The thing about personal wealth and stability is that Governments have a way of removing it from individuals if they find themselves in deep financial trouble and in need of more money. Things go belly up not when people have nothing but when what they have is removed from them improperly with no redress. From that point of view I think we should watch what is starting to happen in Europe with interest and be sure that it could happen here as well. Shoulders to the wheel would seem a better solution.
Quite agree, but until such time as we have some real and effective leadership nationally and locally, I'm not putting my shoulder to the wheel; I'll just follow our national ethos; look after number one because no one else will. Shoulder to the wheel might be the right and tried austerity exhortation though. Nonetheless, it smacks of another, which I suspect our politicians still don't get. Went something like this - Your strength, your resolution, your courage, will bring us victory!
Not sure we can just stand back and let it happen without it affecting us ? Our current trajectory is leading to our infrastructure collapsing, the NHS is in dire straights, the tax burden is ever rising and perhaps most worrying of all future generations are going to end up poorer that their parents, with well paying jobs becoming scarcer and scarcer. I can't see that there is a magic wand to make these challenges disappear so it's up to us all to put our shoulders to the wheel and insist on things being done properly (do it once, do it right and no excuses) and value for money. The latter is key as most of our public services are appalling value.
Number 6, can't argue with that! Only trouble is, these days no one, no one at all will notice or listen. Many simply grumble, but don't do anything more. Perhaps like me, they've found they are just banging their heads against a brick wall. Yes, it really is nice when you stop! So. For me, from now on, just let it happen, if it doesn't affect me, I don't want to know. Just live and let live.
Yes, totally agree! Sainsburys this afternoon, walking through aisles, two shall we say economy sized ladies walking very slowly pushing a trolly side on, looking at stuff but not letting anyone pass. Casual insolent rudeness; the me,me,me society. Comprehensive education really works doesn't it.
You mean the 4x4 brigade who can just about manage to go forwards in a straight line but find anything else too tricky- especially reversing in car park bays ? Sadly a decline in standards seems to be endemic across all areas of life.
Well, with headcount well down, if I was Chief Constable I'm not sure I'd concentrate on traffic. It's hugely unpopular. In my view, much bad driving is excaserbated by people who purchase high powered large cars they are actually scared of driving. Boy racers are just a nusance.