England as a country to live in - discussion

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers much of the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic; and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight. More: en.wikipedia.org.

Your rating:
1 opinions, 0 replies
Add your opinion:
(mouse over or touch to update)
Add your opinion
2 votes
Jul 19, 2015

Free healthcare, rich history and culture, good food, relatively safe, don't need to worry about guns, money can be quite easy to come by especially compared to poorer countries and if you already have money it can go a long way. It's pretty comparable to America and countries like Germany and France in terms of strong economy and western ideology, however it isn't without it's problems. The politics in this country, while not extremist or typically oppressive, is cumbersome and politicians struggle to have normal conversations whilst generally opting just to shout and eachother/everybody. There are large class divides and the ladder can be hard to climb, some families staying poor for many generations while others stay rich for many more (looking at you, Windsors). With a little graft though, it isn't hard to get a job or make your own company, so essentially you reap what you sow here. The benefits system is in place to help those who struggle to make ends meet, due to personal issues such as family or health, and is rarely abused but often appreciated. England has an ageing population which is particularly noticeable outside the cities where houses are more common and more expensive. England does have a place for everybody though and despite it's problems, there aren't many better countries you could be living in.

Add your opinion
Challenge someone to answer this topic:
Invite an OpiWiki user:
Invite your friend via email:
Share it: