- I'm not emigrating because of hooligans, but the fact that we have British hooligans is representative of UK society as a whole. You see, I only moved to the UK when I was 13, previously I had lived in the UAE, India, Pakistan, Australia, France and Thailand. The problem with the UK is that society is pretty much centred around alcohol - most Brits cannot entertain the idea of a night out without alcohol being involved. And therein lies the problem - loss of control through binge drinking. As illustration is New Year's eve. Spend a night out in Bangkok on New Year's eve and you typically go for a nice meal, have some drinks (but in moderation) and then go outside and enjoy the fireworks and entertainment in the street. At the end of the evening, everybody goes home happy and the city remains as before. In the UK everybody gets ridiculously drunk and then after midnight there is vomit in the streets, dustbins have been overturned and windows smashed and there are people urinating in shopfronts. Disgusting.
Another example is Euro 2004. Here in bangkok the authorities have erected many massive TV
screens outside department stores etc all showing the football matches. There are tables and chairs in front of the screens from where you can order drinks and food. It's a really great way to watch football instead of being cramped in a smoky pub. Yet there is absolutely no way the authorities could do this in the UK because the spectators would inevitably get completely pissed and start fights or try to vandalist the tables/chairs/screens.
The UK is the only country I have lived in where this is such a problem. Other countries' citizens seem generally able to have a night out that doesn't culminate in either a fight, vomiting, or having sex with a total stranger. The UK has problems with this, and now that I am married and in the fortunate position of being reasonably financially secure there is simply no way I wish to have kids and raise them in the british way - as what is certain is that whilst the UK is still tolerated due to it's developed status, as other countries are rapidly developing and catching up fast, the behaviour of the Brit will no longer be tolerated.
Look at the EU as another example. I'm not a fan for political reasons but many Brits seem to think that the reason they should be out of the Eu is because they don't want all the Eastern europeans coming or have the French/germans tell us what to do. It is as if the average Brit seems to think that the EU is on its hands and knees begging us to integrate further. Do you really think your average Euro citizen wants closer ties with Kevin from Southend and his beer swilling, street fighting chums? I don't think so. Britain is still widely respected in the world (Particuarly in North America and Asia), but its population seem to be trying their best to stop this.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?