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originally posted by: MrConspiracy
a reply to: TrueBrit
We don't look after our own. That's the one biggest setback us Brits have. We've let every other culture take over and let foreigners come over, take our jobs and send their wages back home.
Here's a prime example. I went to the Job Centre once. Sat and waited for a meeting regarding a graduate internship scheme. As I waited (for longer than I anticipated) I saw a man who was well dressed (I'm guessing he had been made redundant recently) come to sign on for Job Seekers Allowance. He sat and went through all the jobs he'd applied for and went through the ringer (must have been there 20+ minutes) before being allowed to actually sign for his JSA. At the same time (ish) a man came to sign on also. He was from another country and could not speak a word (and I mean not a WORD) of English. The person he was dealing with rang up a translator and within 5 minutes I saw him sign on and walk away.
A man who couldn't speak English was allowed JSA with much more ease than a well dressed, english speaking man who had applied for numerous jobs from what I heard.
I'm a Brit so I feel I can say this. We don't look after our own as much as we should. Just so we don't offend anyone who isn't "us"
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: MrConspiracy
That's not what I mean.
I mean, at street level, between any two of us that have the slightest thing alike in life, even down no matter what creed we may be, at the thin end of the wedge, in real life, person to person, we look after one another.
The problem is that no matter who gets into government around here, they never enact policies that reflect the moral and ethical beliefs, such as that golden principle, of the whole mass of the people, when they come to legislate. I am not going to try and deny that the UK has its troubles, but the reality is that WE the REAL people of Britain,no matter what they believe, no matter where they might issue from, DO look after one another.
here in the UK we have roundabouts, crofters cottages from the 1200's that are just lovely to visit and isn't it nice we speak the Queens English? Sheep peacefully wandering around
Sometimes it's just nice to talk, ya know?