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Can The UK Recover?

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AB Editor | 10:24 Wed 15th Feb 2017 | News
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Please define what a recovery would look like to you in your comments.
 

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  • No - 55 votes
  • 68%
  • Yes - 26 votes
  • 32%

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AOG - "a person with actual first hand experience of that subject is more qualified to do so."

First hand experience of 'only' what they have experienced, not everything that went on in that era just because you happened to be alive.
It's interesting that the majority of posters are saying there's nothing wrong with immigration/we couldn't survive without it.
And yet the vast majority (80% at the moment) say we can't recover in the anonymous poll.
Could it be that people are afraid to express their true feelings for fear of being attacked by the more vociferous minority?
ummmm

/// First hand experience of 'only' what they have experienced, not everything that went on in that era just because you happened to be alive. ///

LOL

Even so, still more experience than someone who was not alive during that era,
If the people who voted 'Yes' could explain what the UK will recover from I would be very appreciative.

^ ;-)

Well done Mikey for predictably being the first to introduce both
Colour and Racism into the thread.
-Talbot-

I explained what (I would like to see) the UK recover from in the thread that prompted this poll.

Ed linked it in the 9.34 post, but here it is again.

http://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/News/Question1538364.html
'To me, England is the country, and the country is England. And when I ask myself what I mean by England when I am abroad, England comes to me through my various senses — through the ear, through the eye and through certain imperishable scents … The sounds of England, the tinkle of the hammer on the anvil in the country smithy, the corncrake on a dewy morning, the sound of the scythe against the whetstone, and the sight of a plough team coming over the brow of a hill, the sight that has been seen in England since England was a land … the one eternal sight of England.'

Stanley Baldwin, 1923 [i

'Fifty years on from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on cricket grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and pools fillers and, as George Orwell said, 'Old maids bicycling to holy communion through the morning mist' and, if we get our way, Shakespeare will still be read even in school. '


[i] John Major 1992) ]

What were they on?
I think you have missed my point Bigbad.
Khandro

/// What were they on? ///

Well it must have been 'Warm Beer' and nothing wrong with that, Real Ale' is England's Beer, none of that freezing foreign namby-pamby lager liquid.
Khando, //What were they on?//

They weren’t on anything. Had they been they may have experienced nightmare visions of what this country was to become.
Quite right, AOG. Nothing wrong with old maids neither; some can be rather sprightly, though the 'maid' bit might be stretching it somewhat.
Then you’ll have to explain, -Talbot-
I must be a thicko today - I didn’t understand one of the Ed’s posts on the other thread either!
If, by "recover" you mean cover up (again) its chequered past and conveniently ignore it, then probably.
No we'll never recover, far too many have been allowed in using up our resources, not less the NHS. The immigrants of the 50's are nowhere near like the immigrants of today who mainly just want to abuse our welfare system.
My take on it, Bigbad, which may or may not coincide with Talbot's, is:

Some of us didn't ask for or want mass-immigration and believe the country is damaged beyond recovery. Hence a NO vote.

Others, presumably, asked for and wanted mass-immigration and think, with a bit of luck, the country can recover from it. Hence a YES vote.

Doesn't make much sense, does it.
We might recover from:

1. Heathrow expansion
2. HS2 driven thru settlements
3. Brown & greenbelt development
Later, even John major himself admitted he was laying it on a bit thick. He was trying to show how signing Mastricht wouldn't alter Britain - hmmmm!

Earlier than both of them was Rupert Brooke's The Soldier, less corny and better I think.


IF I should die, think only this of me;
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

tamborine
/// We might recover from:

1. Heathrow expansion
2. HS2 driven thru settlements
3. Brown & greenbelt development ///

I think you have got that all wrong tamborine, we will never recover from a Heathrow expansion, unless you put it all back to how it was, you could also say the same over
HS2 driven through settlements, and greenbelt development, the only one we could recover from and that would also be an advantage "Brown site development".
All 3 are still in planning & being fought off, AOG

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