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There are indeed, but there aren't a great deal that class themselves as British. Believe me, I know loads who class themselves as everything other than British.
Originally posted by sapien82
I'd just like to clear something up about the tuition fees in scotland , I work for student loans company , admittedly not he greatest job , but it pays the bills !
Anyways students studying in scotland are facing the same price hikes , my maw works for edinburgh uni and an students studying there can expect to pay £27,000 in fees.
Scotland are doing the same , dont think they arent , we are charging far more for fees than before.
As for the oil , as far as I was aware thatcher sold the oil fields to foreign companies for the cash payout , so no one in britain , scotland inlcuded actually benefitted from that !
My biggest annoyance with the government in regards to the education sector , is not the price increases in fees throughout the land , its the cutting of funding to "non essential" courses. Of course the idiot government dont realise some of the non essential courses are the driving factors in industry in the UK .
For instance I studied graphic design , a creative industry , the government are cutting funding to the creative industry courses , which are a major contributor to the wealth of businesses in the UK , take for example the games industry , now within the next few years it will dwarf any other industry , however no one will be able to learn anything in this field as all courses have been dropped or scrappededit on 31-8-2011 by sapien82 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by EvanB
They priced our kids out of further education.
They watched the country become bursting at the seams with every waif and stray on the planet, creating huge unemployment, stress on the NHS, housing and public services.
They stoodbye as people up to the age of 37 are now outpriced of gaining a home.
Fuel at £1.37 a litre, food is double it was last year, public transport especially trains are for wealthy elite, 20% VAT, council tax, road tax, income tax, stamp duties, inheritance tax, corperation tax.. Price of heating our homes is going up a staggering 32%!!!
Winter is coming
The government just laugh and watch and preside over the death of this country, the suffering of its citizens, and send our money abroad on wars, and ego driven charitable donations to "poor" countries that have space and nuclear programs!
I could go on and on, but I see no way out it.
Originally posted by Swanfilters
The armed forces would get onside if the government pushes them too far, you only have to read the forums and encyclopaedia section of the ARRSE (Army Rumour Service-unofficial voice of serving and ex army personnel) to see what they think of our leaders. Either way, any revolution should separate England from the rest of the UK. We get the worst deal, pay the most taxes and take the most abuse out of any nation on this island, it's time we pulled out and watched the Scottish and Welsh big talk come crashing down to the reality of the situation - they are NOTHING without England.edit on 30-8-2011 by Swanfilters because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MaxSteiner
reply to post by EvanB
Um... which government are you on about here? because the coalition hjas only been in a year, and the reason everything is #ed is because we've had 10 years of labour trying to buy their way out of trouble,,,
Originally posted by asl911
• Multi-culturism has failed with Muslims refusing to integrate in to British life by not speaking English and trying to enforce Sharia law
Originally posted by sunshinesmile
reply to post by DaveNorris
I'd rather have someone in govt that had never been to university but was a decent, honest person. But wouldn't the media have a field day with them if someone like that ever tried to get elected. They'd shoot them down in flames as being unqualified, unsuited, incapable etc.