I think he's around early 20's...Originally Posted by DazzeL
Well, they would be if they truely worked... But that's another story...Pros:
Freedom of speech, NHS etc - all good, agreed!
Sorry, I know this is a long read, but please bare with me:Cons:
Government - Does it's best. We've just had one of the most stable governments (on the whole) for a generation. Labour haven't done as much as they should have but theres certainly no grounds for accusing them of hating everyone. They've tried there best and, overall, they've done "ok". They will be remembered as a missed opportunity though.
To be honest, I think the government should be doing a better job. Likewise, I think privatisation is very much a bad thing.Originally Posted by wikipedia
Very much agreed.Cost of living - A problem for EVERYONE without a good job. Not just "foreigners".
Well, no. We're not just paying lip service, (took me ages to find what I wanted), but we also pay 3 billion into Europe:Geo political forces - We're not torn. We're in bed with the Americans. We simply pay lip service to Europe as they are one of our traditional interest zones and we need the EU for trade. (To an extent..)
Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4119472.stmLast week's summit saw clashes over the UK refusal to give up its £3bn annual refund from the EU budget unless there were reforms to farm subsidies.
If you listen carefully, the person who would be supposedly be offended, quite frankly isn't. They realise that Big Brother is being hyper-sensitive towards the subject. However, it's not the black people that use it as a defense in this case. It's what happens when white people want to whitewash racism, without either looking at whether the damage is actually caused, and ignoring the people supposedly offended. It's where the true racism lies - taking a person's colour as a sure-way of how they would react.CHAV's and racism - It is kind of true that racism gets taken too far. For sure polticial correctness is a problem. It certainly does feel like SOME black people use racism in England as a defence when it's not justified. For example, recently on Big Brother that girls got evicted for racism. Despite the fact that whilst she used a racist term it was not said in a racist manner - i.e. to portray predjudice in a nasty way against people simply because of there race.
Heck, they were even saying that they hope she doesn't get into trouble, because it's not a big deal to them. Surprising how racist white people can be...
Depends. Kilroy Silke got fired from his own show for using the term "Sand monkeys" (remember that was a quote, and doesn't reflect my own opinions). Therefore, Veritas' leader is certainly a racist. As for UKIP, when it comes down to it, they may or may not be racist. Heck, on their website, they state:Nationalism - A very, very, very minor problem. In a few areas where the so called multi cultural society is in breakdown the BNP have limited success. Let's not kid ourselves though - it's extremely limited. In fact, the whole press charade against the BNP every time it rears it's head is hard evidence that nationalism is not a problem. The backlash is always quite severe. As for UKIP and Veritas they may have nationalist tendancies but they are not racist. Wanting to bail out of the EU and close the doors to immigrants is not racist, though it is often interpreted to the contrary.
Although this bit made me laugh:A policy of non-discrimination is enshrined in our constitution.
That's a bit like saying "guns don't kill people, people kill people". It avoids the question. Why do people turn to crime?When Tony Blair was seeking election, he used the slogan: "Tough on Crime, tough on the causes of crime." What he deliberately failed to mention was that the cause of crime is criminals. Not unemployment. Not poverty. Not social injustice. For all three of these were present during the 20s and 30s, when crime levels were at record lows. It is criminals that cause crime.
Well, UKIP seems like a relatively okay party. I won't vote for them though. Too right wing for my tastes...2.3 The Party will be guided in its activities by the principle of non-discrimination, including non-racism and non-sectarianism, and will be guided by the principle that all people are equal before the law.
Glass half-empty for me. Whilst we can stand back and look at all the luxury, I feel this sort of luxury shouldn't just be afforded to us. It should be afforded to everyone. I feel people need to stop seeing themselves in terms of nationality. It's only one part of the concept of identity.Overall we're very lucky to live in England. We have one of the highest standard of livings and quality of lives in the world. Sometimes people need to step back and look at what they do have rather than just what they don't.