[quote]Alpha F wrote:
In 2009, about 50 families did homeschool about 100 children. After 2010, though, about half of the families that did homeschool have emigrated because of this restriction, often after threats from the social services and large fines.’
Don’t underestimate them. These people are fucking crazy. I’d have serious concerns about even travelling to some of these countries nowadays.[/quote]
Oh, I know. I lived in London until 2010.
I have seen how that type of government goes about making everything their business.
Social services and fines are often used as tools to threaten the population.
There are government doctors that are used the same way.[/quote]
I haven’t been there in 10 years. Sounds like the place has really gone to shit.[/quote]
Yes it has.
My neighbor tells me not to go back.
Last I heard a warrant was issued over an unpaid TV license.
I fought that law for all the years I was there.
Did not pay and never caved in to their written threats and was prepared to not open the door to any TV “officer” coming to check on me.
Did you know that just buy possessing a television even if the plug was cut off rendering it unusable, you would still be fined 1000 GBP?
Just for having a broken box in a cupboard.
Also, this extended with the internet: if you had a laptop, they claimed you could still watch tv through that and therefore had to pay the tv licence.
It made me sick, I tell you.
Piece by piece they take and take and take relentlessly.