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Britain the worst


Hoffy e2
10 255 16 England
14 Feb 2007 8:07AM
It's true.
Britain is now the worst place to be if you are a child out of the top 21 industrialized countries.

Bring back are values,
Bring back our kids,
Bring back our country.

Glad I am 48.

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lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 8:10AM

Quote:Bring back are values


Is that our values?
randomrubble 10 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 8:20AM

Quote:Bring back are values,
Bring back our kids,
Bring back our country.




Would that be the 'Victorian values' that had children, in poor houses, factories, up chimneys and seen but not heard at home...

Or the pre WWII values that meant there was no Free NHS

Or perhaps we should aspire to the dire overcrowding and poor quality housing stock of the 1950s and 60s...

Or the legal system that had no protected human rights before the 1998 Human rights Act. ( the UK implementation of an EU directive)

And note that the rest of europe does better maybe we could learn a few other things from them...
ofman 8 59
14 Feb 2007 8:20AM
yea, I agree. kids these days have it easier in some ways and tougher in others. easier in the sense that there's no war. they also know their rights (you can't smack em if you're a teacher and they're naughty), hell I got the slipper and various other smacks as a kid - and I'm only 29 now! tougher in the sense that they're getting mixed messages from schools and our culture - just where do british kids stand in the developing UK? their are fewer risk takers in our youth. as a parent i'm actively encouraging climbing trees, getting dirty etc etc, that's what I did! get rid of this sueing culture then we can all go back to having fun rather than worrying we're gonna be done for for someone tripping over our doorstep or some ****...

bring back our values? hell yea
User_Removed 9 4.9k England
14 Feb 2007 8:23AM
Trouble with statements like 'Britain the Worst' is who says so and why.
Children, teenagers, men/women, mature men/women, old men/women, all see Britain differently.
Depends what you are used to.
You are a reflection of the life you lead.
Col
lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 8:41AM
At the top of the list: Holland, Sweden,Denmark

At the bottom: USA & UK

It seems that the countries that have embraced consumerism & "the discipline of the market" aren't as happy as those who haven't...ho hum.
conrad 10 10.9k 116
14 Feb 2007 9:01AM
Not so sure my country should be at the top of the list. It's all very subjective, you know...
lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 9:10AM
You're just trying to stop us all piling over there on the next ferry Conrad Wink
Freefall e2
11 675 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 9:12AM
I was reading an article in the Metro this morning covering things such as fighting, drinking, smoking weed, sex, pregnancy, one parent families etc....to be honest Britains stats are pretty bad compared to a lot of other European countries, but they weren't as bad as I expected. That was until I read the small print - the interview base was 11, 13, and 15 year olds!
Duncan_E 8 201 3 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 9:25AM

Quote:Trouble with statements like 'Britain the Worst' is who says so and why.
Children, teenagers, men/women, mature men/women, old men/women, all see Britain differently.
Depends what you are used to.



Nothing to do with perception, it was a study of teenagers covering stuff that's been mentioned like violence, underage pregnancy, drunkeness... and we're bottom of the list in Europe. Which is surely no surprise to anyone walking round council estates or city centres at night.
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 Feb 2007 9:37AM
ooooh those council estates...nasty places - all of 'em
Wink
culturedcanvas 9 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 9:45AM
Watch it Henson ... otherwise I'll have some of the scroates come and nick the alloys off that mondeo of yours ....

Slum housing .... one of the UK's biggest industries

Smile
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
14 Feb 2007 9:49AM

Quote:Slum housing .... one of the UK's biggest industries


That and buying said slum housing, doing it up and pocketing a fat profit from selling it on. And if you don't, make sure you've got a reality show filming your every move and pocket a fat fee from that... :O)

Cynical, moi?
hotchef23 8 134 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 9:56AM
Slum housing

or as one person in a village where I USED to live(used) called it the lower cost housing area!
User_Removed 9 4.9k England
14 Feb 2007 10:40AM

Quote:Nothing to do with perception,

It has everything to do with perception.....
Don't dismiss it out of hand.
We all put our own slant on everything we hear, read, see, watch etc.
A clip around the ear years ago is now violence etc.
Girls got pregnant just as much before....... it's just that we keep/use statistics.
Before they were unrecorded throughout the world.
It's a game for statistcians nowadays.....They prove everything & nothing.
Col

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