UK 'Is Worst Place To Live In Europe'

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Copied from the Orange Website:

The UK is now officially the worst place to live in Europe, with people getting a "raw deal" on quality of life and high cost of living, a new study has revealed.

Comparison website uSwitch said that things were getting so bad that one in 10 people in this country were considering emigrating.

France and Spain came out on top of uSwitch's Quality of Life Index, with the UK bottom of a 10-country league table.

The index covers working hours, VAT, holidays, spending on health and education - and hours of sunshine.

The UK also came bottom of another table based on the cost of energy, petrol, food, alcohol, cigarettes and life expectancy.

Food and diesel prices are the highest in Europe, while unleaded petrol, alcohol and cigarettes all cost more than the European average, said the report.

People in the UK now have the lowest holiday entitlement in Europe as well as having one of the highest retirement ages, the study found.

A survey of over 2,000 adults found their biggest concern was "broken society", as well as the cost of living, crime and violence.

Some 5% said they were happy with the UK, with over one in 10 "seriously considering" emigrating.

France topped the index for the third year in a row, despite the average household annual net income being £7,000 below that of the UK.

Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch.com, said: "Last year at least our neighbours in Ireland were worse off, now we can't even console ourselves with that.

"We are now officially at the bottom of the pile."
 
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If only I'd bothered to learn another language....

I agree though the UK is a ***** hole. Overcrowded, expensive, whole system is driven by fear, greed everywhere and worst of all the country is run by nimbys. Shoot them all I say and start again:)

rant over.....
 

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I really think that this 'research' carried out by a price comparison site is ropey to say the least, will be fun to see how the political parties respond though, if at all.
 
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This was on the news earlier. If the UK is so bad, why are all the "asylum seekers" trying to get in?

I'm retiring to Poland anyway, you can buy a mansion over there for 30k!
 
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Facts? Simply asking the usual muppet isn't going to prove anything.

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P.s. I hate England just as much, my god I wish I could live in the Aus... But can't have everything can we?
 
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so one of their arguments against the UK is the fact that cigarettes and alcohol are the most expensive comparitively?

says it all
 

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so one of their arguments against the UK is the fact that cigarettes and alcohol are the most expensive comparitively?

says it all

And we get paid more to buy them :

"despite the average household annual net income being £7,000 below that of the UK."
 
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I really think that this 'research' carried out by a price comparison site is ropey to say the least, will be fun to see how the political parties respond though, if at all.

They won't respond, the lives of the "small people" are of no concern to them except at election time. Their raison d'etre is to enable their cronies to get richer.
 
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The other side of the coin is it's ranked #1 among overcrowded politically correct statist hellscapes.
 
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This was on the news earlier. If the UK is so bad, why are all the "asylum seekers" trying to get in?

I'm retiring to Poland anyway, you can buy a mansion over there for 30k!

do you have a link to said mansion? or anywhere resembling one for that price. sounds a bargain.
 
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If we are the "worst" why do people keep coming over then to take our jobs and take what the country offers.
 
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