CreateDebate


Debate Info

Debate Score:89
Arguments:62
Total Votes:96
More Stats

Argument Ratio

side graph
 
 Why does the United Kingdom suck? (62)

Debate Creator

PrayerFails(11164) pic



Why does the United Kingdom suck?

Add New Argument
4 points

But they spell words properly...

Side: It does not

High Taxes

Oppressive Government Rules

Weather is dreadful with little sun and low temperatures.

High Unemployment

Bunch of Drunks...Well, America has its fair share. Nothing wrong with drunks. Just looks bad.

Royalty Assholes (That means you William and Kate along with the old hag, Queen Elizabeth)

Side: High Taxes

Way to stir up the Brits on this site. They will swarm soon.

Side: High Taxes

There is a reason why they don't say Great Britain anymore.

Side: High Taxes
2 points

High Taxes

And a decent civil service as a result.

Oppressive Government Rules

Have you ever encountered another form of government?

Weather is dreadful with little sun and low temperatures.

That is quite simply nonsense. We have lovely summers in England.

High Unemployment

We have one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the European Union.

Bunch of Drunks.

Boulderdash.

Royalty Assholes

God save the Queen!

That means you William and Kate

One suggests that the United States has its fair share of undesirables, Prayerfails.

Side: It does not

Seems our yank friends are trying to vex the Brits, I'm actually surprised to see so many Brits agreeing with this shit. I'm Irish and I've no problem with the UK, I actually prefer how the British carry themselves over the Americans.

I especially feel the comment about Will and Kate to be particularly odious, given the amount of human trash that America has given the world, Paris Hilton? Lady Ga Ga? Stephen Baldwin?...

Side: It does not
1 point

And a decent civil service as a result.

Yet the result is inefficient government bureaucracy.

Have you ever encountered another form of government?

No, but I am positive that your busybodies in the UK are more busybody like than ours considering your conservative idiots are the same as our liberal idiots here. I can't imagine your liberals idiots, what kind of busybodies they are.

This is why I advocate limited government.

That is quite simply nonsense. We have lovely summers in England.

Subjective Interpretation. Not what I heard.

Boulderdash

What? Are we playing the game?

God save the Queen!

Can't wait until that bitch is dead. God strike the Queen down!

One suggests that the United States has its fair share of undesirables, Prayerfails.

Say what you want about me, I stand for human freedom, but you can continue to smell the assholes of your elite royal family. Go ahead, do it now. Get into position.

The Iron Law of Oligarchy: every field of human endeavor, every kind of organization, will always be led by a relatively small elite. ---Murray Rothbard

Side: A big bag of reasons

Don't stop there m8!

A general populace with their heads stuck up their arses, (or 'sniffing God's arse', as the other half used to say), whose favourite sayings include, (but are not limited to),

"Ooo, no, you shouldn't do that", and

"You can't do that", and

"You don't seriously think you can do that".

Their idea of freedom is just doing what they're told and definitely not standing out in a crowd.

Of course politically speaking we have the House of Commons that seems populated by people that positively despise the public.

Every couple of years there's a census for what it is that makes us 'British', but either no one replies, or the organizers don't like the replies they get, because we never get to hear any results.

Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, (er, I see a pattern developing here...)

"No Ball Games".

"No public right of way".

Gated luxury apartments springing up all over the place each time some knob in parliament talks about the need for affordable housing.

Increase in house prices: my parents sold their semi, (best looker in the road), in '84 for £78k, in 2006 next door sold for £600,000!

What chance have you got?!?

Side: A big bag of reasons
2 points

A tad stereotypical. Just because everyone thinks America is a festering pool of idiocy, STIs and fast food, does not make.. Sorry, wrong comparison. But yeah, consensus does not automatically equal truth.

It's surprising that no one has mentioned the recent news scandal with the phone hacking. I thought it would have been a child just waiting to be brought up.

Side: A big bag of reasons
Axmeister(4320) Disputed
1 point

2A general populace with their heads stuck up their arses, (or 'sniffing God's arse', as the other half used to say), whose favourite sayings include, (but are not limited to),

"Ooo, no, you shouldn't do that", and

"You can't do that", and

"You don't seriously think you can do that"."

You "England" appears to have derived from american media.If you do live in England I suggest you get of this website, go outside and talk to someone, and discover how wrong you are.

"Their idea of freedom is just doing what they're told and definitely not standing out in a crowd."

Mmore stereotypes

"Of course politically speaking we have the House of Commons that seems populated by people that positively despise the public."

It appears that you aren't old enough to vote, or if you are your source of political information is either the Daily Mail or the Sun.

Every couple of years there's a census for what it is that makes us 'British', but either no one replies, or the organizers don't like the replies they get, because we never get to hear any results.

Side: A big bag of reasons

Oh! You're not English! And that was such an insightful opener!

Does that mean I'm safe to rip into the ridiculous obsession everyone and his sister has for football over here? The 'beautiful game'.

It's wank! A bag of air in a field. If the English football team had pockets sewn into their shorts you'd see what they were good for! Other countries appear to make an effort, why can't we?!?

Side: A big bag of reasons
Axmeister(4320) Disputed
1 point

Are you implying the England doesn't care for the game we invented? even though it's a multibillion pound industry that seems to be one of the few major things we export.

