Hallett Cove – Australia

Outside the UK

I lived in South London for 20 years before moving to the suburbs and then further away from London as time passed. I lived in council housing for a few years – The Arndale Estate in Wandsworth for those who know it – but now live in an Idyllic yet not a ‘Utopian’ city / town with the ocean just over the top right of my monitor as I look out for inspiration. Hint its not Southend!

As an ex-pat I regularly watch BBC / Sky news to keep in touch as I still have family and friends in the Uk and now feel ashamed of being British. The last time I remember feeling pride in 1977 when the Silver Jubilee meant street parties, in the early 80’s when the Falklands Taskforce returned, I felt robbed in 1990 when England were knocked out of The World Cup, and joy when they won The Ashes and Rugby World Cup. But now I look back at the country of my, my children’s birth feeling ashamed – areas where I once considered I would remain for life, I have watched as **** have moved in, multiplied, and turned once thriving and VERY neighbourly places into ‘No-GO Zones’. I have seen the elderly being ridculed and abused by so-called *****, and yes I did get involved after all it was my job to !!! 

So how pissed off with the UK am I?? Well although purely ceromonial, I have done what I thought I would never do, I have not re-newed my passport. The British Passport a once mighty document, it opened doors (literally it was that sturdy), you only had to show the front of it to get into Britain after returning from overseas. I am currently without a passport – I am waiting on my Citizenship for my chosen country ! 

How grim is your Postcode?

This year we have seen over 20 young people knifed to death in London alone, teenage pregnancy, drinking, smoking, and poor literacy skills at an all time high. Tv programmes – Catherine Tate’s bov’vered, Little Britains yeah but no but….make a joke out it but it like a cancer….its spreading not only within the Uk but now unfortunately to a place near where I live.
 
Its known locally as Little Britain not by the Brits !! There is a big store, chip shop, kids hang outside smoking and abusing passersby. They wear hoodies baseball caps, jeans, have **** jewellery and for God knows why, many families from the UK seem to graviate towards it.

I actually heard the parent of one ‘local’ kid who put his hood up be told "Take yer hood off you look like a Pom !!"

A message for the UK – sort yourselves out……..its time to stand up and say "Enough is Enough!" reclaim the streets from the ****. With regards to ‘here’ – I am doing my bit to reclaim the streets – trust me !!!

I do not want my kids to grow up in a place that tolerates *****….we moved our kids out of the UK for this very reason. I can guarentee that we will not have to put up with it here.

Top 50 worst places to live in England 2021
Top 50 worst places to live in England 2021