UK 'Is Worst Place To Live In Europe'

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UK 'Is Worst Place To Live In Europe'

Post by Isakenaz on Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:55 am

The UK is now officially the worst place to live in Europe, with people getting a "raw deal" on quality of life and high cost of living, a new study has revealed.

Comparison website uSwitch said that things were getting so bad that one in 10 people in this country were considering emigrating.

France and Spain came out on top of uSwitch's Quality of Life Index, with the UK bottom of a 10-country league table.

The index covers working hours, VAT, holidays, spending on health and education - and hours of sunshine.

The UK also came bottom of another table based on the cost of energy, petrol, food, alcohol, cigarettes and life expectancy.

Food and diesel prices are the highest in Europe, while unleaded petrol, alcohol and cigarettes all cost more than the European average, said the report.

People in the UK now have the lowest holiday entitlement in Europe as well as having one of the highest retirement ages, the study found.

A survey of over 2,000 adults found their biggest concern was "broken society", as well as the cost of living, crime and violence.

Some 5% said they were happy with the UK, with over one in 10 "seriously considering" emigrating.

France topped the index for the third year in a row, despite the average household annual net income being £7,000 below that of the UK.

Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch.com, said: "Last year at least our neighbours in Ireland were worse off, now we can't even console ourselves with that.

"We are now officially at the bottom of the pile." http://uk.news.yahoo.com/uk-worst-place-live-europe-052104490.html

To quote one of the comments accompanying the article, "No surprise there then."
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Re: UK 'Is Worst Place To Live In Europe'

Post by TheocWulf on Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:35 pm

Well if your a banker its probably up there with the best of them.As for the rest of us this isnt really news since we have been skint since the second world war and by 2015 we will no doubt be the "Sick man of Europ" once again and it may lead to interesting times as we saw in the 70s/80s so this is good news in a way,until people have nothing in the fridge and the TV wont turn they will be blind to the Tyranny that chokes our way of life.

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