Skip to comments.4,000 PEOPLE A WEEK TRYING TO LEAVE UK
Posted on 08/05/2007 9:58:13 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
BRITAIN is facing a mass exodus of people looking to escape the crime and grime of modern living.
The countrys biggest foreign visa consultancy firm has revealed that applications have soared in the last seven months by 80 per cent to almost 4,000 a week. Ten years ago the figure was just 300 a week.
Most people are relocating within the Commonwealth in Australia, Canada and South Africa. They are almost all young professionals and skilled workers aged 20-40.
And many cite their reason for wanting to quit as immigration to these shores and the burden it is placing on their communities and local authorities. The dearth of good schools, spiralling house prices, rising crime and tax increases are also driving people away.
Obtaining a visa to live abroad can cost as little as £1,500 for the right candidates. Plumbers, electricians, construction workers and doctors are famously in demand. The only obstruction to emigration from the UK is a criminal record, poor health, advancing age and being a third country national.
Liam Clifford, a former immigration control officer, set up globalvisas.com as a one-man band 12 years ago. He now employs 60 people and is in the process of opening new offices in both South Africa and Australia. Mr Clifford said: Its absolutely phenomenal. People are trying to get away to wherever they can, and most are successful.
Ironically, one of the main reasons for leaving is the overstretch of services due to increasing immigration into the UK. People are looking for the better standard of living offered by other countries, as even the most idyllic villages in Britain are under pressure from rising populations Skilled labour is obviously an advantage, but so is speaking the English language. Most countries are harder to get into if you dont speak English. UK plc simply isnt fighting hard enough to keep its people. Some are telling us they are fed up with living in this country. Even business people are saying theyve had enough.
Theyre saying I cant put my children into the right school, but if I move abroad I can. Most people are very patriotic and dont want to leave. Theyre almost terrified about it. But they say they just have to.
Its a shame people at the top dont recognise theyre not doing enough to retain highly skilled workers in this country. A lot of them are quite young, and theyre not idle. They just cant see a future for themselves in this country. They want to get married and settle down and buy homes, but they cant see it happening here.
And time and time again they are saying to us they dont want to be seen as racist because they are quitting because of immigration. We tell them of course theyre not.
According to the most recent Office of National Statistics figures, in 2005 the official number of people leaving UK shores was 352,000 up from 249,000 in 1995. The majority around 150,000 migrated from London and the south east.
Among those who headed out were Simon Blood, 26, and Rachel Roberts, 23, who moved to Australia four months ago. The couple, from Stoke-on-Trent, are loving their new life in far north Queensland so much that theyve decided its permanent.
Apart from family, football and a few television programmes, theres nothing they miss about home. Embracing the warmest winter theyve ever known averaging 24C daily both relish the commute to work which takes just five minutes, leaving plenty of time for walks on the beach.
Simon, a marketing executive, and Rachel, a nurse, followed their dream after seeing a newspaper advertisement for nursing recruits Down Under.
It all went very smoothly, said Simon. Its beautiful here and weve no plans to go back for good.
Britain and Europe are doomed.
Australia seems the best bet.
They would be welcome in the USA, but they’d have to be able to speak Spanish/s
I stopped reading right there.
Apparently, "modern living" is now the euphemism de jour for savage, murdering, ignorant two-legged animals cutting swaths of mayhem and murder through all Western societies.
no they would not be welcomed here in the U.S., they have to be an illegal alien from Mexico or S. A. to be accepted here.
Mark Steyn called it. Europe is in serious trouble.
I agree if the Brit’s don’t stand up and take their country back from the muslims.
really sad. We have to start up the Crusades again. Unfortunately I dont’ think this nation has the backbone for it.
Enoch Powell had it right forty years ago.
Our friends came here from England in ‘98, for similar reasons. He’s been on a work visa in an IT position. They’ve been struggling for years to get through the bureacratic nightmare of our immigration process. It took until a few months ago to clear the Dept of Labor, which now permits them to apply for a green card. In the meantime, he remains locked in with a single employer, the kids grow up, and neither the teenagers nor the wife are allowed to seek employment to help save for college. Unfortunately, the US has not been extending the welcome mat to educated European immigrants in recent years.
More proof that unchecked anti-western culture immigration leads to the death of liberty and democratic ideals of any free nation. There really is a ‘dark side’ and the emergence of the islamist death cult masquerading as ‘the oppressed’ proves it.
The last thing we need in the US are a bunch of UK and EU ex-pats.
If you live in a state where you’re being overrun with California liberals fleeing the results of their past political choices, as we are here in NV, you know what I’m talking about.
These immigrants show up in a conservative state (or country, in the case of the US) and immediately start trying to turn their new home into what they just left.
No, the UK ex-pats, with their penchant for multiculturalism and gun control, can go elsewhere.
“And time and time again they are saying to us they dont want to be seen as racist because they are quitting because of immigration. We tell them of course theyre not.
This quote says it all. People are so afraid of being called racist that they would rather run away from their country than fight the cause of the problem that makes them want to leave in the first place.
We only extend the “welcome mat” to ignorant, unskilled, disease ridden, non english speaking, third world peasants. After all, it wouldn’t be very diverse of us to welcome english speaking, skilled, healthy people from a similar culture.
Who can blame them.
Very funny, but unfortunately too close to the truth.
“Press 1 for English” soon to be replaced by “Pulsar 2 para Ingles”.
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