What are the pros/cons of living in the UK?

Ott responded on 06/13/2016

The part I live in is beautiful and ancient [my house was built in 1452] and populated by people I consider to be my tribe. I love the look and feel of the landscape, the sound of the dialects and the use of language.

I also love the feeling of living on a smallish island, surrounded by rough seas, close enough to Europe to feel part of something bigger but far enough away to feel insulated from the effects of its ever-increasing homogeneity.

I love Stonehenge, Avebury, Glastonbury Tor, the Cornish coast, Dartmoor, and the look of the land as I fly in over southern England to Heathrow.

I dislike the rather pernicious class system and the way hereditary privilege is enshrined in our educational establishments and financial institutions.

I also think the royal family are a bunch of gibbering, parasitical inbreds and I would cheerfully guillotine the lot given half a chance.

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