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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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you only really see the decline when you go back infrequently, we've basically stopped going back now, its just too stressful.

you see the infrastructure no longer works, roads are poorly maintained and over crowded, lots more 'traffic' calming measures that seem to have been invented to screw things up (traffic lights on roundabouts for a start), everything is dirty - not rubbish but just dirty, and rubbish, rubbish everywhere, and people have seemed to become openly racist, I'm shocked by things family and friends in the UK say, i'm positive they didn't say that kinda of shit when we lived there, people who've never had any kind of interaction (good or bad) with a nationality spouting all kinds of crap about them.

High streets boarded up etc etc, everything just seems to be run down, granted this is the SE.

By your description nothing has really changed then in the last 30 years.

In my experience, there was always alot of racism, rubbish, dirt and potholes, bad pavements, poor public facilities. at least in the part of London I came from, and I came from a relatively affluent borough. I went to a comprehensive school with a lot of people from local estates with working class backgrounds. In the eighties when I was at school, there was a lot of racism.

Since 2008 there has been a lot of closure on the average high street, many big names have gone. But there was always a turnover of businesses on the high street where I grew up, restaurants being the most obvious ones to change on a regular basis.

I think some people on the Forum have grown very accustomed to the Swiss quality of life.
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