What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of London? Is it the iconic red buses, or buildings such as the London Eye and Big Ben? Driving on the left side of the road? Dry humour? Fish & Chips?
London is rapidly becoming one of the most multi-cultural places in the world yet Londoners seem to take this for guaranteed. Most older generations are attempting to hold onto pre-industrial Britain and can’t seem to get to terms with the 21st century.
The opportunities surrounding London are bigger than most and nothing can be handed to you on a plate… although agreed it is hard to get your foot in the door without hard work, determination and a few contacts but this shouldn’t be blamed on the migration of other ethnic minorities such as African-Caribbeans, Eastern Europeans. Dreams are a universal factor just like music however the attitudes within England make many people migrating from other parts of the world feel uncomfortable when they only dream to come here to support their family for better job opportunities.
Like every argument, there are two sides – and as a British culture that wants good things instantly such as holidays in the sun every year, we need to appreciate our neighbouring countries and not be above them. The recent decisions and discussions among Prime Minister David Cameron to remove The U.K from the EU are one of many examples.