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to think the biggest threat to this country is war between generations

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suziepra Sun 03-Aug-14 10:38:44

In modern UK the young have to look forward to a backbreaking amount of debt as even to be a pa you need a degree. Then once they graduate they will be lucky to get a decent wage and only a tiny amount of people under 30 (3% of homes win last six months were purchased by under 30s) will be able to buy a houses. They will probably have a miserable time stuck at home during their 20s and 30s finding it difficult to start a family. Then they will have to work for the rest of their lives. Whereby watching their parents who bought cheep homes, retire in their 60s and enjoy 20 years of retirement. Yes I know there are exceptions to what I said, but this does seem to be the norm in the south east. I can see things going nasty.

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suziepra Sun 03-Aug-14 10:40:11

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suziepra Sun 03-Aug-14 10:40:19

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suziepra Sun 03-Aug-14 10:40:19

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suziepra Sun 03-Aug-14 10:40:29

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suziepra Sun 03-Aug-14 10:40:29

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EatShitDerek Sun 03-Aug-14 10:40:31

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suziepra Sun 03-Aug-14 10:40:39

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suziepra Sun 03-Aug-14 10:42:02

Wtf, sorry tablet kept posting. Yes I know I have the spelling and grammar of a ten year old, this isn't about writing

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Orangeanddemons Sun 03-Aug-14 10:42:30

But most of the older generation are sympathetic to this and try and help.

It's not their fault that successive governments have failed to build enough houses, control house prices or introduced student fees

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 03-Aug-14 10:43:39

I stongly refute your suggestion that the under thirties will exocet their parents

EatShitDerek Sun 03-Aug-14 10:44:07

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LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sun 03-Aug-14 11:29:19

YABU. You should be much more worried about 'technology' becoming sentient and turning on the lot of us.

See example above.

EatShitDerek Sun 03-Aug-14 11:31:35

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JenniferJo Sun 03-Aug-14 11:36:13

YABU and very silly.

Children aren't going to declare war on their parents. Any wealth older people have goes to their children anyway. My parents helped us buy out first home and we'll help our DCs buy theirs.

There are far bigger threats out there, read some newspapers.

MassaAttack Sun 03-Aug-14 11:38:45

Are you Nicole Scherzinger, op?

paxtecum Sun 03-Aug-14 11:40:59

Are you really serious?

Maybe think about the bigger picture and not just yourself.

I think having other countries in control of our electricity is a threat, eg all our new nuclear power stations will be designed, funded and built by the Chinese.

SilverDragonfly1 Sun 03-Aug-14 11:41:35

I think most people are sensible enough to understand that student debt and high house prices are directly attributable to government policy, rather than the result of some vast, secret plot being orchestrated by the over-60s. So no, I think we still need to be worrying about racism and extremism, rather than battling pensioners.

EatShitDerek Sun 03-Aug-14 11:44:19

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gordyslovesheep Sun 03-Aug-14 11:47:12

what an odd and simplistic view of the world - yabu

shockinglybadteacher Sun 03-Aug-14 11:55:41

I'm still hanging on for the class war. The generation war, though, nah ;)

It is shit though. I have decent graduate and postgrad qualifications. I did everything you were supposed to in order not to be marginal. I'm still marginal.

I've been made homeless three times and had to sleep on sofas. A permanent home would be completely beyond my reach - I've applied for social housing before and got nowhere. My (private, rented flat) landlord has just put rent up by another hundred quid. He lives in Singapore and doesn't feel he's getting enough out of us. He's instructed the letting agent to raise it by another hundred but the agent's told me privately "He doesn't see why he can't raise it by another couple of hundred. He doesn't feel he's getting the rate for the area. Students would pay it...." So again in a precarious position.

There is a clear and obvious division between how people are existing now and how they used to.

SteeleyeSpanx Sun 03-Aug-14 13:59:57

Will Self likened the Baby Boom generation to a giant warty toad, squatting over the younger generations.

Sounds about right to me.

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