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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    That in a nutshell is why I hate London
    I walk around looking at all the money there and it actually annoys me haha
    Eg went to a marcus du sautoy lecture last week (AND I met him hell yeah!!!) and saw the shard for the first time (I'm not local to london) and just got really frustrated to see where money goes
    At the same time as food banks being the most popular they've been in 10 years in UK
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    nah, I love it. Diversity's great, and there are cheaper pubs.

    having said that, poverty is a problem, but there's nowhere near as many homeless people on the streets as there are in other towns (espesh cambridge).

    The main problems in London at the moment are for me, the gender pay gap and, biggest of all, the housing crisis. I'm lucky, because it doesn't affect me, but it does for a lot of people.

    people having to use food banks is a national scandal.

    but it's a lot better than some other places in the country. Racism is almost non-existent here, and incredibly frowned upon.
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Went to Switzerland for a trip to CERN, bloody hell the pints there are like £6!

    I can't actually give you too detailed an answer, but living costs in London are high, so there's a higher average wage there. Also, it's populated by some very wealthy people. Quite a fair few of them are not price conscious. These basically means people can sell things for a higher price.
    Omg do you go to an amazing school? You went to cern? That's so amazing!!!
    The house prices are just a ****ing joke tbh absolutely laughable
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    nah, I love it. Diversity's great, and there are cheaper pubs.

    having said that, poverty is a problem, but there's nowhere near as many homeless people on the streets as there are in other towns (espesh cambridge).

    The main problems in London at the moment are for me, the gender pay gap and, biggest of all, the housing crisis. I'm lucky, because it doesn't affect me, but it does for a lot of people.

    people having to use food banks is a national scandal.

    but it's a lot better than some other places in the country. Racism is almost non-existent here, and incredibly frowned upon.
    Yeah, Edinburgh has a lot of homeless actually
    The housing crisis is ridiculous & yh gender pay gap is a problem, I suppose that will always be more prominent in bigger cities
    That's really good! Racism is fairly inherent around me. Lots of working class UKIP voters. I do my best to change that and talk to everybody I meet about voting and what they think is important and basically try to convince them to vote green aha.


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    Omg do you go to an amazing school? You went to cern? That's so amazing!!!
    The house prices are just a ****ing joke tbh absolutely laughable


    Yeah, Edinburgh has a lot of homeless actually
    The housing crisis is ridiculous & yh gender pay gap is a problem, I suppose that will always be more prominent in bigger cities
    That's really good! Racism is fairly inherent around me. Lots of working class UKIP voters. I do my best to change that and talk to everybody I meet about voting and what they think is important and basically try to convince them to vote green aha.


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    fair enough. I could never vote green in a general election (I side closer to Miliband) but I'd vote green for local.
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    (Original post by Guills on wheels)
    fair enough. I could never vote green in a general election (I side closer to Miliband) but I'd vote green for local.
    My heart often says labour but they're too busy being centre right /trying to pick up lost tory voters since all the working class seem to be going for UKIP and all the young seem to be going for green

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    My heart often says labour but they're too busy being centre right /trying to pick up lost tory voters since all the working class seem to be going for UKIP and all the young seem to be going for green

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    apart from me.

    I'm going for bed.

    Sleep well! x
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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Omg do you go to an amazing school? You went to cern? That's so amazing!!!
    The house prices are just a ****ing joke tbh absolutely laughable


    Yeah, Edinburgh has a lot of homeless actually
    The housing crisis is ridiculous & yh gender pay gap is a problem, I suppose that will always be more prominent in bigger cities
    That's really good! Racism is fairly inherent around me. Lots of working class UKIP voters. I do my best to change that and talk to everybody I meet about voting and what they think is important and basically try to convince them to vote green aha.


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    I guess you could call it amazing, boarding school eh :rolleyes:

    CERN wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be to be honest, since we didn't go underground to see the actual tunnels. We had a few lectures given by people with ridiculously thick accents so we couldn't really understand them. Apart from that, they have toiletry vending machines outside their dining hall which actually has very reasonably priced food for Geneva. Food was very good though!

