Get me out of here!
What is happening to the old country? All these huge scandals that are raging around don’t fit the image of a Great Britain, that place respected by all the world that I left behind. I’ve been back here for eight months and I’m absolutely astonished at what has happened in the twenty-one years I’ve been away. Any place has its ups and downs, but right now there seem to be far more downs than ups here – and they are not minor ones. The BBC furore; massive paedophile charges; soccer gone mad with outrageous transfer fees, salaries and racial slurs; energy firms, that are no longer British, with ‘rigged’ gas prices; immigrants claiming benefits right left and centre; NHS providing free health services to anyone who cares to demand it; threatened state controls of the free press; Alu Qatada released today to cost tax payers £5m a year in benefits and supervision costs; ‘elf n’ safety laws gone mad – toilet roll card interiors to be microwaved for a minimum of 10 seconds if they are to be used in craft work by children; now a breast feeding doll for two year olds upwards. Every day some stupid thing is reported because Brussels has deemed it to be so. Today I read , ‘Trust your instincts they are 90% right’, well, I’m no celebrity, like Nadine Dorries in Australia, but right now my instinct says, ‘Get me out of here’.