This is intended as a genuine question regarding what the UK of the new century is really like. I read newspapers, one in particular the International Express, and see some disturbing things. The various threads on this site in general reflect discontent of some kind. Crazy things like the arrest of a priest for distributing leaflets. Ranting and raving by people made welcome into the country it all seems so different to the place I left last century, fifty years ago to be accurate. At that time the Commonwealth seemed like a big happy family with the cricket tests and all the other bits and pieces creating a friendly atmosphere and a bond of trust and respect. So what is it like now from a Jacks perspective which is usually pretty blunt and spot on. As I said at the start this is a genuine question as I try to understand the big changes that have taken place so I would appreciate genuine answers. Oh, and BTW, I was not a rat leaving a sinking ship. Fifty years ago UK and Australia were great places to be I just liked the space and climate of this country but always retained deep feeling for the Old Dart.