Political Interest wrote:You know very well that it is a problem. Pointing out that it is a problem is not some sort of criticism of the UK.
It is a problem, I did say that, but it doesn't mean the sky is falling and it is a problem that might well be no different to the past and is present in most every country in the world.
It is my observation that in the absence of compelling evidence people just believe what they want to believe. What does it say about you that you rush to believe the UK is headed for catastrophe at every opportunity? That is some kind of wishful thinking there.
Political Interest wrote:No but their policies contributed to the decline of the working class communities.
Thatcher let them buy their council houses for bargain prices. What did Blair do? I can't think of anything except the Iraq war? Also just because you imagine the "working classes" are in decline doesn't mean they are. Again this is just you believing what you want to believe.
Political Interest wrote:Incorrect. Far right extremism is also an increasing concern for the authorities. The government recently banned one such group.
"far right extremism" is an incorrect label, it would be better called anti-islamic extremism and it is definitely not a separate thing to islamic extremism indeed the islamic extremism is the cause of the anti-islamic extremism. So it is all two sides of one problem.
Political Interest wrote:People also didn't think the USSR could collapse even as late as the 1970s. You like a lot of people in England don't want to acknowledge the severe systemic problems and incompetence of your political class.
Some did think it would collapse, it turns out they were right. I'll happily acknowledge anything there is any actual evidence for, perhaps you can rub your crystal ball and provide some since you are pofo's Mystic Meg.
Political Interest wrote:Hardly an Anglophobe, in fact quite the reverse. I always defend England when it's attacked by foreigners in day to day life.
Could you actually find an example of where I've made anti-English statements?
I can't be bothered to search through your posting history right now. For now I'll accept your claim.
Political Interest wrote:I'm highly critical of established British political thinking and systems, though. I think the politicians in the UK are completely wrong about everything.
What are they wrong about?
Political Interest wrote:New Zealand. I'm basically an Anglo-Saxon.
Not all kiwis are Anglo-Saxon. What is your cultural and genetic heritage? What tribe are you loyal to?
Political Interest wrote:Nazi?
I reject racism entirely. If I was a Nazi I'd want a racial policy and believe in superior and inferior races.
You could still be a civic fascist like Franco or Mussolini.