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.
multiculturalism is such a beautiful thing.
If they’re trying to get away from crime, then South Africa is definitely the wrong place to go.
“More proof that unchecked anti-western culture immigration leads to the death of liberty and democratic ideals of any free nation.”
The OBL’s must surely have a death wish for our way of life.
Either that or they are just criminally greedy.
I heard that there were 15,000 Brits a month leaving and moving to other countries.
My friend showed me the Air Pakistan 747 coming in to Manchester airport every morning with another load of Paki Muslims. Whole sections of towns there are Muslim with them all in their native costumes.
Thanks for the opening.
What is remarkable is that everything still applies, 40 years later, and the same lame rebuttal remains "Racism!"
Thousands fleeing? Reads rather like Michigan except we can't sell our homes.
their LAND, and their PEOPLE!!!
there is no place to run to, the third world is the fastest growing population. Stand and fight or we will lose forever.
Resembles a refugee (purge).
Yet - the Brits allow every manner of lunatic, leach and unskilled imbecile from the Turd World to enter the U.K. and get on the Dole -- while the bastards protest and commit crimes against the U.K.....
Until the current Jihad is ended......Muslims should be barred from entry into ANY country outside their Islamic "paradise"...
Saudi Arabia's laws call for the DEATH PENALTY for any NON Muslim entering their Holy Sites......
It seems appropriate that we simply require them to STAY IN PLACE until they can demonstrate they have learned to "play nice" and "behave".......
What happened to the men and women of the old UK. The kind of people that believed in fighting for their country. The ones that if alive today would not stand for all this Muslim crap taking over their country. Look at right here at FR at the Conservatives on here that want to fight back, that do what we can to fight back, that love our country so much and are outraged at the changes we have seen. Are we leaving or staying? I think we are staying to take a stand.
Like I said just curious, but for me I prefer men and women in my life that will fight back.
“..the US has not been extending the welcome mat to educated European immigrants in recent years.”
This is done intentionally in order to destroy the western image that the US once had. In order to satisfy the globalists we must become a turd world nation.
Australia has become more and more of a desirable place to go to permanently to our two sons who are degreed engineers.
Yes, But WHEN?
We have a winner
I saw this quote today, and changed my tag line to match.
“The measure of a country is not how many people are wanting to come in, but how many want to leave.”
BBC says there are 16,000 home grown Muslim radicals capable of terrorist acts in UK alone.
Send em to Canada, they r building a Islamic terrorist network to attack the USA,making it impossible for canucks to think theyr safe from jihad.
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