Re UK gone Mad Worst than I thought!

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  1. kglblue

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    We have become a country where service to the public, for example our utilities, are sold off, in the case of "Royal Mail" far too cheaply.
    My Postman/woman changes all the time a different person almost daily, often my mail isn't delivered because they can't find my house, a total of 35 houses in the village. The post comes at a different time daily from 10.30am until (I kid you not) 3.30pm, this morning it was 12.45pm according to the card that was left.
    A package wasn't delivered because it has to be signed for, my neighbour would have signed but wasn't asked, I was round the back in my garden!

    The local Post Office has closed and there is an "office" in Costcutter.
    The Package will not be delivered again, however after 6 hours it can be collected from the post office in my nearest town a return trip 0f 32 miles, the buses stopped running 15 years ago. I can pay a 75p handling charge to have it redelivered next Thursday 24th July or 75p to have it sent to the local office in costcutter again on 24th July.

    We pay a fortune in Government Taxes, directly and indirect in VAT for example, and we pay a fortune in local taxes, yet the services shrink further every year. The bins, parks, buses, road maintenance, water, gas, electricity to name a few, the list seems endless, are all privatised. The giant power companies are being investigated cos they are suspected of running a price fixing cartel, like doh, what did you expect them to do?

    I'll end the rant here cos I could go on and on with example after example, but I have to say I'm so bloody sick of it. We the public have become the fat cow that can be milked till there's nothing left.
     
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  2. kglblue

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    I've made a cup of tea, and sat in my Van parked on the Drive and I feel a bit better now.
     
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  3. Robert Clark

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    We run a business and unti recently our mail never arrived before lunchtime. As businesses should get their mail as a priority over households, it's good job you don't live here or you 'do never get your mail
    It wasn't so long ago that we got two deliveries a day
    It's a sad sign of the times
     
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  4. PP Bear

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    Can do nothing but agree with it all :(

    Watched a guy on TV using a hosepipe while there was a ban on. He looked straight into the camera and begged the water company to take him to court for the use of so many litres of water. His reasoning was sound. While the Government were about to fine the water company for leakages, they said that the 3 million + litres of water that was lost DAILY in just the London district was acceptable!!!

    Our Country has changed so much it's almost beyond recognition. Immigration, lack of housing, schooling, reductions in the military, reductions in the police force, rising costs, the awful road systems etc. like you I could go on, but what's the point :(

    I'll retire in a few years and that'll be me abroad somewhere with the motorhome, spending my money and pension where I'll get more value for my hard earned cash :)
     
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    Well i didn't vote them in :)
     
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    As much as I agree about all the problems you can't really be suggesting they were all started by the current bunch of half wits in charge.

    Tony the war criminal Blair and good old Gordon the moron Brown need to shoulder a fair bit of the blame I think.

    This country didn't turn into crap overnight and it's still a hell of a lot better than many others.
     
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  7. Kool Kroozer

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    Totally agree with kjlblue, we rant about it all the time - and immigration - but lets not go there, councils take your council tax every month but when you need something doing they are nowhere to be seen until they have their hand out for more money = grrrrrrrr.... its all going up apart from wages to match - unless your a politician, solicitor or any other form of what can only be described as the fat cats of society ....
     
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  8. cruiser

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    we had to take in my wifes sisters dog in.because has gone into a care home with dementia. the vet will not give my wife any details about the dog because its against the new rules.they have to have a telephone call, from my wifes sister.please they know her.
     
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  9. kglblue

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    I'm not going to be partisan in this discussion, I think all 3 major political parties do not understand that the vast majority of us are not thickies, we see what they do, we see through their smokescreens, how they further their own interest. We are badly let down by people who say one thing to get elected then tear up the promises they made. Untrustworthy shysters who I wouldn't buy a used car from. The Secretary of State for work and pensions has had £42million written off by the treasury, he used it to develop a computer software system that will never work and is said to be "not fit for purpose" Robert Clark an earlier contributor to this discussion runs a business, could you afford to lose millions Robert, and expect to stay in business? Then we are told that because of "austerity" we have to accept a reduction of our basic services and amenities because they cannot be afforded. The Tories blame Labour, but I was around at the time and have a good memory of how in 2008 the Banking System collapsed because they (the Bankers) had taken our money, our savings everything in our Bank accounts and lent it to people who had no hope of paying it back, because they could sell bad debts on, and still make a profit and get a good bonus/commission. When it collapsed our Government Tory, Labour and Lib Dems took our money not theirs cos we pay the taxes, and compensated the banks to stop them going bust. At this time Gordon Brown was hailed as the saviour of the European Banking system. We should have let them go to the wall, I return to my original point, It's our effing money, they spend it very badly £42million!!! then tell us to tighten our belts. They have forgotten who pays the bills. In response to Forest Boy, I watch the news and thank god I live in the UK, not the Ukraine, not Syria or Palestine, we have stability which I enjoy and I would not want to live anywhere else. But the politicians are completely out of touch living in cloud cuckoo land because they are insulated from the rest of us. The House of Commons Bar is heavily subsidised by us the tax payer, so they have free drinks and meals and tell us our elderly parents cannot have decent care cos we can't afford it. I will rant no more but it truly makes me mad as hell and sick as a parrot. If anyone has any ideas of how to put this right I will listen. Perhaps, as an afterthought, they expect we will wake up at some point, and take to the streets in protest, which is why laughing cuddly, joking Boris the Mayor has brought in water canon for London. Theresa our Home secretary tells him he's wrong, but what she really means is that it's premature and not to be done just yet.

