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Old 06 June 2007, 07:11   #11
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L Is For Labour...

Harry Enfield got it on the head with Labour...

This was from his golden era...

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Old 06 June 2007, 07:23   #12
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... it only highlights the negative sides to living here with nasty looking statistics. I'd hate to think what people reading that from outside the uk imagine it's like to live here!
...And I think that the emphasis on the negative is to be expected. These folks are trying to sell magazines of course. Living fairly close to Toronto, I visit there often for business and pleasure. It's a wonderful, clean, safe city. But if one reads the daily papers, you would swear it's full of crime with weekly murders. In reality, these sorts of serious crimes are pretty much limited to a particular neighborhood. Of course it is not politically acceptable to track crime by racial group, but it's pretty apparent who's involved in these crimes 95% of the time.

I spent a week in Chicago a few years ago and I was shocked to read the morning paper where reports of murders were almost daily events. (Of course, it might have just been the week I was there.) What was surprising about it was that nobody seemed to care, and in fact, the reports weren't even worthy of front page coverage. When I commented on this to a local, his response was simply that the people involved in these crimes were almost exclusively involved in the drug trade, and as far as he was concerned, the faster they killed each other off, the better... Public outrage only surfaced when an innocent bystander was killed. This is what happened in Toronto last year when a 15 year old girl was caught in the cross-fire of a gang-related shooting on Toronto's main street. Those involved are before the courts now. Mercifully, that was very much an isolated event.

I was chatting with my SO last night about the article, and the references it made to the education system. She is an elementary-school Principal and sees similar changes here. The integration of classes where no one is excluded is great in theory, but the reality is that when you have classrooms that includes kids with special needs, the teaching will need to be geared toward those less "gifted". As a result, the particularly bright kids, and even the "average" ones are left wanting for challenges...
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Harry Enfield got it on the head with Labour...
Who the hell is Harry Enfield? Those clips are hilarious...
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Who the hell is Harry Enfield? Those clips are hilarious...
lol -
Harry Enfield is a british comedian who has had multiple success comedy shows on the BBC and sky since the early 1990's. He is part of a sort of ratpack of comedians who were all friends from university I think, and went on to produce some brilliant comedy characters that took off stereotypical english types to an hilarious extreme! (such as the example above!)

Here's his wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Enfield

His name is worth Youtubing - it drags up some hilarious characters he has invented - and if you find all that funny try The Fast Show too!



This is one of my favorites:
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Old 06 June 2007, 08:31   #15
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Maybe somebody could list some positive points of living in this country !

But your not allowed to say the fact that we are surrounded by lots of RIB friendly water.

That's about the only positive I can think of Nick. Reading that article reminded me why I've decided that I'm emmigrating within 10 years (hopefully).

I WANT to be able to tell things as they are and I expect the government to do the same. I WANT to be in a country that is actually run for the benifit of its own people, not some remote central wannabe superpower (the EU) or a Texan oil barron with less intelligence than the average dairy cow.
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Who the hell is Harry Enfield? Those clips are hilarious...

http://tv-links.co.uk/

One thing Britain does better than any other country in the World is comedy - this site has loads of classics.

Here is a list of must watches

Bottom

Absolutely Fabulous

Black Adder

Mr Bean

Will add more when I have time but please Stoo just watch 1 episode of Bottom - it is VERY silly but I love it.
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Quote Biggles: Maybe somebody could list some positive points of living in this country !

Im sat in my office looking out of the window....
The sun is out sky is blue i can see the sea, i dont have to really worry about someone stealing my car or boat off the drive or running into the house & shooting me & taking all my stuff away to sell to buy crack, my two boys are happy in a good school with good education, if i get rundown by a car tomorrow i know that the emergency services will take good care of me. We live in a beautiful country with a great coastline & huge heratage. Where else would you want to be?....the grass is always greener on the other side, but getting mugged / raped / robbed or abducted is in reality quite rare in this country even more so if you compare us to other countrys, we only notice it more now than in the good old days because of the media coverage. Ok it's not perfect here but where is, & our goverment aint all that, but again it could be worse. We all moan about this country & it politics but in some countrys you would get shot for moaning about it, we do have a choice we can move out if we want to, i would like to retire else where myself & will but not because i hate the place i live in, no i dont agree with a lot of what the present goverment has done, but personaly i think there is still quite a lot of 'GREAT' in 'BRITAIN'

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so here's the start of a list that Britain excels in or does better at than any other country

1) Comedy

2) Design - everything, from boats to graphics, I think we lead here too.

3) ...
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so here's the start of a list that Britain excels in or does better at than any other country

1) Comedy

2) Design - everything, from boats to graphics, I think we lead here too.

3) ...
I'm waiting for something substantial. 1 & 2 are hardly things that make me want to consider that Britain is 'Great'.
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I'm waiting for something substantial. 1 & 2 are hardly things that make me want to consider that Britain is 'Great'.
there's loads that is great about the uk, OK a list of things is a bad example because people will pick holes in it... but just because we have a bunch of as**oles running the country (as most countries do) (and admittedly they are, slowly ruining it) doesn't mean we live in a place that doesn't produce or do anything well or 'great' or, depending on where you come from how nice it is to live in - The uk is a much more pleasant place to live still, than probably 90% of the rest of the world - I even visited Brussels the weekend before last and I felt safer on the London underground than I did on theirs - We had beggars and really odd people hanging round us on the platforms asking for money and 'checking us out' - if it wasn't for my friend who is a 19stone martial art trained Chinese body guard I would have taken a taxi!
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