Posted: 20/02/2017 at 10:29
Dove yes in many ways we have made things better, in some ways worse, talking to my Granddaughters both in good jobs with steady salary yet neither get what I get sitting here doing nothing,(well not quite doing nothing). We could see our way to good pensions they cannot, we could save for the future with decent interest rates on savings they cannot, we could in time afford a Mortgage they cannot. Bank of Mum and Dad is now bank of Grandparents as well, I have and do back my grandchildren to help them move forward otherwise they would be going backwards. OK so I can afford it although it took hard work over a long period to get there, the point being no matter how hard they work at the moment they cannot do the things we did.
As to Politics with idiots in Government who sent our troops gaily off to war to boost their own ego's well I remember the Middle East we left absolute chaos then did it again in 1956 not learning that interfering in other peoples politics never works. In some ways a big improvement other ways rubbish.
On my History Board some hanker after the old tin bath era forgetting or in most cases never knowing what those days were really like, our politicians seem to hanker after Empire not knowing what that was really like. To me the World does not appear safer than during the cold war, we who were there know how close that came.