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Mass exodus from UK

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posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:15 AM
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I would think this has to do more with the UK becoming more and more of a police state, with cameras everywhere you went, as the government wants to track the moves of the people.

link to article: www.themovechannel.com...


New research has found that a whopping 11 million Brits are thinking of taking a job overseas within the next two years - a significant dent in the population - and a fifth of those would choose a new life down under...

Britain is experiencing the greatest exodus of its own nationals in recent history while immigration is at unprecedented levels, new figures show.

In 2007, 207,000 British citizens - one every three minutes - left the country and currency specialist Foreign Currency Direct has revealed that one in four working Brits are now looking to leave the country for sunnier climes and better job opportunities.

More British live abroad than any other nationality and the levels of emigration are now the same as those seen in the late-1950s when the £10 Poms left for Australia.


From everything I have read about what is happening in the UK, I personally would not want to live there either. The one thing about it, the UK may be first in being more of a police state, but I do not believe many other countries will lag behind too far. My opinion is what they do in the UK will spread eventually to the U.S., Australia and so on.


An increase in tax levelled at high wage earners coupled with rising UK unemployment is thought to be partly behind the mass exodus.

The majority of people planned to head for a country with a warmer climate, more days of sunshine and those that were English speaking.A fifth of people named Australia as their top choice; one in six selected the USA and one in ten chose New Zealand. Canada was also a popular choice.

Peter S. Ellis, Chief Executive of Foreign Currency Direct, said, "As people struggle to find jobs, it is no wonder that Brits are considering bailing out the UK.

"In the last year, Foreign Currency Direct has seen an 37 per cent increase in the number of clients transferring funds to Australia and the USA as Britons look overseas for a better quality of life."


Those members of ATS from the UK: is leaving the UK something you have thought about or wanted to do?




posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:18 AM
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That's becasue this country sucks the big one.

I would leave it in the mud at the drop of a hat, if I had a passport, and some money to take with me.


Note to the goverment. You smell of wee and I hate you.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:26 AM
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Originally posted by Acidtastic
Note to the government. You smell of wee and I hate you.


Laughing my tiny hiney off.

That is a very funny statement.

Next time I get upset at a council meeting I will tell them they smell of wee and I hate them.

Best quote of the day so far.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by questioningall
From everything I have read about what is happening in the UK, I personally would not want to live there either. The one thing about it, the UK may be first in being more of a police state, but I do not believe many other countries will lag behind too far.


If you read sensationalised stories from newspapers that are written on little more than toilet paper, then you might get that impression.

But then, you can get that impression about anywhere, because its always the negativity that people focus on.

Every country has its fair share of problems, and every country has its fair share of people who are dissatisfied with it.

C'st la vie.

Edit to add...

The site you linked has a vested interest in selling homes abroad - its not exactly going to present a pretty picture of the place its trying to get people to move out from...



TheMoveChannel.com is a privately-owned property portal that has been helping international estate agents, developers, investors and private owners to buy and sell homes, holiday villas, investment apartments, land and commercial property since 1999.


Telling everyone its all roses would be bad for business.

[edit on 21/5/09 by neformore]

[edit on 21/5/09 by neformore]



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:30 AM
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I wouldnt go near the UK with a 10 foot police baton.

I would rather goto France where the government does smell of wee and I dont hate them!



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:47 AM
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Just think of the financial implications if this many people leave the UK and no longer have to pay for taxes and the equivalent of Social Security. This could collapse the whole UK.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:51 AM
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In my last few months in Australia there appeared to be a lot more Brits making the move. What I found interesting was a lot of them fell out of the normal rules which were in place when I emigrated from England ten years back. Almost as if Australia had thrown open its doors to anyone wishing to escape their homeland. This was also true of folks from Africa, India, the Middle East, Eastern Europe. Not sure if its significant. Im guessing Australia will follow the UK and may even end up worse. It has always leaned toward Fascism and you can see the politicians chaffing at the bit to bring in the police state. Rudd's already planning to up the anti with China by beefing the 'defence' forces so maybe they need excess cannon fodder. Truth be told I've been trying to escape the mindless spiral into hell since I left the army over fifteen years back. Worked my way around the world and just watched it all slowly creep in everywhere. There is just no where to escape to Im afraid. Im content to just let things be now, found the place I want to be and want to enjoy whatever time I have left. You just cant wake people up, can only change yourself.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:51 AM
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Yup, me & the wife are looking to leave England as soon as we can get a little money behind us.

