Whiskyman wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:43 am
Interesting the whole British obsession with "class" has come up again. People like Fleas-Dogg and Abbott are at the extreme ends of the political spectrum. Their whole raison d'etre is based on the continued obsession with the ridiculous notion in the 21st century that people should be defined by being in a certain class bracket. Fleas-Dogg believes, and if you don't believe me read some of his comments, that people of his ilk are inherently superior to the rest of us, whereas people like Abbott believe her "class" is condemned to being permanently downtrodden by the "elite". People come in all shapes and sizes and there are all sorts of different views and values spread among those shapes and sizes. People who define themselves as middle or working class frankly piss me off big time. Why can't they just accept themselves as people ?
And digressing onto the subject of the economy I would like to hear how anyone can describe the UK economy as "healthy". It was in a poor state before the Brexit vote and it will be in a poor state after it. Perhaps those who say it is "healthy" or "robust" would care to enlighten the rest of us. Not by comparing our economy to, say Greece or Portugal whose finances are in worse shape than ours. Maybe they could start by explaining why the pound buys 5% fewer dollars, to name one currency, than it did 12 months ago and 15% fewer than 10 years ago ? I use the dollar as an example because as we all know that is the currency most of the world's biggest trades are conducted in.
Agree totally with 1st Paragraph mate....I see Mogster a bit different...
Rich and Not so rich..Poor if you like, is simply a fact of life always has been always will be,
this will never ever change....people are very much mistaken if they think that will change..
Under any regime you want Communism to the Moggs of this world,you WILL have "Rich And
Poor".....Millionaires and Workers...it's life.
Won't go into it to much cos we'll go off topic to much, and you were on about the Class thing.
I think that comes cos we like to pigeon hole ourselves a bit,and basically it's luck of the draw,
where your born, who your born to....but even Old Money came from somewhere..someone,
somewhere.....500 years ago had an Idea,got of his arse and pursued it....got wealthy
from it ,builds himself a big fuck off house.....becomes "Upper Class" and his descendants
benefit.....luck of the draw.
It just gets me when someone hates someone else because they're wealthy,ridiculous IMO,
I'm not saying anyone on here does...it seems political on here,that's the way it should be.
I'll Chuck this in....Tories are not a Rich Mans Party.....It's the "Working Classes" Vote them in...
The Economy in the UK is OK,not quite getting why your so down on it Whisky....it's hard to
define.....but from what I see and read....and unfortunately you do have to compare to
others.....it's reasonably stable which under circumstances is amazing...Still the 5th biggest,
and rates between 5th to 10th for being most healthy,for want of a better word,depending
on which analyst you choose...(courtesy of google,where would we be...
It Prob could be better and without this Euro shit going on I would be disappointed,but it's