Hyperbolic sarcasm. Good debating tactic.
You know nobody is suggesting that. What people are getting at is if we want to stop things going downhill, now would be a good time to start doing something about it rather than waiting for it to be a fait accompli and trying to retrieve it.
You're not the only one on the Fern with connections to the UK. I've been living full or part time in London since 1989 and there is no question in my mind that the quality of life has fallen away. Some of that is down to external factors but other parts are, frankly, self immolation.
My own main concern is that there has always been an authoritarian element in British politics that likes to control what people can do and say. Historically its been a conservative (in the worst way) force but now it's being used to push ideology. MPs who have no fear of being voted out are able to push it hard, and they are.
It's cool JC, honestly, it is. You are welcome to your views and I'm welcome to mine.
The difference is that you won't take the criticism I do for mine, that you do for yours. Because you suit the rhetoric that many on here want to believe. It's the same rhetoric that has never budget one iota since I removed here. And yet, it's the same rhetoric that I've not witnessed once, from anybody living here.
It's just not worth debating anymore. It's just a waste of everybodies time.
Hyperbolic sarcasm is not a debating tactic, and surely you must have been aware, that I''d actually given up the debate by that point. The "other side" has no interest in my side, me who lives here, because it doesn't suit their agenda.
Maybe you guys will all be right - who knows? But I'm not debating anymore - it's pointless.