May 17, 2010
UK elections a new beginning? 2010
The UK has become mostly an unpleasant place to live in, especially London. Many people who are not English have asked me over the last five years what's England is like? As a teacher, I have always given them what they wanted to hear. They have always wanted to hear a romantic story of what its like to live in the UK. They expect to hear about tea in the afternoon, the queen, lots of rain, fish and chips, the pub, the London Underground, polite English people and other such classic British traditions, institutions and myths of old. I have always told them the romantic side as of England as it once was, when I was a child so not to shatter the illusion. Sadly the UK is no more. The UK has become a festering melting pot of people from other lands living in a disharmonious environment, the UK has become a "Fuck You" society, a society where people don't care about others, a selfish society and a dangerous place to be. I would not want to raise a child there, if what we read in the papers is to be true. I would terrified to do so. There are still some pockets and forgotten places and known places in England, that still remain beautiful and unspoiled, places such as Devon, Cornwall, parts of Dorset, Somerset and Scotland but you have to know where to look. These places are truly beautiful and lets hope they live long.
Lets hope the new coalition government can sweep up the social and economic mess and start anew making the UK a better place for all. We can only hope so, for hope is all we have.