    Geneva has other places to visit like the UN, and there are some bloody incredible views of the Alps. Oh and there are watch stores literally everywhere :lol:

    Bought a CERN hard hat which is the best souvenir ever :cool:


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    (Original post by Guills on wheels)
    apart from me.

    I'm going for bed.

    Sleep well! x
    Aw goodnight! x

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    I guess you could call it amazing, boarding school eh :rolleyes:

    CERN wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be to be honest, since we didn't go underground to see the actual tunnels. We had a few lectures given by people with ridiculously thick accents so we couldn't really understand them. Apart from that, they have toiletry vending machines outside their dining hall which actually has very reasonably priced food for Geneva. Food was very good though!

    Geneva has other places to visit like the UN, and there are some bloody incredible views of the Alps. Oh and there are watch stores literally everywhere :lol:

    Bought a CERN hard hat which is the best souvenir ever :cool:


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    Aw wow, sounds incredible all of it! I've always wanted to go because it's on the French Swiss side
    Omg that's so cool

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    Am I the only one who has no idea about how politics work? I have a general idea of what UKIP and BNP stand for, but labour, conservative and lib dem? Not really... :indiff:


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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    My heart often says labour but they're too busy being centre right /trying to pick up lost tory voters since all the working class seem to be going for UKIP and all the young seem to be going for green

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    Thankfully that silly idea of a citizen's income costing around £280 billion a year seems to have been scrapped from the manifesto.
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Am I the only one who has no idea about how politics work? I have a general idea of what UKIP and BNP stand for, but labour, conservative and lib dem? Not really... :indiff:


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    I've only recently gotten into it tbh but I think it's so important to read up on
    Have a look at this voteforpolicies.org.uk

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    I've only recently gotten into it tbh but I think it's so important to read up on
    Have a look at this voteforpolicies.org.uk

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    Will do tomorrow! However some of the dumbest things I've ever heard have all come from a politician's mouth :facepalm: idk if I'll end up being interested :lol:


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    Will do tomorrow! However some of the dumbest things I've ever heard have all come from a politician's mouth :facepalm: idk if I'll end up being interested :lol:


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    Oh yeah don't get me wrong politics is all a big game and more about people with money than people with passion but ain't that just the way of the world anyway

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Oh yeah don't get me wrong politics is all a big game and more about people with money than people with passion but ain't that just the way of the world anyway

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    Money rules the world eh... That's why I don't think I'd like politics
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Money rules the world eh... That's why I don't think I'd like politics
    Yeah
    Like for a long time I thought about teaching and then trying to get into government as part of the education department but I'm just not of that prestige

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Yeah
    Like for a long time I thought about teaching and then trying to get into government as part of the education department but I'm just not of that prestige

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    I think a major flaw is that politicians are mostly from rich backgrounds - they therefore do not really understand what it is like to be poor...

    Also, I just tried voteforpolicies and I've just realised I'm not really interested in those policies at all tl;dr'd it and gave up :lol:
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    I think a major flaw is that politicians are mostly from rich backgrounds - they therefore do not really understand what it is like to be poor...

    Also, I just tried voteforpolicies and I've just realised I'm not really interested in those policies at all tl;dr'd it and gave up :lol:
    Oh yh definitely :/
    Hahah oh never mind then just vote greens for me would ya

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Oh yh definitely :/
    Hahah oh never mind then just vote greens for me would ya

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    Does anything bad happen to me if I don't vote?
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Does anything bad happen to me if I don't vote?
    I think you can get fined if you don't register to vote but you don't have to actually vote.
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Does anything bad happen to me if I don't vote?
    Ahahah nah, register tho anyway just so the option is there. There will be TV debates (hopefully) soon anyway running up to the election

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Ahahah nah, register tho anyway just so the option is there. There will be TV debates (hopefully) soon anyway running up to the election

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    I don't know how naive it is to say this but what difference will my one vote make..?


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