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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:16pm
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The news today has been awful to watch, events in Glasgow, Intu in administration, the little boy who was thrown off the Tate Modern, UK deaths due to Coronavirus 186, police taking selfies with the bodies of the 2 ladies murdered in London.

I am starting to feel society is breaking down it's like an apocalyptic film.

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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:06pm

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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:06pm

Only now! 

Where have you been, in hospital in a coma? 

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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:50pm

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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:50pm

The entire year has been a disaster, but most of the societal issues have been coming due to the divisive nature of the Brexit campaign.  I can't see how it can be repaired.  As for the virus, it will pass and life will go on - indeed Scotland and Ireland have reported 0 deaths on many occasions the past few weeks. England still has much to do in that respect.

But with regards to Britain... It is done I'm afraid. Whatever was in the past that folk hark back  to is never returning.

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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:25pm

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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:25pm

Pix Elated wrote on Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:16pm:

The news today has been awful to watch, events in Glasgow, Intu in administration, the little boy who was thrown off the Tate Modern, UK deaths due to Coronavirus 186, police taking selfies with the bodies of the 2 ladies murdered in London.

I am starting to feel society is breaking down it's like an apocalyptic film....

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Just to add to the grim news, more riots in Brixton and notting hill , attacking police with knives, smashing their cars up and chasing them down the road ! illegal raves on a almost nightly occurrence attended by thousands of people , and no doubt more protests this weekend attended by thousands no doubt ignoring social distancing as the norm. All in all it's pretty awful !

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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:15pm

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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:15pm

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They might be heading to the coast but I for one will be having my own form of shielding to avoid the idiots as we have gone through the lock down and don't want to take risks now. 

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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:14pm

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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:14pm

The Guarda Civil would not tolerate the anti social behaviour seen in Britain nowadays. Sadly, the police aren’t allowed to say boo.   It’s the same in N.I sadly. The police don’t appear to  have any authority to deal with thugs the way they deserve.  The law seems to be on the side of the villains in today’s world. I don’t know when this happened but all we ever hear is THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS interfering.  Law and order is absolutely vital and in today’s world, decent people aren’t safe from crime. Years ago, if you called 999 in an emergency, the police would have been at your door in minutes....not so nowadays.  There is no respect for anyone.  Even school teachers are walked over by children and their parents.  How life has changed, years ago if a teacher told our parents that we had been troublesome or not hadn’t been doing our homework, our parents would have supported the teacher and rightly so.  In today’s world, school teachers are verbally and physically abused by students and many times, parents see nothing wrong in this behaviour. So....where does that leave us in society today?  If parents are incapable of teaching their children right from wrong and the schools aren’t allowed to guide them, there is no hope.  Society is fast declining and because we oldies all have standards we cannot understand what is happening to our world. 

Parents don’t chastise their children, schools aren’t allowed to, the police daren’t  touch them and the behaviour we have all seen on tv recently is the result.  No point in us being so shocked, it has been going on for years and we have stood by and watched it.

In a Spain, every Christmas in most large towns, you will find a wonderful nativity scene close to the church.  You will never see security guards or police standing guard over them. There is no need.  Nobody in Spain is going to cause it any damage, they respect their Christian background and even though many young Spaniards no longer attend church, their respect is bred into them.

This could Never happen in the UK,  it would be destroyed before the first night was over unless it was securely under lock and key with an alarm system attached!  

It’s time to teach young children to respect their elders.  It’s as simple as that.  We owe it to our youngsters to encourage them to learn right from wrong. 

If we don’t speak up and demand change ,  everything will continue to go into a decline and our country will get worse and worse.   God help us all.

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:15am

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:15am

I fully echo the statement by Grannyrose. However the  majority of us do install morals into our children. Unfortunately I won't go into my full thoughts on the subject as I will be chastised on here and its a particularly awkward subject.

The main point is correct in such that people in authority are scared to act due to repercussions whether racially, physically or verbally. 

I would love to be a policeman for a day........oh the fun of it!

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:06pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:06pm

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Living in NI and being subjected day and daily to the green and orange can be hell.  Politics comes into absolutely everything and the police have no powers whatsoever... that’s my opinion anyway. Constantly, we have had money wasted over and over and over when it isn’t going to do any good. We need as much money as we can get for our NHS, schools, welfare and many other vital issues. Remember Ray, we are still subject to the European courts until the end of the year.  

Boris Johnston comes from a world where people respect their fellow man. Pretty much the same way that you and I live our lives. As I said before, the younger generation appear to do whatever pleases them as we saw on the beach in Bournemouth the other day.    Who was going to go amongst those sun worshipers and tell them to go home?  The only people I can think of would be The Guarda Civil!  Unfortunately, they weren’t available!  
The world is upside down !

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:35pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:35pm

Not sure it's even a 'younger generation "thing at all Grannyrose.

The recent riots in London and othe cities over BLM appeared to be older white males in their 40s and 50s. I accept NI has it's particular longstanding issues but historically the Police have not been even handed towards certain communities, which created a legacy if ill will and little respect.

Boris Johnston cares for no one but the wealthy. Be under no illusion about that. 

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:12pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:12pm

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Agreed, reminds me of reading about the crime wave during the Second World War, Churchill had made his Their Finest Hour speech while criminals were having a field day. 

From Wikipedia 

"Between 1939 and 1945, reported crimes in England and Wales rose from 303,711 to 478,394, an increase of 57 per cent. What was behind this huge jump? The blackout and the bombs were the most obvious factors, and murder, rape, robbery, burglary and theft all flourished in the dark and the chaos."

Nothing to be proud of and can compare to attacks on the Police at illegal raves, the attacks on Police and Council officials at the Dorset beaches and the scum who took the BLM marches as an opportunity to cause wholesale damage and to attack those upholding the law and taking away from the essential message of the protests, all during a Global crisis. 

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