As much as some of the comments in here raise the temperature of my blood a degree or 2, I must say I am not proud to be British these days, or for
Britain has NOTHING to be proud of anymore, as someone said, this country is a smouldering ember of a once great, strong, awe-inspiring grand oak.
We were, not really so long ago, an industrial might matched by none, an empire larger than the world had ever seen, had innovation and drive that
sparked and contributed to some of the most important and fundamental inventions of the 19th and 20th century.
We are a country with a government that's too large to sustain, rotten with corruption and "do gooders", crippled by our own ridiculous statutes, and
priorities in so many of the wrong orders its ridiculous. We give priority to persons seeking asylum, immigrants and yet let our loyal old starve and
die of cold in the winter.
A country whose benefits system REWARDS unemployment, alcoholism and laziness, while the ever burdened tax payer is squeezed out of every last penny
to pay for the above, until the very companies they work hard for, are also crushed into submission by taxes and ever increasing legislation and
Unemployed and no work, said taxpayer turns to the government that they have so long supported and paid into, only to be told that the pittance of
savings they have spent years prudently putting aside, must all be used before any assistance can be given. Having used all available means of
savings, taxpayer is then given a pittance per week and told that unfortunately the government doesn't provide relief for mortgage payments on that
property that you spent so many years saving the deposit for, despite lazy Joe before him getting his rent paid on a property he doesn't even own, in
full for the next month. Poor taxpayer ultimately has his home repossessed and has to wait in squalor while lazy Joe, immigrants and asylum seekers
are pushed up the housing waiting list.
Before too long, taxpayer has lost all will to lead a decent life, doesn't bother to find a job, turns to alcohol and gets funded for all of the above
while another hard working taxpayer takes his place on the road to demise.......British??? More like B*ll*x
edit on 18-12-2012 by fuserleer
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