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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.
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."
Originally posted by Acidtastic
Note to the government. You smell of wee and I hate you.
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.
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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