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I am with Cyrus on this one. Very selective assessment by some.
Not everyone has a hidden agenda... my opinions are largely objective and based on how I percieve the UK today. I have no reason to badmouth it just for the sake of it. No-one is saying the violence wasn't already there in various forms, of course it was, I just think it has become more overt... and changed in nature. I have been out a lot in the UK and I think violence has become more casual, fuelled by the spiralling drugs scene, and the rampant alcohol abuse that has flared up from kids as young as 12. The incidents of drug and alcohol-related violence have dramatically increased, and as it stands will only get worse. Many town centres are almost no-go areas at night time now, and the chances of random attacks greater. Maybe overall crime hasn't increased dramatically, maybe it's just the focus of it that has.
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Everywhere I've lived in England has been horrible, from fist fights outside the window, to having the stuff in your front garden trashed and stolen, to gangs of youths banging on the door in eager anticipation of giving the householder a happy slapping. It was the same in the village in which I grew up, the city in which I attended university, the small towns and villages in which I lived until I came to Switzerland.

I still miss the place terribly, though, if only for the good manners and banter in the pubs and supermarkets, the unpretentiousness of strangers on the train and bus, the ale, the crisps and the curry. I miss being in a proper multicultural environment. I miss the cheerful ability of ordinary people to cope with mishap and chaos. I miss second hand bookshops and concerts at the arts centre and art galleries with free entry.

Switzerland is relatively safe, and really quite pretty, but it isn't and never will be home.

But then, I'm not sure that England ever could be, either.

Perhaps people slag off England rather than admit to themselves that they miss the place, and find it easier to find negatives in the land they left behind than challenge themselves to see the positives of living in a country full of foreigners who don't know how to queue properly?
It is a shame that you have only lived in horrible places; there are lovely places to live, such as Richmond, which has all the best that you have mentioned in your comment, and much, much more.
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It is a shame that you have only lived in horrible places; there are lovely places to live, such as Richmond, which has all the best that you have mentioned in your comment, and much, much more.
Agreed, there are plenty of lovely places... but unfortunately not everyone has the chance to live in them.
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There is no fighting back or coming to england's defence in this thread I just wondered why people loath england so much ? I mean what has it done to get to such an utterly desperate external view of itself by other people ?
History, mostly. more recently, the celebretard culture.

Also the Meaning of Life, the Grim Reaper skit: 'Englishmen! you're all such pompous twats; none of you has got any balls!'

try being n 'pom' rugby supporter abroad. Not easy. Cricket supporter, even worse! Footie....... Venables, Hoddle, Keegan, Eriksson, McClaren. need one say more? it's taken an old man who couldnt speak English and his son to bring some respect.
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Not everyone has a hidden agenda... my opinions are largely objective and based on how I percieve the UK today. I have no reason to badmouth it just for the sake of it. No-one is saying the violence wasn't already there in various forms, of course it was, I just think it has become more overt... and changed in nature. I have been out a lot in the UK and I think violence has become more casual, fuelled by the spiralling drugs scene, and the rampant alcohol abuse that has flared up from kids as young as 12. The incidents of drug and alcohol-related violence have dramatically increased, and as it stands will only get worse. Many town centres are almost no-go areas at night time now, and the chances of random attacks greater. Maybe overall crime hasn't increased dramatically, maybe it's just the focus of it that has.

Do you believe drinking and drug taking is much more out of control now?

I would say the opposite from my personal experiences from my teenage memories where I grew up and the kids in the same area now growing up

Again there will always be hot spots and there will always be drug taking and binge drinking - I personally believe many kids are now much more clued up on their health than we were at their age

Binge Britain is just another media hot topic

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Agreed, there are plenty of lovely places... but unfortunately not everyone has the chance to live in them.
and to carry on my comments above regards this comment

I lived in a middle class very sought after picturesque village in North Yorkshire - 20 years ago when i was a teen living there me and my friends were a lot more out of control than the current generation.

Doesn't matter how lovely or sh!tty an area you live in - the social taboos of binge drinking and drugs can and will still occur
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Old 21.01.2010, 19:06
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Do you believe drinking and drug taking is much more out of control now

When I am in the UK I live in the centre of a city that has 3 Universites.

Life a few years ago was quite quiet but the drinking now is unbelievable. For me the Universities actively encourage youngsters some of them who have not previously been that interested in drinking to go on "pub crawls" visiting 10 or more pubs in one evening.
I have known some youngsters who have not wanted to follow this route but felt it was "uncool" to do so and they have tagged along and ended up in a sorry state. And of course then the punch ups start and what really gets me is always the sight of an ambulance- having to waste resources hauling them off to hospital to sober up.
When my oldest daughter went to Uni it was not as bad but seeing my youngest two being really under pressure to go drinking to this extent this it is a very worrying trend. especially as so many youngsters do now go on to university
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I thought people hated Americans
They do, but they hate everyone else too. Don't take you personally.
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History, mostly. more recently, the celebretard culture.

