on occasional poor law hand-outs and odd jobs, drinking themselves into an early grave (if they weren't murdered in street violence first), all their kids in a 'school' that was just a front for child labor. Just 160 years later, their descendents are all living in comfortable houses, breathing clean air, taking frequent holidays and protected by a slew of labour laws, but complaining louder than ever about how the country has gone to the dogs.

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Old Jul 19th 2011, 1:49 pm
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Default Re: Major current problems in the UK?

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Lothianlad should disclose at the top of every post that he's an idiot.
Idiocity transparency is also desirable.

Maybe it should be called The WeebieIndex.
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Old Jul 19th 2011, 1:54 pm
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Worst thing about the UK is the police. The corruption in the Met goes right to the top and the way peaful protestors are arrested and harassed strikes at democracy. I thought having a "Ministry of Justice" sounded Orwellian, but recent events and all the CCTV I'm the UK convince me that the UK is closer to 1984 than ever.
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Old Jul 19th 2011, 3:35 pm
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Default Re: Major current problems in the UK?

So true. I have had tons of people comment on us moving back home. Like they have this really fabricated view of America. It must be like you see in the movies or on TV show's. Yet 99% of them have never been to America let alone actually lived there to see the true side of the country. It is a horrible country with no culture nor class. Oh I met some wonderful people there, My wife is American, but damn it is one horrible mess of a place. Not to mention they are super proud of being able to buy machine gun's lol.
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Old Jul 19th 2011, 3:51 pm
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