Now then Simon, starting to show your age, you will be recalling the days when you could take no more than £25.00 out of the country for a fortnight’s package holiday to Spain that cost £13. 15s 11d!! (That’s £13.79). But then you did get $5.00 to the £!
Disgusted – sadly the UK is seen as a soft touch from those that want to flee their own country. Case in point why do they risk life an limb to cross the channel when they are in France. I doubt they are arriving on boats into secluded harbours in Malta.
The UK may have many negative things, but I agree with Charles, there is no 1984. If you do something that is not the norm then one must expect to be challenged