Why is Uk so soft ?

February 19, 2007 8:27am CST
I sometimes feel as a brit that our contry has to be the weakest country ever which is quite strange considering our history of conquering other conuntries and our history in wars. Why is our Judicial system so soft? Why do we put other conutries before ourselves? And why oh why doesn`t anyone do anything about it ? Are we really just to polite?
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@c45hfl0w (77)
• Latvia
19 Feb 07
UK ain`t weak. In WW2 Germans had problems invading UK, but they smashed France easy and fast. They even went to Moscow but then failed because of Soviet attacks to their oil dericts in Rumania and the fact that USA joined in the war. UK had always strong navy forces, UK had USA and India, but all those colonies become independent, that's just natural.
19 Feb 07
I mean now not in the past as i said i`m amazed we are like this now considering what we have done in the past!
• Latvia
20 Feb 07
Yes, but UK still is strong. Think about music industry, soccer and all that stuff. UK is one of the only EU countries that assist USA in war, so you can`t say that UK is weak. Of course, UK have problems with imigration, but almost every western country have this problem.
19 Feb 07
I don't actually think we are soft or too polite. I think we put other countries first because we are such a small population and could easily be invaded if we weren't friendly with them and helped them out.
19 Feb 07
hmmm i don`t think that is it. do you not think we are putting them 1st at our own expense ?
@snowflake5 (1579)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Britain isn't soft and neither is the judicial system. In fact sentencing has got progessively longer and longer (on average prisoners spend about 3 years longer in jail then they would have done 10 years ago for the same offence). That's the reason the jails are full, it's because they used to let people out quicker to make room for new crims, and now they don't. You shouldn't believe everything you read in the press - half the time they make things up to fill the pages.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
19 Feb 07
U.K for me has become so soft after years of conservative abuse. Britain has been castrated and Thatcher begat Blair, what more need be said?