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Britain, Britain, Britain... watch

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    So Barclays and HSBC have announced profits of £6 billion in the midst of a recession.. No doubt this will go nicely with the executives bonuses and what not..

    I find myself increasingly disillusioned with the quality of life in England.. My whole family have worked all their lives and yet we still tread water just above the breadline, while people happily accept Government hand outs and potentially live fiscally better off.
    This along with the media frenzies of crime rates, house prices, celebrities pathetic love lives, health care scandals, Government scandals means that there seems to be little optimism for the young generation.

    We, the young and those even younger than us, are given the task of rebuilding this country after the acts of, frankly, greed committed over the years.

    Yet, we seem to be being punished as a result. Exams are too easy for us. It's far too easy to get ourselves a degree these days. We're anti social and risk imploding the NHS because we dare have a second beer in the pub, or even risk shattering the pub trade for daring to buy our beer in supermarkets. We wear hoodies so therefore we must be out on the streets attacking people, listen to our iPods so we must obviously never speak to anyone.

    We are labelled as all these by the baby boomers who have threatened our generation's livelihood and futures, so why should we pick up the pieces?

    Feel free to discuss, read or just tell me I'm overreacting.. but with the risk of creating a young/old divide, I think we're being hard done by.

    Old news is old.


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