British disease

British disease

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the British disease the pattern of strikes and industrial unrest in the 1970s and early 1980s supposed by many during this time to be endemic in Britain and to weaken the British economy
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The British disease is the arrogance of bosses who behave as if they're masters of the universe and that ordinary mortals shouldn't complain.
He lambasted licensees behind alcohol promotions which offered cut-price drinks on Halloween with some as low as 10p and appealed to "people generally" to avoid the British disease of binge drinking.
IS the British disease striking our economy once again?
During his speech the MP expressed concern over the low levels of national productivity, the so-called British disease.
But head to Moscow or Warsaw or Kiev, and you'll find this very British disease has taken hold and is now scarier than ever.
To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukemia with leeches.
In thinking about these prospects, it is important to understand the nature of the British disease.
But at the risk of upsetting the Daily Mail and casting a slur on English honour, I think we can agree that every one of those deaths was regrettable, and that anything that reduces the risk of a similar tragedy has to be tolerated until the last defiant remnants of the British Disease have finally been eradicated.
Is it part of the British disease of never being properly prepared for anything?
Finally, yes I acknowledge the British disease known as booze culture encompasses all racing, and I have been to enough evening meetings to witness it first-hand, but watching the floodlight racing from Kempton merely confirmed that the enticement is not the racing, but a night out.
The hooliganism element of soccer became known on the Continent as the British disease.

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