Canada > NZ > America > Austrialia would be out choice destinations, we will probably end up somewhere in BC



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 09:02 AM
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I know heaps of British people here in New Zealand, and they say they would never go back to the UK, not one of them would return there to live.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by Bun-G
Yup, me & the wife are looking to leave England as soon as we can get a little money behind us.

Canada > NZ > America > Austrialia would be out choice destinations, we will probably end up somewhere in BC


BC is nice, it rains alot in most of southern BC. Alberta has trees in the north, lots of snow in the middle and bald a** prairie in the south. Saskatchewan is just plain flat, but land/houses are cheap and they are still highering people into jobs. Manitoba is best to just skip. I'm sorry but I haven't travelled much east of Manitoba in Canada though I hear that the Maritimes is very pretty but short on jobs.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 09:08 AM
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i have worked all my life an have a few good pensions (hopefully) kicking in when im 55, that's it no more work out me, tentacles said france, that would be my ideal spot. the french are very militant about things like social care and jobs, personally i would buy a luxury motor barge and live near toulouse on their canals , drink their fine wine and lovely food, no way am i gonna stay in blighty and freeze to death in winter and watch everything go up in price,



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 09:09 AM
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If this is true and people are leaving in droves what of the recent surge in ME/Asian immigrants who form their own little communities and separate themselves from the nation they moved to?

It'll be more than satisfying to see what happens when there are fewer people paying into a system than there are leeching off of the system.

The obvious solution is globalization to the point that no one can outrun the system you are forced to pay into. A neat little global oligarchy.

It happens in the U.S. every year. Tax payers flee the overtaxing states while the welfare dependent simultaneously flee toward the overtaxing states. The solution has been and continues to be federalization so you cannot escape the jack-booted thugs who take your property at the end of a gun.

This cannot be sustained and will eventually result in rebellion/extinction. It's only a matter of time.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 09:17 AM
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I have a friends moving here from there as soon as they save up enough money. The reasons they are moving, taxes, loosing of rites , political correctness, and the cold.

I said well except for the cold part, you have that here too! People always think the grass is greener.

Ama



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 09:20 AM
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I remember a few years ago a scholar who urged Europeans to move elsewhere as Muslims are being encouraged to immigrate thereby displacing the indigenous white populations.

Truer words have never been spoken. Now the reasons are not just ethnic displacement.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 09:37 AM
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I think it is a mixture of things for different people.

I want out of the UK for the following reasons...

Yob culture is taking over. There is a generation of kids who can't write properly, don't understand their own language and have no respect for anyone or anything.

I cannot get a home here, I am not a "priority" for a council home, I cannot get a mortgage as a single man because I have no savings (how do I save if I have to pay council tax and rent to a private landlord?)
I am trapped into spending my entire life paying rent to scummy landlords.

Our government are making decisions truly reminiscent of Orwell's 1984.
And they're doing this from a seat of corruption. We cannot trust a thing they do or a word they say, and at the same time they expect us to abide by laws allowing them absolute power over our lives. Every political party is and will be the same.

Those are just a few of my reasons. And I too would go to Australia, because I already have friends there and if that country does go tits-up like the UK has, I can just get a train and be in a tiny town away from the PTB within a couple of hours.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 09:37 AM
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Taxes are high, the weather is crap, speed cameras, expenses fiasco, binge drinkers, council estates, knife crime , the list goes on, all the things that are wrong with the UK.

If you wouldn't touch the Uk with a ten foot pole, then we don't want you here anyway. The UK needs good people, and good does not mean rich - SO if people leave because they don't want their over 150K GBP salaries taxed more then to hell with them.

I've lived in the UK for three years now and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Yes there are problems, but there are problems EVERYWHERE.

In two years I'll be a proud recipeint of my very own UK passport, citizenship comes with some responsibilities - So I won't be running away because of the bad weather.

Cheers!



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 10:13 AM
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wait till you have lived here for 40 odd years, your kids cant get a trade coz there no heavy indrustry anymore and watch the place go down the pan slowly. its a True saying here "i cant afford to work" it says a lot about this country,
which country did you come from freind ?




posted on May, 22 2009 @ 09:52 AM
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AMerican politicians are corrupt but they aren't as bad as the british ones. Big Business has bribed every single MP into letting millions of uneducated foreigners into the country so business can profit off their cheap labor.



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 05:14 AM
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Thanks for the info, i'd be happy to move further north in bc but the wife has her heart set on vancouver area if we do decide to go to canada



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 05:22 AM
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If you want to renew a british passport when abroad and have any questions regarding it you have to pay 1,60 Pounds per minute. When calling they ask you to have your credit card ready. This is maybe not the worst thing but is indicative of what kind of country the UK is. United Kingdom Ltd.



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