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.
Political Correctness really is the perfect poison for Western Civilization. Once that bizarre and self-destructive mindset takes hold in a society, there really isn't any getting away from it. Patriotism and national survival have themselves become politically incorrect concepts.
Thanks upchuck - I’ll insert these ideas into an itinerary I’m creating - I will have 4 weeks - and will need 1 of them for driving!
Unfortunately, that's very true.
However, you can control who comes into your state by setting up an employment agency for immigrants. This will enable you to screen out the undesirables, and hook up only those that meet your approval with employers willing to sponsor a perspective job applicant from Europe or wherever.
Apparently there is good money to be made in that business.
Europe is sleepwalking its way to suicide - Mark Steyn
I still can’t figure out WHY OH WHY the English gave their country away to muslim immigrants. How on earth did that happen with people like Maggie Thatcher in the top spot? Such a small country, already with a large, healthy population. Whose insane idea was it to allow unlimited influx from various muslim-dominated hell holes like Pakistan?
Were there any voices of warning? Any alarm bells or voices crying in the wilderness that this was suicide for the Sceptered Isle?
Na, they are just spilling over into Ontario from Michigan. If they are building a terrorists network anywhere, it the USA, home of the largest mosks in north America and the largest Muhammadan population. (10 times that of Canada) Michigan, were 7 out of 10 babies born and named "Mohammad".
But he was a racist!
It's a nice city, but unfortunately they have the worst Islamic immigrant problems (Ontario a close second) due to their immigration policies, which they copy from France. Not near as bad as Michigan though, but getting there. Rural Quebec is nice, but from what I see on Canadian news, they are being labeled racists for trying to preserve their CANADIAN culture from immigrants.
Thanks for posting that link. Very interesting. :)
Just tool around from Lubbock south to the Texas Hill country. Don’t forget the Hill Country and don’t forget the BBQ. have them serve you the BBQ with margaritas or Shiner beer or both and let you wife do the driving.
And if you are the aesthetic type come around March/April to enjoy the blue bonnets.
I have to agree. In one generation.... we've seen "class" take a nosedive. There's no decorum or rules of decency adhered to, in the general populace.
I will eat some bbq now... from Georgia ya know. Do you have mustard bbq there? red? yellow?
I’ve felt for some time that this is what will happen here if we don’t get a grip on immigration, the welfare state, and crime. We see it already happening in the cities to the suburbs, the suburbs to the country, and the coasts to the heartland.
It’s just a matter of time . . .
What these statistics omit are the numbers which return to Britain within 5 years, having tried alternatives but found the grass isn’t greener after all....I believe the percentage of these returnees is remarkably high.
“..if we dont get a grip on immigration..”
Seen any political leader on the horizon talking about controlling immigration? They would not dare to touch the subject for fear that they may be accused of racism. It’s not only the quantity of immigrants that is important but the quality is even more so. There are too many takers coming in and not enough of contributors.
New World order, destruction of the United States of America.
New World order, destruction of the United States of America.
I have no answer, all I know is I have traveled a lot in my life and this is the best country in the world. Not just because I was born here but from what I have seen of other places in the world.Our country is worth saving and to leave would just be handing over the keys to the whole place. Personally I can’t do that.
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