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It can’t go on …

The British obsession with dissing the Euro project had to end sooner or later. Although, none would have predicted that the collapse of law and order across the entire country would be it.

Now, as violent youths ransack high-streets up and down the country, the Eurozone PIIGS seem to have been quickly forgotten. With images of embarrassed British politicians picking through the wreckage of their country are broadcast around the world, those leading the five Euro nations under the magnifying glass (Portugal, Ireland, Italy Greece and Spain) must be letting out a collective sigh of relief.

Ironically, even the phone hacking scandal was not enough to stop the likes of the vociferous Jeremy Vine verbally lacerating the Euro on his Radio 2 phone-in show throughout July. (Balanced discussion anyone? Don’t make me laugh!)  The Euro crisis has consistently been the way the UK media have chosen to displace or ignore what’s going on at home, particularly if they can also imply that it is the cause of economic problems at home.

The events of the last few days are hard to ignore however, but I still wonder just how long it will be before Britain starts obsessing about Europe once more?

By | 2017-01-06T11:16:34+00:00 August 9th, 2011|Life in England|1 Comment

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  1. Golfy August 15, 2011 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Something happened up “that London” I heard. Bristol had a jewlers broken into. Someone overturned a bin and helped knock down the derelict college in Gloucester. To be honest, there was more damage when the students were revolting…. Some of whom still are.. Revolting I mean.. ;-). That’s not to say its nothing, but don’t believe “everything” Mr Murdoch sells to global television networks. I mean if you’d been pied in the face in front of the world, you’d want to make it look baaaad for the gov.

    My personal opinion is we should bring back national service and have shorter school holidays so that the lazy oiks have something to focus on rather than seeing some gobshites up “that London” on Mr Murdoch’s telebox and thinking “that’ll be a laugh for a night and we might get a free xbox out of currys”

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