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Old 07.08.2011, 23:07
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

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Yes, very unfortunate but not a reason to hate a whole country.
No one said that.

We were talking about that there are some inner-city neighbourhoods who are less safe and nice than others.
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Old 07.08.2011, 23:15
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No one said that.

We were talking about that there are some inner-city neighbourhoods who are less safe and nice than others.
I would hardly call Tottenham or Wood Green typical inner city neighbourhoods, particularly the latter
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Old 07.08.2011, 23:22
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

Just got back from a week long tour round Scotland. After a bad few years, it really does seem to be on the up again.

I hope our southern cousins will begin to sort themselves out soon.
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Old 07.08.2011, 23:28
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I would hardly call Tottenham or Wood Green typical inner city neighbourhoods, particularly the latter
Sorry, I don't understand what you are trying to say.
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Old 07.08.2011, 23:34
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

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No one said that.

We were talking about that there are some inner-city neighbourhoods who are less safe and nice than others.
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Sorry, I don't understand what you are trying to say.
That was a direct response to the first of your quotes above
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Old 08.08.2011, 01:05
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

The photos are a shock- I lived in Tottenham and Wood Green- lots of cypriots.
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The photos are a shock- I lived in Tottenham and Wood Green- lots of cypriots.
Well, there we are then: people hate the UK because there are lots of Cypriots there.

Glad we got that one settled.

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Old 08.08.2011, 01:15
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The photos are a shock- I lived in Tottenham and Wood Green- lots of cypriots.
Hoppy, are you posting using a random word generator?
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Old 08.08.2011, 01:21
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

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Well, there we are then: people hate the UK because there are lots of Cypriots there.

Glad we got that one settled.

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No seriously, I can't joke about this, I loved living among the Cypriots just as I loved living with Italians in Bedford and Punjabi in Southall, Jews in Mill Hill etc.

These riots make me feels so sad, for people to destroy their own neighbourhoods is like cutting your own flesh. I don't see any phoenix rising from the ashes, but wish there could be one.
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Old 08.08.2011, 01:24
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No seriously, I can't joke about this, I loved living among the Cypriots just as I loved living with Italians in Bedford and Punjabi in Southall, Jews in Mill Hill etc.

These riots make me feels so sad, for people to destroy their own neighbourhoods is like cutting your own flesh. I don't see any phoenix rising from the ashes, but wish there could be one.
I don't think the Cypriots were responsible for this riot, though.
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Old 08.08.2011, 01:25
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I don't think the Cypriots were responsible for this riot, though.
It was the Punjabi in Southall. They had an away day.
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Old 08.08.2011, 02:27
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

Sometimes the BBC remind me of the Iranian press.

Here look- no mention of them on the BBC- 'Riots-what riots?'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/
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Old 08.08.2011, 02:29
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I don't think the Cypriots were responsible for this riot, though.
I am sorry- I certainly didn't not mean to imply that they were, I just liked the shops and little restaurants there. What a shame, it was a thriving active community.
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Old 08.08.2011, 02:31
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Sometimes the BBC remind me of the Iranian press.

Here look- no mention of them on the BBC- 'Riots-what riots?'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/
It's right there, front page above the fold- "Riots spark major investigation"

The BBC is a world news service, for how many days would you like a burnt out bus and a looted Argos to dominate the news?
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Old 08.08.2011, 03:13
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It's right there, front page above the fold- "Riots spark major investigation"

The BBC is a world news service, for how many days would you like a burnt out bus and a looted Argos to dominate the news?
It isn't just a bus and Argos.

Where? Oh I just found it, I expected it to lead.

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In Comparison look at HuffPost UK

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/
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Old 08.08.2011, 08:55
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These riots make me feels so sad, for people to destroy their own neighbourhoods is like cutting your own flesh. I don't see any phoenix rising from the ashes, but wish there could be one.
As I understood it, it all started off very peacefully with people protesting outside the police station. It hit a flashpoint and something kicked off sparking the full blown riots. I am fairly sure they didn't plan to destroy their surroundings but, unfortunately, that's the nature of protests - no-one knows how it's going to develop.

It could also have been perfectly orchestrated by people wanting to cause maximum impact and hold headlines to maximum effect, which of course, the media will lap up.

Inquiries will be held, arrests made, senior personnel will resign, buildings rebuilt and the debris removed. A modern day phoenix, if you like.
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Old 08.08.2011, 09:32
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

It would never happen in, say, France.


Why do people hate the UK? Well we are a bunch of whiners, aren't we?
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

Why could it not happen in France? Racial tensions with the police are much worse there than in UK, that is for sure.
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Old 08.08.2011, 10:41
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

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Why could it not happen in France? Racial tensions with the police are much worse there than in UK, that is for sure.

I think you missed the intended irony of the previous post ....
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

on reflection I guess I was wrong, brixton, peckham, lewisham etc are in fact all lovely places, and nothing bad ever happens there, perfectly safe.

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