Also the Meaning of Life, the Grim Reaper skit: 'Englishmen! you're all such pompous twats; none of you has got any balls!'

try being n 'pom' rugby supporter abroad. Not easy. Cricket supporter, even worse! Footie....... Venables, Hoddle, Keegan, Eriksson, McClaren. need one say more? it's taken an old man who couldnt speak English and his son to bring some respect.
what ARE you talking about???
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Old 21.01.2010, 19:18
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When I am in the UK I live in the centre of a city that has 3 Universites.

Life a few years ago was quite quiet but the drinking now is unbelievable. For me the Universities actively encourage youngsters some of them who have not previously been that interested in drinking to go on "pub crawls" visiting 10 or more pubs in one evening.
I have known some youngsters who have not wanted to follow this route but felt it was "uncool" to do so and they have tagged along and ended up in a sorry state. And of course then the punch ups start and what really gets me is always the sight of an ambulance- having to waste resources hauling them off to hospital to sober up.
When my oldest daughter went to Uni it was not as bad but seeing my youngest two being really under pressure to go drinking to this extent this it is a very worrying trend. especially as so many youngsters do now go on to university

When I was 16 (20 years ago) at art college living away from home I used to go to the local night club which did 10p a pint nights - there were 2 nightclubs in a smallish town offering this, it was eventually stopped. But as you can imagine it was VERY messy

But seriously this has been going on forever, I just think we are all getting older and now seeing life through the eyes of what our parents saw
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Old 21.01.2010, 19:27
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Not everyone has a hidden agenda... my opinions are largely objective and based on how I percieve the UK today. I have no reason to badmouth it just for the sake of it. No-one is saying the violence wasn't already there in various forms, of course it was, I just think it has become more overt... and changed in nature. I have been out a lot in the UK and I think violence has become more casual, fuelled by the spiralling drugs scene, and the rampant alcohol abuse that has flared up from kids as young as 12. The incidents of drug and alcohol-related violence have dramatically increased, and as it stands will only get worse. Many town centres are almost no-go areas at night time now, and the chances of random attacks greater. Maybe overall crime hasn't increased dramatically, maybe it's just the focus of it that has.
Sorry, I meant selective historically. I don't discount what you say.

I think the alcohol and drugs were always there. I think the big difference is that people grew out of it, thanks to a good education system and responsible parents, two things which seem to have declined in the UK. In fact, rough Britain resulted in some hearty adventurous types. Kids in certain socio-economic regions just don't see alternatives now as their parents are just as bad as them.
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

I recently spoke to 2 friends on the same day, both of whom had recently emigrated, one from Australia, the other from Switzerland. Both cited almost identical reasons for leaving their fatherland....

Perhaps the incidence of UK bashing here is because there's a large group of disgruntled expats here who left for whatever reason but all blame it on 'the state of the nation'.

We'd all like to hope that when we leave a country, that we'll be better off elsewhere.... therefore we 'bash' where we came from.

Except for Americans of course, who are angst-ridden between bashing what they left and being the patriot they were brought up to be just joking, my US friends...
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Old 21.01.2010, 19:32
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

Well, if you're truly not just concerned about large salaries and low taxes, and want a clean, civilised place with some of the humour, diversity and pleasantry of the UK, I'd suggest Canada over CH.

Like Americans, most Canadians like myself look forward to heading back at sometime.
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Have you been here recently? I'm still living in the UK for the next two months until i leave for ZCH.

If it not the Albanians gangsters, it's the drunken yobs rule that streets and go around stabbing everyone. it not safe to go out anymore. Prison is a holiday camp, so not even seen as a deterrent. Only this week a 19 year old girl was stabbed on her way home from work. Terrific.

I don’t want my children growing up in an environment like this. Oh but don’t worry, crime is going down according to brown.. Or is it more that no one can be bothered to report it as nothing gets done anyway. Unless that if you try to be funny and post a picture of a child with a cigarette in their mouth, then god help you!

its the law abiding citizens who are the ones that get crucified when the real criminals go free. It’s a joke

In today's society, you'd be better off living on benefits than actually going to work like the rest of us mugs. Don’t get me started on taxes and what I pay my 200GBP a month council tax for as I still cant quite work it out.

Immigration….the list is endless.
I think this is a great example of why there's so much bashing going on. If you're comfortable somewhere you probably won't leave - there needs to be a push as well as a pull to move.

Many of us posting here (not all, I know) left within the last few years and still remember the push factors for leaving, which we concentrated on for going. I couldn't stand London, which was my push factor for leaving, but it is in reality an amazing city with cultural activities available in only a handful of places. However, in my mind it is a rotting shell of a city - but a rotting shell that is fine to visit, where many of my close friends live, where I enjoy going to the pubs, galleries, theatre... but there's no way I'm going back...

