How did it get like this? My first few interesting experiences with the nanny state in full swing, after just 6 months of being away. 1). Customs a few weeks ago, Having spent an hour before my flight back to france from england (conducting interviews) looking for parcel tape to make my longboard secure for flying, managed to check in ok, however i was searched at customs for my roll of parcel tape, it was confiscated with the excuse of "you could do something with it". Also the amount of police checks GOING OUT OF THE UK, well guys the problem ideally would BE FLYING FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY, NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD DO IT TAKING OFF FROM UK SOIL, MAINLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALL LEFT BECAUSE OF THE MILLION POUNDS A DAY WE AHVE TO PAY IN TAX, ON THE TAX, ON THE TAX FFFFFFFFfffffff 2). Air line companies. Flying back yesturday, they retro-respectively applied new policies (charging for air-port check-in) then demanding £6.00 before letting me on my flight. This vexed me as i generally dont travel with money, and their machines didnt work with my card, untill the very nice ladies at the currency exchange lent me £6.00. they will be getting flowers this week. 3). People constantly complaining, and yet doing nothing about it. It seems like whatever our undemocratically elected government decides to do we just roll over and take it in the ass, what the hell is wrong with you people? what happened to the eternal resistance that the english are famed for? we are being shown up by our brothers the french, who for the past month have been staging strikes for the goverment trying to move the age of retirement from 60 to 62. Please please dont let this idiocy last any longer, for i fear that everyone of worth will either :- 1). move 2). set-up their own country in corn-wall 3). start going insane with the amount of anti-terror laws..