Why I Am Glad I Live In The UK

The UK really isn't as bad as people like to make out.

People are so quick to bad-mouth their own country, and I have never met a nation of people more willing to do this than the British. Nowhere else in the world seems to have this level of loathing for the place they call home! And people aren't just a bit mean, they are seriously horrible about the UK. But when you really think about it, it's not as bad as people like to make out.

I was born and raised here, as were my parents, and whilst we all have our moments and things are not perfect, there are much worse places we could live. 

The NHS

Seriously, people need to shut the hell up and give NHS workers a break, it's not perfect, but most NHS staff are doing their best and the financial state of the NHS has nothing to do with them! So shut up lecturing them and just be grateful that:

a) They are willing to save your miserable life for much less than they should be getting

b) That it's not a pay-as-you-go kind of situation, like a lot of countries have!

The staff aren't there to listen to your BS; they are there to save lives, so stop talking and let them do it. 

Women's Rights

Again, it's not perfect, but we are so much further forward than so many places in the world. We might not be treated completely equally, but we can go outside by ourselves without a man present, we are allowed to drive, and we are not treated as property. We can have careers, we don't have to cover up, if we don't want, and for the most part, our bodies belong to us, not the government. We are a hell of a lot luckier than millions of women all over the world, so maybe we start appreciating that a little more. 

Gun Violence

Of course there are guns in the UK, and where there are guns there will be violence, but just look at the amount of mass shootings that happen in the UK compared to the USA. Every time there is a mass shooting in the USA, the victims are failed, because nothing is ever done, so the next time it happens, the lawmakers have blood on their hands.

According to the Small Arms Survey, there are 6.5 guns per 100 people in the UK, and a terrifying 101 guns per 100 people in the USA. 

Gay Rights

I got married to my wife last year; something that won't happen for a long time in some countries and will never happen in others. And, yes, when we walk down the street, we get some stares, but at least we won't go to jail for it like you will in some countries, and some places are even worse than that. 

The Police

Institutional racism is a problem in the police force, and, yes, people aren't always as politically correct and unbiased as one might like, but our officers aren't murdering Black people, covering it up, making jokes about it and getting away with it! 

Our Illustrious Leader

Love her or hate her, she has got one thing going for her and that is that she isn't "president" Trump. She may be totally out of touch with real life (like all politicians), but at least she isn't a turkey-necked Nazi boy whose one goal in power is a war! 

Give It A Rest!

There is nobody more horrible about Britain than the British, but my message to you is, lay off, we really don't have it that bad. It might not be paradise, but it could be a hell of a lot worse. Show some appreciation once in a while, it won't kill you.

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