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11. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Yep, the UK surely is a miserable place. That's why hundreds of thousands of people attempt to enter the country both legally and illegally every years.

Poor buggers don't know what they are getting themselves into.

12. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 9y

have you ever seen a group of 10 year old boys, cussing and cursing, and giving the one finger salute to a group of 70 year old men. i have, and it is shocking.

i have asked many people who have been living here for many years, and they tell me the same thing, Britain is deteriorating.

the reason many legal and illegals come here is because the pound is a strong currency.

13. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 9y

Hi gerry,

Am not a doctor but i prescribe you to get to your room pack a bag and bugger off on holiday, a very long one.
I lived for 10 years in London and I can tell you what you are saying is true but you find it in all the western world. At least in Uk you dont have unemployment. When i left London i was fed up about it. After five years I want to go back and i will be back. I feel home when am in Uk which is not the case when i go to my home country.
No country is perfect because otherwise it willbe crowded!!!!

14. Posted by Mancunion (Full Member 128 posts) 9y

Quoting GerryKhong

the reason many legal and illegals come here is because the pound is a strong currency.

IS that it? the pound is strong? not because anything else positive they see here?

You may have had some unpleasant experiences here, but you cant judge a whole country based on some experience!

In my opinion and with respect to all the other members, the UK is one of the best countries in the world to live in!

15. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting GerryKhong

i get a feeling of gloom in this country. what do you think?

I think, u are looking at life, through shit coloured spectacles.;)

16. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Well said Gerry, I quite agree.

The welfare system in the UK is completely outdated and is subject to a category of abuses. Welfare abuse has become a sub-culture in the UK, it is no longer the "safety net" envisioned by the Labour Party politicians of the 1960s but rather has become a way of life for many.

But who's to blame?

Why would anyone go to work for minimum wage when they could just as easily spend the day at home with the family for the same (or in many cases, more) money?

The system is in desperate need of a re-vamp.

I would disagree on one point. The majority of immigrants (that I have encountered, anyway) are here to work, not to claim benefits. Of course, it only takes a few exceptions to create a moral panic and tar all immigrants with the same brush.

17. Posted by cardb9 (Budding Member 46 posts) 9y

yes, Yes, im a bit fat too...

18. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Quoting GerryKhong

after living in the UK for 2 years, i get a feeling that the UK, in John Reids altered words, 'not fit for happiness'.

i see problems everwhere. the people are too fat, too broke from overspending their money that is borrowed by irresponsible banks. overall, british people are in debt by 1 trillion pounds. that is a lot of money.

a lot of indigenous people here are not choosing to work, just feeding of the government's generous welfare system. these economically-inactivitive people are costing the country dear.

the youth are a complete waste of time and space, and they are really unruly. there is no respect for the elders.

i get a feeling of gloom in this country. what do you think?

I am fat and broke and I am happy!

19. Posted by Mancunion (Full Member 128 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting GerryKhong

i get a feeling of gloom in this country. what do you think?

I think, u are looking at life, through shit coloured spectacles.;)

NEver heard that one before... :)

20. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 9y

France has a new right wing government, the USA has Dubya Bush, India has extreme poverty, many countries in sub-saharan africa are suffering either at the hands of a dictator or through drought, The ice is melting in northern canada, Italy has corruption problems, it always rains in Ireland, Afghanistan....Iraq......Israel....Lebanon, I mean, I could go on. There are terrible problems all over the world. There is no way to escape it unless you find a nice little uninhabited island somewhere. But if you do find an island like that will you let me know please! :)

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