1988 v 2008

Is British society now in a better state than 20 years ago?

  • Dramatically better

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  • Better but not significantly

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  • Only slighly better

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Essentially the the state has not been changed

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rather worse

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  • Worse

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  • Much worse

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  • Total voters
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#2
We can buy more gimmicky, non-essential stuff but man is living by bread alone these days and the price of a loaf has shot up.

He's a cunt. So are the rest of the weasaling, seasonally-adjusting nest-feathering bastards.
 
#3
smartascarrots said:
We can buy more gimmicky, non-essential stuff but man is living by bread alone these days and the price of a loaf has shot up.

He's a cunt. So are the rest of the weasaling, seasonally-adjusting nest-feathering bastards.

What s-as-carrots said!!! :D
 
#4
I think is worse, but our today still better than Russia today, our today is better than the USSR back then and our back then just kicked the Soviets out of the ball park!

Having said that, I miss you commie fatherlesses, I miss the IGB and defending German maidens who would give up their cherry to the glorious BAOR!
 
#5
There is a world credit crisis.
Mr Sraw should talk to the chancellor, he was talking about it today.
Mortgages for the average house are now 8 times the average wage, compared to 4 or 5 times in the mid 80's.
 
#6
Bloody Hell! even the verminous pigeons are saying it now..."Whens the Coo, ...Whens the Coo".

I,m gonna save up for a pint.
 
#7
Airfix said:
I think is worse, but our today still better than Russia today, our today is better than the USSR back then and our back then just kicked the Soviets out of the ball park!

Having said that, I miss you commie fatherlesses, I miss the IGB and defending German maidens who would give up their cherry to the glorious BAOR!
Best line in that new Bond movie had to be M: "God, I miss the Cold War!"
 
#8
Aside from the city centres of a few Labour voting cities (e.g. Liverpool), the place is in far greater rag order than in 1998.

Societally, you must be completely blind if you think it is better! Britain has become a nasty place (I only see it once or twice a year, and with such snapshots you really notice the difference).

I guess that "dramatically better" vote is Sven... it would have to be. Or a wah.
 
#9
The place is a fooking shambles today.

Self Apologist ********* running the country, and any old Johnny Foreigner taking money, literally for nothing (but the chicks are free.)
 
#12
I used to do lots of MOD work,before Bae took over the ROF.We were a busy little plating firm. now there is barely enough around to merit the 3 employees we have. We used to do all RollsRoyce/Bentley`s tech plating,and most of it was made down the road in the Gardener Diesel Engines works down the road.
All bentleys pipes are now made and plate in Poland or Holland. They still have some engineering capacity. We feel like we are being beaten all along the road
 
#13
Not voted, but I look at the state of my brothers school then - and look at it now. I look at the state of hospitals and waiting lists then and look at them now. I look at the fiddled unemployment figures of 1988 and look at them now.

However - I look at the fredoms we had and those which are eroded now. I look at the cost of going through university then and look at the cost now. I look at the divide between the haves and have nots then and now.


I think that for different reasons there is catastrophe looming which will take us into waters not even dreamed about by Thatcher, that despair and fear is just around the corner if we let our liberties fall the way this government want.

For reasons totally different to the juvenile arguements bandied on the forum, if this government is not called to book then we will be be going into dark places that have echoes of the soviet system.



I have now voted - things, for different reasons are just as mmuch on the edge of despair.
 
#14
Sven,

Sven said:
I think that for different reasons there is catastrophe looming which will take us into waters not even dreamed about by Thatcher
Do you write this because you think Thatcher was a visionary, or because you thought she was leading us (or led us) into troubled waters?
 
#17
No probs :D


For those who see nothing wrong with ID cards, ask yourself how the soviets used to control their populace using them.

When without them You cannot access, banks, health or welfare services or prove who You are when it is demanded of You, How easy will it be for this government to take Your ID card away if You annoy them.
 
#18
Sven said:
I think that She and her government destroyed our country and for that I will despise Her for ever
at least she had a spine, something our present government seems to be lacking!!
 
#19
Sven said:
No probs :D


For those who see nothing wrong with ID cards, ask yourself how the soviets used to control their populace using them.

When without them You cannot access, banks, health or welfare services or prove who You are when it is demanded of You, How easy will it be for this government to take Your ID card away if You annoy them.
Most EU countries have ID cards, does this sort of thing happen in those nations?

I'm not necessarily advocating ID cards here, but is this not just scaremongering?
 
#20
Sven said:
Not voted, but I look at the state of my brothers school then - and look at it now. I look at the state of hospitals and waiting lists then and look at them now. I look at the fiddled unemployment figures of 1988 and look at them now.

However - I look at the fredoms we had and those which are eroded now. I look at the cost of going through university then and look at the cost now. I look at the divide between the haves and have nots then and now.


I think that for different reasons there is catastrophe looming which will take us into waters not even dreamed about by Thatcher, that despair and fear is just around the corner if we let our liberties fall the way this government want.

For reasons totally different to the juvenile arguements bandied on the forum, if this government is not called to book then we will be be going into dark places that have echoes of the soviet system.



I have now voted - things, for different reasons are just as mmuch on the edge of despair.
FCUK ME! Sven said something balanced and considered!

I'd venture that the unemployment figures are now massaged by keeping too many people in mediocre education far longer than is necessary.

Liberty of the subject was my overwhelming consideration when voting that things had deteriorated.
 

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