I used to think that Brexit was a bad idea. Apart from feeling that there is strength in numbers I also felt that the EU did much more good than harm. The UK had an imput into the happenings in Europe & could benefit from being a “club” member.
Trouble is, the more I see & hear about the UK & England in particular the more I could see that the country of my birth was changing but not in a good way. An englishman used to be stereotyped as an honest, straight talking if slightly unimaginative person - benign. This is not the englishman of today & will certainly not be the englishman of the future.
What has made me alter my stance?
Firstly, so called “political correctness”. This phrase is used to stop people speaking about things which some others simply do not want to face & for the few to drastically affect the lives of the many.
I do not want to be associated with a society so stupid.
I’m sure that some of the stupidity is not uniquely English but to see so much on one island is, frankly, mad.
The UK allows publicly owned hospitals to charge its users to park there, some to the tune of £3 per hour! If the fee was there to stop unauthorised parking & users could have tickets validated rather than paying it would make sense. The current system penalises the sick.
The NHS spends millions providing free IVF treatment & other non life threatening treatment. Its remit should be limited to treating the sick, injured & wounded only, not pandering to the whims of the healthy.
Gender neutral schools - this is bonkers! I would imagine that the number of sexually confused children in England is very small indeed but now whole school populations are being forced to become gender neutral in order that, in the event that one of their number might be a little uncomfortable, they won’t feel out of place! On this rather daft theory then perhaps schoolchildren should be fed on chocolate & burgers in order to make the few fat kids feel less marginalised.
Not suggesting that some children fail at some things. If you tell every loser that they have done well & give them a prize for finishing last you will produce a generation of unincentivised individuals who will think that they will be rewarded even if their work is rubbish. One day you might drive a car built by these guys who will get paid even though they do not know how to fit the brakes.
Politicians. Whatever happened to politeness? The House of Commons is a zoo with nearly all the parties’ members exhibiting nothing but the playground manners of a badly run junior school. Who thinks they are capable of running the country?
Brexit voters. “We don’t need Europe, Europe needs us!” What for, exactly? Apart from Marmite & baked beans I can’t think of anything I need from the UK. On the other hand where do most of the UK supermarkets get their fresh produce from? That would be Europe then, electricity - some from Europe, nurses, farm workers & waitresses - EU, cars, steel, electronics - Europe & beyond. The list goes on. In fact, the UK has very little that the rest of Europe or the rest of the world really needs. Once the borders are reinstated & everything imported to the UK becomes subject to import duty things will get very expensive, especially now that the pound is worth so little!
I think that all the above has produced a nation of woolly headed individuals & its getting worse. Only this morning the banner which runs along the screen on Sky News contained the phrase “will not intrude the view of the setting sun”. They have obviously employed one of the products of the school system who was not permitted to be told that they had failed their english ‘O’ level.Now that person can go on to bastardise the english language to millions of viewers.
The law system is treating the murderer of Lee Rigby seriously because he is seeking damages for injuries received in prison. I assume that the tax payer will pay for his solicitor and pay for the defence of the officers concerned. The taxpayer will be out of pocket & the family of Lee Rigby will be insulted. Bring back the death penalty, it would be cheaper!
Compensation payments for trajedies get larger depending on how much publicity those get, made by both charities & government bodies, even when the recipients may have contributed to their own misfortune or even if an illegal activity was involved. Foreign aid worth over £370 million is given to Pakistan despite that country’s ability to spend huge amounts on nuclear weapons & its space programme. What is the UK government thinking?
Now the government, in its desire to leave the EU (& having used forced EU legislation as one of the reasons for doing so) has passed a vote enshrining all these laws into UK ones! As Homer would say "Doh!"
So I think that the EU is better off without that ball & chain known as the UK. Let’s treat it as an old fashioned leper colony or a plague ship. We do not want our adopted home to become infected with such stupidity, do we. The rest of Europe will be well rid!