I can assure you, mate, that Britain is not a third-world hell hole. The US has far more “ghettos” than the UK and that doesn’t stope the US being a great country.
Sorry for that, mate. I got caught up in my own rhetoric and I realized it at the time. I was going to say "London," but then I remembered how London is now regarded as one of the livliest, hippest cities in Europe...much more going on there culturally than in Paris, even including the "cuisine scene," or so I read.
So since it seemed palpably absurd to trash London in this way, I ended up saying "England," and that was a choice mostly to support my cutsie "merry olde" business. You've fairly called me out on some might shallow rhetoric.
On the other hand, it is sickening to see how much ground native British people have given to the third-world invaders, especially in London. I'm not especially proud of my own country anymore and can not complain about the little shot you gave it. My only defense of my very careless remarks is that London, in particular, is an especially visible example of how a historic center of a culture and a civilization can be seriously threatened by an alien invasion, including many people who do not have the intention of becoming English in their hearts but of bringing Pakistan and such places to England. And, really, the fact that London sparkles more brightly than ever in recent years, does not diminish the serious threat that it is under. The part that glitters is a quite small part of the whole. I hope you blokes can hold it together.