Being of what may nowadays, bearing in mind ‘PC speak’, be termed ‘one of advanced years’ it seems to me that the younger generation don’t know what ‘hard work’ entails (dons tin hat and stands by for ‘incoming’).
Going back in time, to the late 60’s when I worked as an Overseas Telegraphist (on permanent 12 hour night shifts), with a three hour break (unofficial), a friend and I (there may have been others) used to do a day job to boost our income.
Ken, who had an HGV licence, used to drive to Birmingham, or Manchester, or Liverpool, with a load from London and collect another load for delivery back in London. I used to work for an American Bank during the day running their Telex office. Both of us would then be back working as Telegraphists by 9PM.
The foregoing ‘bit of history’ is predicated by a comment from Chef Marcus Wareing in an Thsereinterview with Stephen Sakur on ‘Hardtalk’. Wareing stated: Brexit meant Britain having to potentially build its own future with “a really interesting twist…we Brits have got to get out of bed and work maybe a little bit harder (Emphasis mine).
For too long, it seems to me, society has ‘cottonwooled’ us to the point it has been inbred that we do not need to input personal effort in order to succeed in life. To those that believe the ‘State’ owes them a living I was about to write that , they, having made their bed (whether they voted Leave or Remain) should lie in it – but then thought: hang on, the lazy buggers need to get out of it………
What the Referendum demonstrated (as has every General and Local election) is that the electorate knows nothing of the issues on which they cast their votes. In all elections political parties ‘skew’ the facts to suit their arguments, to the extent they lie; or to be kind: are economical with the actualité.
Hell of a way to run a democracy, even a ‘faux’ democracy; what?
Now, if only we had Direct Democracy………..
Again, just saying…………………..