Side: A big bag of reasons

And what about the prices? What are you guys paying for petrol (gas) these days? We're on about £1.40/litre, (£1.38 petrol, £1.39 diesel last time I looked). One litre is about a quarter of a US gallon, n'est pas? And a dollar's about £0.62 sterling.

Tobacco? You young bucks are probably wise to the stuff by now. 50g here, £14

Black market £9

EU, €5.25 (£4.62)

Yeah, I love the UK.

BRB =)

Side: A big bag of reasons
2 points

Try the house prices here in Cornwall. We have one of the countries lowest wages and our house prices are some of the national highest. It averages out that house prices are ten times the average income.

House prices in the South West have risen 164% since 1997, the fastest increase of any region in the country. Incomes have grown just 20% in the same period, one of the lowest rises of any region

The average house price at the end of 2005 in Cornwall was £205,000

The gross annual income needed for a mortgage in the district is £55,645

http://archive.cornwall24.co.uk/cornwall/new-evidence-of-continuing-housing-crisis-in-cornwall/

I mean even if I passed my midwifery degree I'd only be half way to getting a mortgage.

This is why the United Kingdom sucks. Because unless I won the lottery I could never afford a house in my hometown where I've grown up my entire life and intend to bring my children up.

Side: A big bag of reasons
Axmeister(4320) Disputed
1 point

"And what about the prices? What are you guys paying for petrol (gas) these days? We're on about £1.40/litre, (£1.38 petrol, £1.39 diesel last time I looked). One litre is about a quarter of a US gallon, n'est pas? And a dollar's about £0.62 sterling.

Tobacco? You young bucks are probably wise to the stuff by now. 50g here, £14

Black market £9

EU, €5.25 (£4.62)

Yeah, I love the UK. "

So your saying tobacco should be cheap enough so that youths can pay for it with their pocket money?

Or that petrol should bought until we drain the oil fields dry, and cause huge amounts of CO2 emmisions?

Let me tell you something, the UN sets target CO2 emmisions that each country should aim for, in Britain we increase petrol prices to ensure the less burning of fossil fuels. In the U.S they don't bother, they buy statistics from poorer countries and then claim to be a greener country.

Side: A big bag of reasons
Axmeister(4320) Disputed
1 point

Are you INSANE?!

Is this some direct attempt to insult the entire british community on this site?

"High Taxes"

The only thing that is keeping immigrants from joining us.

"Weather is dreadful with little sun and low temperatures."

No tornados

No earthquakes

No snowstorms

No tsunamis

No hurricanes

No landslides

May I ask what's terrible about it?

"High Unemployment"

And in the U.S everyone is employed?

"Royalty Assholes (That means you William and Kate along with the old hag, Queen Elizabeth)"

Why are they assholes? You clearly envy their wealth and power.

Side: Britain is the best
2 points

the UK doesn't suck anymore than any other country. America has their Conservative culture War, the UK has their Socialism.

All in all, the West is still better than the other regions... but it ain't perfect.

Side: The West is not perfect

Of course, the west isn't perfect probably because there is still way to much government. This couldn't be any more obvious.

Side: High Taxes
2 points

The opening post is just a bunch of stereotypical nonsense posted by someone who has probably not been beyond his own borders. Our current taxes are the direct result of the economic climate that George W Bush's Repbulicans created, thus ensuring a great many locations around the world suffered. If you want to look for problems, you can look closer to home quite easily.

Side: It does not
1 point

Because I live there .

Side: It does not
Merlin13(1258) Disputed
1 point

I wouldn't use that for a reason why the UK sucks. I'm sure you're a lovely person.

I won't ever get into these debates simply because every country has problems of some sort. No argument will ever change that fact. Also, finger pointing and flag waving never does any good.

Side: It does not
2 points

I was joking, I sincerely doubt my existence brings anything negative or positive to the the UK as a whole.

Side: It does not

Weird food.

I could get into deeper things like history and social structure, but their food is just really weird tasting and deserves more dislike then the UK itself.

Side: It does not
catticus90(360) Disputed
1 point

haha I think the same about U.S food. I was talking to some Americans on XBOX live last night and they thought the idea of eating a savory pie was ludicrous. But cheese out of squirting can isn't?

Side: It does not

" But cheese out of squirting can isn't?"

Lol im not sure that is genuine US food. Im not sure we even have our own food anymore.

Side: It does not

Why does the UK suck? (no pun intended) They don't think oral sex is sex.......LOL

Side: It does not

For starters, they worship the royal family.--------------------

Side: High Taxes
catticus90(360) Disputed
1 point

No one I know worships the royal family. I think the U.S were more into the wedding then we were. They couldn't get enough of it.

Side: High Taxes
Axmeister(4320) Disputed
1 point

You worship the president, what's the difference. (oh yeah, americans are gullible enough to beleive that since they elect the president, the president must care about them.)

Side: High Taxes

High taxes make everything they affect suck .

Side: High Taxes
Axmeister(4320) Disputed
1 point

Free healthcare changes that though.

Side: High Taxes
1 point

Ya axmeister. I'm also agreeing your point. Thanks

http://www.sbuckinghams.com/categories/Bags/Travel-Backpacks/

Side: High Taxes
1 point

"There is no such thing as an free lunch."

It may be free to you, but someone is paying for it.

Side: High Taxes