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Old 07-27-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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oh please , australia has a far great british influence than america , america influences britain and everywhere else
Unfortunately the American influence in Britain has gone too far, IMO. I am shocked at how much has changed even in the last 20 years and even in the way British people speak and the words they use, with American English words creeping in. I would say that the new world countries would be naturally more Americanised than the UK, but I could be wrong?
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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Although Australians these days live under so much control and conform so readily. More than the Brits in my experience and far more than the French.....
I don't agree, we don't have cctv cameras everywhere watching over us as if we're all unruly children who need to be supervised.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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I don't agree, we don't have cctv cameras everywhere watching over us as if we're all unruly children who need to be supervised.
That's because a lot of people in Britain act like unruly children.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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That's because a lot of people in Britain act like unruly children.
Wouldn't it be because the UK has had way more terrorist attacks on its soil (IRA, Al-Qaeda) than Australia?
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:45 PM
 
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Wouldn't it be because the UK has had way more terrorist attacks on its soil (IRA, Al-Qaeda) than Australia?
There's that too, plus the IRA for the best part of 3 decades.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:29 AM
 
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There's that too, plus the IRA for the best part of 3 decades.
when was the last ira attack , 1996 in canary wharf , the big brother style survelance in the uk only really came about with the arrival of the new labour - tony blair goverment from 1997 on , really kicked in post 9-11
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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I don't agree, we don't have cctv cameras everywhere watching over us as if we're all unruly children who need to be supervised.
Well they are everywhere in Perth City and Inner City....In England it is debatable just how much crime it has stopped. Folk play up to the cameras there.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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That's because a lot of people in Britain act like unruly children.
With cameras or not....
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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Unfortunately the American influence in Britain has gone too far, IMO. I am shocked at how much has changed even in the last 20 years and even in the way British people speak and the words they use, with American English words creeping in. I would say that the new world countries would be naturally more Americanised than the UK, but I could be wrong?
I'd say that is pretty much the case. Only know Australia of the New World countries, where I'm living at the moment and sadly it is rather American influenced...
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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Well they are everywhere in Perth City and Inner City....In England it is debatable just how much crime it has stopped. Folk play up to the cameras there.
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Scotland fairs much better than England & Wales in this regard. More of a case for a fully independent Scotland!

The UK is a major target of terrorist activity. The only "plus" of these cameras is that they led the rapid apprehension of the London bombers.
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