And we minimize the discomfort when we move, which amplifies the worst bits of back home. Funny how for the first few months I didn't mind the people playing their ipods too loud, but do that near me in the UK and I'm giving myself an ulcer.

For what it's worth, I really love the bit of the UK I came from, but not enough to leave here where I am pretty comfortable now. Maybe in the future enough will build up to make me move again and I'll be spitting blood about here for a few years...
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It's just they're so pretentious; it took over an hour for a native English speaker to full up a passport application for my wife of over 5 years and partner of 11 years (known socially to 2 former British Ambassadors) plus a visit to Geneva and a demand for payment. After all this they still got the dates wrong on the visa.

Great Britain, they think they're so superior...we'll join the Euro when the times' right, well i've got news for you, the Euro zone doesn't want the UK any longer.

The well intentioned but ar5e licking of America, the fact they won't accept defeat despite it looking directly in there eyes in Afghanistan. They can't even fund the effort properly. Their instance on being a world power and building nuclear subs and aircraft carriers despite the apparant uselessness of these things.

Take the Chinnook choppers stored up and unusable because of avionic problems and conflicts. (They thought they could do it cheaper than Boeing and it's aready cost twice as much, the first two shipped out to Afghanistan earlier this month)

But most of all there stupid liberal policies trying to fit everybody, everywhere, all the time whilst actually reducing any real British identity that's left.

Ridiculous Health and Safety regulations.

This list just goes on and on and when you compare to other countries you begin to see that most of the legislation is really something that could be associated with PRE potty training !
Great countrysidw though
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I can think of lots of reasons. The Black and Tans, Essex Regiment and 2nd Para, Harland and Wolff, loosing at Yorktown and not least Benny Hill but most of all because of navel-gazing threads like this
Living in the past slightly?
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But seriously this has been going on forever, I just think we are all getting older and now seeing life through the eyes of what our parents saw
Oh my god.

Bald head - check
Likes jumpers and cardigans - check
Increasingly grumpy demeanour - check
Reads the Daily Mail website - check

I'm a trainee Victor Meldrew.

Scary.
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Not everyone has a hidden agenda... my opinions are largely objective and based on how I percieve the UK today. I have no reason to badmouth it just for the sake of it. No-one is saying the violence wasn't already there in various forms, of course it was, I just think it has become more overt... and changed in nature. I have been out a lot in the UK and I think violence has become more casual, fuelled by the spiralling drugs scene, and the rampant alcohol abuse that has flared up from kids as young as 12. The incidents of drug and alcohol-related violence have dramatically increased, and as it stands will only get worse. Many town centres are almost no-go areas at night time now, and the chances of random attacks greater. Maybe overall crime hasn't increased dramatically, maybe it's just the focus of it that has.
Depends on the drugs doesn't it? In East London the police were fairly happy to leave the late night pubs and clubs with drugs alone . . . there was far more violence to do with alcohol.

Do you have any statistical evidence to back up your claim that violent crime is on the increase? The most recent stats seem to show that it's dropping.

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crime-v...ics/index.html

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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

The irony.

A load of EFers who went on the pub treasure hunt decrying binge drinking in the UK.

Binge drinking has been part of UK culture for a long long time. It didn't suddenly arrive and it's not going to suddenly leave. It's not spiralling out of control either though.
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Well, if you're truly not just concerned about large salaries and low taxes, and want a clean, civilised place with some of the humour, diversity and pleasantry of the UK, I'd suggest Canada over CH.

Like Americans, most Canadians like myself look forward to heading back at sometime.
I would looove to go there, much harder to get in though. Thinking about a big holiday over there in the next couple of years seeing the place and doing some salmon fishing.

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The irony.

A load of EFers who went on the pub treasure hunt decrying binge drinking in the UK.

Binge drinking has been part of UK culture for a long long time. It didn't suddenly arrive and it's not going to suddenly leave. It's not spiralling out of control either though.
No it didn't suddenly arrive, well done, ahem, but it's got worse, especally among youths. Official published reports say bingeing has got worse.

Binge-drinking violence 'creating no-go areas' according to police
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...s-1872288.html

Hospital admissions have soared massively, alcohol abuse deaths double http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/a...ur-licences.do

Official published reports say bingeing has got worse.

As for crime... ask people who live in Bradford, Crawley etc... even London... they will tell you that crime has not fallen. I know many who live in those areas who say the opposite without hesitation.

C'est la vie if everyone doesn't agree with me... those are my opinions based on having lived there and gone out often, so take or leave it as you will. Britain has got lots of good things about it, but we were asked to list what we thought were the bad things as we saw it. Those are mine.
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Re: Why do people hate the UK ?

I saw lots of binge drinking when I was at school a long time ago

really I just don't think anyone realised back then enough to do a report on it and send it in to the new papers to scare monger the nation

How many forum members binge drink now?
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