British disease


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British disease

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(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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Narrow-minded nationalism is not simply a British disease: across the West, much of the public sees globalisation as leaderless, lacking a human face, and akin to an uncontrollable runaway train.
Narrow-minded nationalism is not simply a British disease: across the West, much of the public sees globalization as leaderless, lacking a human face, and akin to an uncontrollable runaway train.
Indecisiveness is becoming the new British disease. Not only is there no consensus on Brexit, Tory MPs appear unable to agree how to get rid of Theresa May.The Conservatives' 1922 committee last night rejected changing the rules to allow another leadership challenge but called on the PM to set out a clear timetable for her departure should she fail to get her withdrawal agreement through the Commons.
It does seem to be a very British disease compared to most of Europe where people seem to have a culture of pride in where they live and are virtually litter free, especially in the towns about the same size of our borough.
For the European Union, the central issue must now be to prevent the British disease from spreading, and this is a very real possibility with France's right wing Le Pen now pushing for a 'Frexit.'
Although Euroskepticism was once seen as a British disease, it's becoming a general phenomenon across the continent.
Britain was known as the "poor man of Europe", notorious for the "British Disease" (strikes), with monolithic state-controlled industries to whom the concept of "customer-focus" was alien.
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. Current productivity is less than four years ago and far worse than the last years of the 1970s.
"It was once seen as a British disease. But Euroscepticism has now spread across the continent like a virus." The first two sentences of the new report by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)(1) on the rise in nationalism and rejection of European integration tidily sums up the situation a year ahead of the May 2014 European elections.

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