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After the world cup failure is there anything we are good at?

Thay say we're good at nuMeeja but all I see is untutored, half-arsed ***** in cinema, art, graphic design, etc.

They say we punch above our weight in pop music but how much of a pisstake were Gorillaz at Glasto and how much pop is a watered down version of US r'n'b or chug, chug, chug landfill indie?

They say we have good techie r'n'd shops but ARM employs a relative handful of people with most of the benefit going to far-east licencees.

They say London is a major financial centre but it's now welfare scrounger number one.

So other than selling bricks to each other with bigger and bigger bank loans what do we really do well?

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After the world cup failure is there anything we are good at?

Thay say we're good at nuMeeja but all I see is untutored, half-arsed ***** in cinema, art, graphic design, etc.

They say we punch above our weight in pop music but how much of a pisstake were Gorillaz at Glasto and how much pop is a watered down version of US r'n'b or chug, chug, chug landfill indie?

They say we have good techie r'n'd shops but ARM employs a relative handful of people with most of the benefit going to far-east licencees.

They say London is a major financial centre but it's now welfare scrounger number one.

So other than selling bricks to each other with bigger and bigger bank loans what do we really do well?

Ummmmm . . . probably no, yes.

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[Now the trouble starts.

I'm calling knock out a scotsman monday.

Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough. Besides, we fight back and I've heard you lot are lousy at defense.

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Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough. Besides, we fight back and I've heard you lot are lousy at defense.

Oh come on. Have you ever seen a Scot who was not drunk? You'd never be sober for monday. Not this Monday anyway.....

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No, but I agree we need to wind our necks in a bit sometimes (not least in the bloody football).

Englands ok really but as a population we are far too self-analytical IMPO.

Splitter!

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Oh come on. Have you ever seen a Scot who was not drunk? You'd never be sober for monday. Not this Monday anyway.....

I never drink. And before you get confused, I'm not Glaswegian.

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After the world cup failure is there anything we are good at?

Thay say we're good at nuMeeja but all I see is untutored, half-arsed ***** in cinema, art, graphic design, etc.

They say we punch above our weight in pop music but how much of a pisstake were Gorillaz at Glasto and how much pop is a watered down version of US r'n'b or chug, chug, chug landfill indie?

They say we have good techie r'n'd shops but ARM employs a relative handful of people with most of the benefit going to far-east licencees.

They say London is a major financial centre but it's now welfare scrounger number one.

So other than selling bricks to each other with bigger and bigger bank loans what do we really do well?

I don't know, as I said on the England Germany thread, I'm Australian ... or was that Walesian, no Walesman, no Welshman - Welsh! Yes, I'm Welsh. Nothing to do with me.

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Oh come on. Have you ever seen a Scot who was not drunk? You'd never be sober for monday. Not this Monday anyway.....

i lived many years in england, and i honestly think the english have a much bigger pub and social club culture than the scots. i will say it was the north of england i lived in, and im from the highlands in scotland not some sinkhole estate from glasgow that in general gives many people the impression of scots as drunken hooligans that have heart attacks at 40 and eat fried mars bars.

scotland is very diverse an area with many very respectable people not the pisspots you see lying in the streets in london that embarrass more scots than they do anyone else.

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The trouble is that many things good about England and also the United Kingdom have either been sold off or traded for short term economic gain. Take university for example. It still attracts many foreign students but this won't continue now that the degree has been cheapened and universities have been turned into polytechnics. Take science. The UK punches above its weight with the number of papers it produces but this won't continue for too long now that the higher education has been allowed to degrade so much and there are fewer scientists being trained up. Culture is another thing that has been traded in for short term economic gain through unfettered migration.

Essentially the problem is that everything that is good is taken for granted and only missed once it is gone. A healthy country needs to maintain itself and look to the future.

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I think one of the problems with this is country is "If it's not value for money, it's useless.

We have a lot of talent and skills here which are undervalued. The health service has been turned into a political foot ball game and of course we have England as players. One thing about the coilition is that they have got ridden of some of the Blairite on the back of fag paper ill thought out legislation that has fairly p**ed anyone off who wants to move on.

Unfortunatly, I'm not hopeful that the Cons are going to make the right choices

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After the world cup failure is there anything we are good at?

Thay say we're good at nuMeeja but all I see is untutored, half-arsed ***** in cinema, art, graphic design, etc.

They say we punch above our weight in pop music but how much of a pisstake were Gorillaz at Glasto and how much pop is a watered down version of US r'n'b or chug, chug, chug landfill indie?

They say we have good techie r'n'd shops but ARM employs a relative handful of people with most of the benefit going to far-east licencees.

They say London is a major financial centre but it's now welfare scrounger number one.

So other than selling bricks to each other with bigger and bigger bank loans what do we really do well?

Losing?B)

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The trouble is that many things good about England and also the United Kingdom have either been sold off or traded for short term economic gain. Take university for example. It still attracts many foreign students but this won't continue now that the degree has been cheapened and universities have been turned into polytechnics. Take science. The UK punches above its weight with the number of papers it produces but this won't continue for too long now that the higher education has been allowed to degrade so much and there are fewer scientists being trained up. Culture is another thing that has been traded in for short term economic gain through unfettered migration.

Essentially the problem is that everything that is good is taken for granted and only missed once it is gone. A healthy country needs to maintain itself and look to the future.

I concur. when you look at how postgraduate medical education has been downgraded since the EU qualifications had to be accepted by the medial royal colleges towards Consultancy, it is a recipe for disaster. We've now sunk to the level of the lowest common denominator.:(

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what do we really do well?

  • Sarcasm & irony.
  • Motor racing technology (think Lotus, Williams, McLaren, Lola etc).
  • Pharmaceuticals (legal ones that is).
  • Beer (making and drinking thereof).
  • Computer games.
  • Self-flagellation.
  • TV & radio programmes.
  • Oil exploration (with some notable recent exceptions of course).
  • Cycle time-trialing.
  • State surveillance of private individuals.
  • Rugby & cricket.
  • Military special forces.

Is that enough?

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