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    Yes, it's amazing! I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
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    No, I hate it. Can't wait to leave.
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    Eh. It's okay. I'm not that bothered either way.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    **** pay, **** people, **** weather, crap health system, poor education.

    I think I'll go abroad.
    I think you'll only find disappointment. With the possible exception of the Nordic countries things aren't much different elsewhere. Indeed they're often much worse.

    The UK is one of the best parts of the world to live in, maybe if you travel more you'll recognise that.
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    England's a diverse place. I absolutely love some of it, and dislike other parts. In general though, I don't think I could ever bring myself to leave the UK permanently.

    (Original post by insoms)
    This

    We have an incredible heritage and history, we literally led the world in so many ways (including my area which is Physics).

    Nowadays? Not so much, all facebook and reality tv. The British public as a whole are some of the worst in Europe. Living for the weekend clubbing over and over till you cant remember it and then on Monday making status updates "Can't wait for the weekend!" "so bored!"

    We used to lead the world industrially, now we lead it (right behind America) as the degeneration of modern society. Would love to move somewhere in Europe.
    Believe it or not, you can still lead the world and enjoy dancing, drinking and socialising during the weekends.

    (Original post by Nightstar-27)
    I want to see the best for England and I hope one day it'll have better relations with ex-colonies (especially Ireland).
    I hate to be pedantic, but Ireland was never a colony of England or Britain. It was part of the UK, not some territory like Australia or Bermuda.
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    I like Oxford.
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    I feel fortunate to live in a Western democracy. However, I have no "love" for England, its history, its people or sport.
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    I like England. LOVE London.
    And I'm Scottish so we don't all hate the English.
    All the hype for the England team at the world cup always irritates me though.
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    I like it. There are good bits (music, diversity, London, accents, Stephen Fry, etc.) but there are some crap bits (the government, the royal family, etc.)
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    I live in my home town and it is slowly dying after a growth spurt under Labour. There is little sense of community now. Petty crime is a problem as is anti-social behaviour. The politicians have resorted to petty squabbles. A lot of people lead isolated lives. It's not that pretty to look at either. Litter is a problem. People look unhappy and stressed. Some people drive in their cars as if on some mission to get away from everything.
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    Like the country, hate the state of the affairs though.

    Off to either Russia or America when I can.
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    i'm going off it
    always wanted to move back to ireland
    but now the economy is ****e
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    (Original post by Helpful_Charlie)
    Like the country, hate the state of the affairs though.

    Off to either Russia
    Is that for the seamless Russian state (of) affairs?
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    There are other places I'd rather live, but I love certain parts of England. But the majority of the time I don't see what the fuss is about. I think it's a bit weird to get horrifically offended if someone burns a flag. It's just a bit of material.
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    (Original post by SteveCrain)
    Is that for the seamless Russian state (of) affairs?
    No, it's because they have more national pride, something that is seen as taboo over here. Also, I like their climate and especially the architecture within underground stations - any nation that cares that much about their underground is a place to be.
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    (Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
    I think you'll only find disappointment. With the possible exception of the Nordic countries things aren't much different elsewhere. Indeed they're often much worse.

    The UK is one of the best parts of the world to live in, maybe if you travel more you'll recognise that.
    May I ask why you think they are worse? Of the many people I know who have lived in the UK and abroad, everyone agrees that the UK has a very poor standard of living compared to other countries such as the USA or Australia.
    Seeing that the UK has one of the lowest (possibly lowest) spending powers in Europe along with the smallest house size, a crap health system, and declining education, I would argue that the UK is far from being one of the best places in the world to live in, especially when it was one of the most powerful countries only 100 years ago.
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    (Original post by Helpful_Charlie)
    No, it's because they have more national pride, something that is seen as taboo over here. Also, I like their climate and especially the architecture within underground stations - any nation that cares that much about their underground is a place to be.
    Unless you're one of the countless immigrants who are beaten to death in the underground stations, or harassed by the police.
    How many times have you been to Russia?
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    voted it's ok, but today it was far better than that
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    Aye, but that's not patriotism seeing as I'm from Scotland...
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    I do like it here, more because I'm used to the culture and food than anything though. I certainly wouldn't call myself a patriot, in fact I'm the complete opposite. I find it difficult to be proud of the achievements which have taken place in this country, mainly because I have had literally nothing to do with them and the only thing associated with such things is the completely random and arbitary fact that I happen to have been born within it's borders. So no, I don't love the country as an entity, but I do enjoy living within it. I hope that makes some sort of sense, but meh.
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    (Original post by Gryffindor)
    I love England because its my home and anyone loves their home... But as a country, no I don't LOVE it.
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    I love london and I love England's history and fashion but I hate chavs ... still I'd never live abroad for too long, no country's ideal but England's the best for me.
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    (Original post by SteveCrain)
    Unless you're one of the countless immigrants who are beaten to death in the underground stations, or harassed by the police.
    How many times have you been to Russia?
    People are murdered EVERYWHERE in the world. Does the fact that the failed asylum seeker hit and killed someone mean that it's going to happen to everyone that lives here? NO. Russia is not that racist, it's been sensationalised by those who wish to discredit the progress made by them.

    Black people over here are disproportionately favoured in stop and searches, does that make the police racist? NO.

    I've yet to go to Russia but will be going during the next year.
 
 
 
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