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Michael Rolls

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Re: Young People
« Reply #30 on: Oct 13, 2020, 10:28:56 AM »
After my father died, aged 49 and bedridden for two years beforehand, my mother, aged 40, had to bring up three children, eldest 14, youngest 8, on a widow's pension with a purchasing power in today's money of £54 a week. Admittedly, housing was much, much cheaper then - just as well
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Re: Young People
« Reply #31 on: Oct 13, 2020, 10:31:11 AM »
To be honest, before the 2008 banking crisis. and now coronavirus, I think the current generation - now in their 40s, and housing costs aside, probably had the best living standards in material terms that there has ever been
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Re: Young People
« Reply #32 on: Oct 13, 2020, 11:35:13 AM »
To be honest, before the 2008 banking crisis. and now coronavirus, I think the current generation - now in their 40s, and housing costs aside, probably had the best living standards in material terms that there has ever been
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Housing costs are only an issue for youngsters who want to live in London & a few other places.

Plenty of youngsters buying houses in Lincolnshire.
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Re: Young People
« Reply #33 on: Oct 13, 2020, 12:58:46 PM »
very good point!
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Young People
« Reply #34 on: Oct 13, 2020, 11:47:43 PM »
Just been thinking of what we didnít have when we moved into our house in 1947 which I guess would be seen as givens today by most
Electricity
Washing machine
Tumble drier
Hot water
Heated bedrooms
Upstairs lighting used candles
Central heating
Bathroom
Inside toilet
TV
Car
Telephone


To be fair, dad put the more important things right in 12 months or so, despite it being the days of the Atlee government, when you needed permission in triplicate to cough!
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Young People
« Reply #35 on: Oct 13, 2020, 11:51:41 PM »
Also, to be fair, the place had been built around 1875 and the old lady who lived there before us - actually some very distant relative, had been there since 1920, when I suppose its lack of basic amenities would not have been so unusual
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Re: Young People
« Reply #36 on: Oct 14, 2020, 01:46:38 AM »
I'm not at all sure that young people see the world as we do..and they shouldn't.. We were brought up to believe in the British Empire as rulers of two-thirds of the globe just as Americans were brought up to believe they were the most powerful nation on earth.. Neither is now the case, if it ever was, and the world is better off for it. Young people get that and don't question it as the norm for the world they're trying to live in and are fully aware of how things have been cocked up... I'm enjoying being at an age that has perspective built in for something more useful than nostalgia. Though that's not what it used to be either..
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Re: Young People
« Reply #37 on: Oct 14, 2020, 03:57:15 AM »
Sho nuf, nostalgia ainít wot it used to be!
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Re: Young People
« Reply #38 on: Oct 14, 2020, 08:27:41 AM »
Young people of Liverpool could not care less about the virus or who they pass it on to if the the street parties last night's anything to go bye.

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Re: Young People
« Reply #39 on: Oct 14, 2020, 09:22:42 AM »
Young people of Liverpool could not care less about the virus or who they pass it on to if the the street parties last night's anything to go bye.


I saw that on the News this morning, un blooming believable.

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Re: Young People
« Reply #40 on: Oct 14, 2020, 09:29:29 AM »
Certainly brought shame to Liverpool.

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Re: Young People
« Reply #41 on: Oct 14, 2020, 11:25:07 AM »
I dont believe young people in Liverpool are worse than anywhere else! They are tired of being patronised and lied to and singled out for punishment without any form of public debate. I foresee widespread civil disobedience in many regions before long, and not simply among the young.
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Re: Young People
« Reply #42 on: Oct 14, 2020, 11:28:10 AM »
I dont believe young people in Liverpool are worse than anywhere else! They are tired of being patronised and lied to and singled out for punishment without any form of public debate. I foresee widespread civil disobedience in many regions before long, and not simply among the young.


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Re: Young People
« Reply #43 on: Oct 14, 2020, 11:54:40 AM »
i once more agree with Biglouis, the young live in a world of their own, as we did.... i think Boris should understand as his actions are mostly Hormone driven as are all those young folks.
its certainly not easy for them, remember how national service straightened out so many of our friends...
 well that is missing from their lives, yes i know it has been missing for almost sixty years but this is humanities first big test.... we did as we were told, and we still do to a certain extent, but todays young dont have the 'yes sir no sir' that we had, but they are an improvement on each generation, everything that can be timed or measured has improved so why not our kids and grandkids... if we are to have a Vaccine it will be folk younger than us who discover it of that we can be sure... so yes what they are doing is 100% wrong, but why would we be surprised...
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Re: Young People
« Reply #44 on: Oct 14, 2020, 11:55:08 AM »
The national media exists to sell papers or get visitors to their websites to boost advertising revenue (that fails if I visit as I run Piholes on my home and caravan networks). As the national mood changes so will their content. The Mail and Telegraph have been publishing lockdown sceptic views for a while. There will be more of that and from more sources because readers love to read articles that agree with their own viewpoint. Should the TV start to follow suit we just may see a change in the policy our government follows.