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I've said this in an above post, but Britain has a huge drinking problem and culture and has done for years. Like McTallShort said, it's not as obvious as it once was due to people now staying home and drinking as it's cheaper, but it's still there. Like an addict though, they don't see it as an issue and dismiss the thought.
Yes, and I don't think we'll change that culture it's so embedded. I've read that fewer young people are drinking but I don't know how widespread that really is. I can only tell of my own experience and none of my family are drinkers.

I was always amazed by my English friends/work colleagues who can drink like it was water and keep going. I guess it's a genetic thing. But for me it was a part of growing up and fitting in. Not that I was ever a big drinker and thankfully can now moderate.

 
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Yes, and I don't think we'll change that culture it's so embedded. I've read that fewer young people are drinking but I don't know how widespread that really is. I can only tell of my own experience and none of my family are drinkers.

I was always amazed by my English friends/work colleagues who can drink like it was water and keep going. I guess it's a genetic thing. But for me it was a part of growing up and fitting in. Not that I was ever a big drinker and thankfully can now moderate.

I tend to stay away from the drinkers. They're typically not nice people tbh and incredibly narcissistic.
 
"Upskirting"? I've never heard about this thing before. If I understood the article correctly, someone has been photographed without clothes but she didn't know about it? :rolleyes:
 
Should say for those who don't know it was just an oddity of the law. Technically in a public space you could take a photo or anyone without their permission.

Vouyer laws required the person to be in a private space or place they'd expect privacy.
Sexual Assault laws required physicality.

So yeah whilst highly despicable you couldn't actually be prosecuted.
 
@ncurd you shocked me. If that's not a harassment,than at least a hooliganism 🤔
Just out of curiosity: and if the person is in a swimming suit and in a hotel, can it be considered as harassment/sexual assault/hooligan behaviour and be punished if someone takes photos of such a person without her/his permission?
 

Very sad to see Ugo subjected to this. Similar experience at a tube station when I was racially abused by a black man and others gawped and didn't say or do anything.
 

Not surprising really. Hence why a lot of them will turn to social media and listen to those closest to them for their news and in turn misinformation more easily spread.
Literally my biggest fears are people's media literacy the sheer amount of people who believe anything on social media without doing a modicum of research is outstanding. I've lost track the amount of times I've heard the in-law family say theyve seen XYZ on social media and believe it with no scrutiny.

Like last week when it was posted in political thread that Sunak said sorry D-Day had overrun, as it was an unverified twitter account I didn't know of and not a reputable news source. I immediately hunted it down and tried to verify it. My confirmation bias wanted it to be true but I'm always very careful on that kind of thing.
 
The issue today is we are bombarded by news 24/7 and the reality of it is that a lot of it is not going to be nice. But putting a positive spin on it or wrapping it up into something nice doesn't work/ not reporting it is a dereliction of media's duty. People either switch off from it or just show interest when it chimes with what they want to believe/suits their world view.
 

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