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Take to it like a fish to dry land

So I’ve enrolled in studying for a Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics… this is apparently a Social Science Degree… via the Open University. Anyways, this is week two, or maybe three, I can’t quite work it out from the documentation they’ve kindly shared with me… and so far I’ve got one assignment due on the 2nd March. So, just over a week…

Progress has been slow.

My assignment is to “Discuss differences and inequalities on the streets of the United Kingdom.” in 750 words.

Anyways, I have done some thinking work, and I was mildly shocked to realise that in the last decade, I’ve lived in seven UK locations. This surely gives me good knowledge to start from… you’d think. Anyways, it’s been quite an interesting intellectual challenge thinking about differences across the UK, whether it’s demographic, location, rural v urban, land border v island, north v south…

The only problem is now I’ve got to write the essay… something I’ve not done in nearly six years!! Crikey indeed. To prep for the challenge, I’m going to spend a long weekend not thinking about it on the beaches of South Sri Lanka. Yes, I’m a man with his priorities sorted.


About Mcfaggen

Having grown up in Co. Fermanagh where most of my family still reside, I thought it would be worthwhile to keep a blog of my travels around the rest of the UK, Europe and the World.


3 thoughts on “Take to it like a fish to dry land

  1. Love ur lil blogs baz..luk forward 2 them!hope ur keepin well.take care.ur lil friend frm n.ireland lol.x

    Posted by becky | March 6, 2010, 22:39
  2. How\’s this for differences and inequalities? People who work hard stress more, get taxed heavier, then get no benefits for the work they put in. If they work for certain companies they also get abuse for being associated with a few people who were totally irresponsible with other people\’s money… people who in turn were only doing what they\’d been shown to do by similar people who\’d got away with it. People who choose to sit at home and do nothing, or breed excessively, get rewarded for their lethargy with free accommodation, bonusses and healthcare, and pretty much moan about the aforementioned hard workers, as the current economic climate means they can\’t get a loan they can\’t afford, and have no intention of repaying anyway. Some turn to crime to fund their excessive purchasing, and, whilst they are minorly inconvenienced, they can relax in the knowledge that the justice system is so inefficient it\’ll cost tens or hundreds of thousands to secure any sort of conviction, which just isn\’t worth the hassle. All parties get an equal vote. There you go… that\’s gotta be less than 200 words.

    Posted by Alex | March 22, 2010, 23:51
  3. Tough day was it Alex??

    Posted by Barry | March 31, 2010, 06:12

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