    I shall end by reminding people that in 2003 when we were fed bullshit about weapons of mass destruction, that didn't exist, and went to war with Iraq, our Chancellor Gordon Brown, suddenly announced he had a "war chest" of billions. This when we were going through the usual never ending, there's not enough dosh we must tighten our belts, all in it together period. We are rich we are the 7th richest country in the whole world, the money is spent by politicians who are not even brought to account when they mis-spend £42 million quid of our money.
     
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    Think you need a lie down now. (y)(y)
     
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    I know, I have views and I usually keep them to myself, but I too think this country is going to the dogs and our politicians are taking us there. Cos they have forgotten it's our country not their personal property, their gravy train. We are off in the van tomorrow, staying at Cornish Farm in Taunton. I'll be OK after a chill out and you'll not hear from me again, promise.
     
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    "Our country", now there's a delightfully naive statement.
     
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    I just feel for the youngsters of today, who cannot afford to buy their own place, so have to pay high rents, and they can only dream of getting a job with a decent pension or being able to pay into their own.
     
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    I just love these 'they' rants. Usually means politicians as if they are another species. Most politicians are ordinary folk who, in addition to their jobs, volunteer for local councils, unions, etc. After a good few years they may get elected to local council and even (a few) may get selected by a constituency party as a potential MP candidate. Then there is an election and WE get to vote for them. If they do get elected they can then become an MP for probably less than they were earning before they got the job. They are then accountable to us. In other words 'they' are you and me.
    It's called democracy.
    If you don't like what is happening to this country the paragraph above explains how YOU can influence it.
    No I am not a politician.
     
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    with you phase 3 that any posts that go on about what "they" are doing have missed the point.........................whether it's politicians,immigrants,teachers and social workers or the Health and Safety Brigade.

    Cos guess what, they are just ordinary people too..........................and what would YOU(anyone out there) do in their situation.........................oh I forgot you're a special case and you would do it right........................it's so easy to rant and do nothing.

    OR to go on about public services and overpaid teachers and social workers etc etc(as happened here recently) .................until the "service" has been privatised or removed altogether. Wait until your kids are going to the local Lidl comprehensive or the Aldi academy or the Kwik Fit hospital (now this is giving me an idea)

    In reply to the OP the whole point of capitalism is that YOU are the fat cow that is going to get milked
     
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    our local police force brought two of road motor bikes.but could not use them because they had no trained bikers.so we had to pay for there training.then they had to have a t/nik to service them. by the time they had one the two riders had been transferred to kent.the two bikes sat in western favell police station.for two years.then auctioned of.
     
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    So if the postman had arrived before kglbue went into the back garden earlier today the country wouldn't be going mad?

    I can see tomorrow's Daily Mail headline: LATE POSTMAN SPARKS NATIONWIDE INSANITY SHOCK HORROR

    You should lodge an official complaint with Royal Mail - they might send you a book of stamps to say sorry, just like they did when they lost my recorded delivery parcel. 60 million people becoming mentally unhinged is far more serious than one lost parcel - maybe they'll send two books of stamps.
     
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  18. Gorse Hill

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    I think you will find the Tories have privatised all our services bar none and now only have the NHS to make money out of for there city mates
    Which they are in the process of doing as we speak, tossers
     
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    Sadly I do not think that you are kidding me...

    I do however think that it is not that bad a Postal Service, if despite all their staff turn around that you mentioned, that you are still receiving a "daily" Postal service within a "5 hour window" in your village of only a meagre 35 houses, which sounds like it is served from a PO sorting office which appears to be possibly 16 miles away.

    A colleague of mine based in our office in Rotterdam will now never see one of his neighbours again. His neighbour was only trying to fly on a passenger flight to KL, I must admit that he too is very very upset and angry.....

    perhaps we could say...."World gone Mad Worst than I thought!"
     
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    Although they are not to blame for everything, this Government does have a lot to answer for.

    They have a real talent for cocking stuff up. The sale of the Post Office is just one example.

    Look at the rise in tuition fees to £9000 a year. Reports now suggest that student loans are expected to be written off at the rate of 45p in the £.

    What was the point in raising tuition fees from £3k to £9k when almost half would be written off?

    It's not as if they weren't warned about it, even I knew it was a cock up in the making.

    I won't start on what they have done to the legal system.

    They don't listen and they refuse to take advice from or listen to people who actually understand what is going on in their profession.
     
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