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Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Old Mar 3rd 2014, 10:25 pm
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Originally Posted by bigglesworth View Post
As I said, Pete, I do like David Smith

But I thoroughly recommend Hamish McRae.

When the Independent first came out, I thought it was the best paper ever.
Sadly, it is no longer even a pale reflection of its early glory, but Hamish has stuck it out since the beginning.

He is truly well worth reading, although he plainly struggles against the stupidity of his owner.
Funny thing that!

I agree with you about the Independent - and its following, but had for the longest while enjoyed reading Hamish McRae and I guess I cast him by the way-side along with the rest of the rag.

Will be more focused on him only.
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Old Mar 4th 2014, 10:51 am
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by bigglesworth View Post
Point One - the survey is of Real wages - i.e. post inflation, post rising costs. To then add costs back in is comparing apples with pears.

Point Two ...blah blah blah...

Thank you for pointing it out.
Not really, as the article says purchasing power has decreased by 8%. Therefore a person's wage does not go as far as it did just 5 years ago - by quite a big amount. Meaning more people are suffering from a cost of living crisis.
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Old Mar 4th 2014, 12:25 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

You are right though.

Originally Posted by bigglesworth View Post

So, although I suspect it is not what you meant, the overall conclusion from your post is that things in the UK are indeed improving faster than anyone dared hope.

Thank you for pointing it out.
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Old Apr 11th 2014, 4:11 pm
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Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

I don't think so.

I could be right but on the other hand,- I could be wrong.
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Old Apr 11th 2014, 4:14 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

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Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

I don't think so.

I could be right but on the other hand,- I could be wrong.
The correct answer has always been 'it's OK'. Unless you live in North Korea, Afghanistan or one of those scattered dictatorships around the world (or a theocracy ) that is the same answer for every country

One can make it work just about anywhere if one is smart with one's choices.
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Old Apr 11th 2014, 4:57 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Oh no Emperor, we had managed to let this thread rest in peace.#

Now the only answer is to put a stake through its heart.

(Welcome back by the way, I trust things are better)
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Old Apr 11th 2014, 5:46 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Honestly, there are some people if you said "Please don't put that fork up your nose", they'd do it just to be contrary.
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
The correct answer has always been 'it's OK'. Unless you live in North Korea, Afghanistan or one of those scattered dictatorships around the world (or a theocracy ) that is the same answer for every country

One can make it work just about anywhere if one is smart with one's choices.
'tis so, 'tis so...

Originally Posted by bigglesworth View Post
Oh no Emperor, we had managed to let this thread rest in peace.#

Now the only answer is to put a stake through its heart.

(Welcome back by the way, I trust things are better)
-Really? Ach hell! I wonder what made me do it....

-Not yet Biggs, it's draining, but it now involves very senior people and Social Services. It'll kill or debilitate me, or it will cure the rotten culture.
But it will take time..



Originally Posted by dunroving View Post
Honestly, there are some people if you said "Please don't put that fork up your nose", they'd do it just to be contrary.
You got that right, but not up my nose.

I admit though, that I would relish the thought of making a very bad impression on 'some people's' mind.

Literally.
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Old Apr 11th 2014, 6:29 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by TheEmperorIsNaked View Post
'tis so, 'tis so...



-Really? Ach hell! I wonder what made me do it....

-Not yet Biggs, it's draining, but it now involves very senior people and Social Services. It'll kill or debilitate me, or it will cure the rotten culture.
But it will take time..





You got that right, but not up my nose.

I admit though, that I would relish the thought of making a very bad impression on 'some people's' mind.

Literally.
Still not lost your charm, I see.
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Old Apr 11th 2014, 6:30 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by TheEmperorIsNaked View Post
'tis so, 'tis so...



-Really? Ach hell! I wonder what made me do it....

-Not yet Biggs, it's draining, but it now involves very senior people and Social Services. It'll kill or debilitate me, or it will cure the rotten culture.
But it will take time..





You got that right, but not up my nose.

I admit though, that I would relish the thought of making a very bad impression on 'some people's' mind.

Literally.
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Old Apr 11th 2014, 7:02 pm
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Default Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Originally Posted by TheEmperorIsNaked View Post
Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

I don't think so.

I could be right but on the other hand,- I could be wrong.
Don't worry you are definitely right
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Old Apr 11th 2014, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by chris955 View Post
Don't worry you are definitely right
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrgggggggghh

See what I mean?

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