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August 06, 2007

4,000 People A Week Trying To Leave UK

4,000 People a week trying to leave UK

BRITAIN is facing a mass exodus of people looking to escape the crime and grime of modern living.

The country’s 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 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:

“It’s 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 don’t speak English. UK plc simply isn’t 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 they’ve had enough.
“They’re saying ‘I can’t put my children into the right school, but if I move abroad I can’. Most people are very patriotic and don’t want to leave. They’re almost terrified about it. But they say they just have to.
“It’s a shame people at the top don’t recognise they’re not doing enough to retain highly skilled workers in this country. A lot of them are quite young, and they’re not idle. They just can’t see a future for themselves in this country. They want to get married and settle down and buy homes, but they can’t see it happening here.
“And time and time again they are saying to us they don’t want to be seen as racist because they are quitting because of immigration. We tell them of course they’re 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 they’ve decided it’s permanent.

Apart from family, football and a few television programmes, there’s nothing they miss about home. Embracing the warmest winter they’ve 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. “It’s beautiful here and we’ve no plans to go back for good.”

Wild Thing's comment........

BRITAIN is facing a mass exodus of people looking to escape the crime and grime of modern living.

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.

If the Brits want to take their country back from the Muslims then they will need to take it back from the Socialists first. If we put the Democrat-Socialist party in charge in '08 then the same will be said of US.

This happening in the UK is just more proof that unchecked anti-western culture immigration leads to the death of liberty and destroys a free nation. There really is a ‘dark side’ and the emergence of the islamist death cult masquerading as ‘the oppressed’ proves it.

The third world is the fastest growing population. Stand and fight or we will lose forever.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 6, 2007 12:47 AM


... why don't they simply just enter the U.S. through our southern open borderless borders, where Texas Fred could put them up for a few nights?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at August 6, 2007 03:28 AM

It's the fact that Britain has let too many Muslims in and they've ruined the place. That's the real reason.

Posted by: Lynn at August 6, 2007 04:36 AM

When I lived in England, the taxes were astronomical. Their was a 15% value added tax (sales) and the guys who had wives working on the local economy said they paid almost 50% income tax. This was all back in 1981.

Taxes coupled with Islam taking over is probably the reason people want out of there. It's bad enough your taxed so high but when your taxes have to support terrorist sympathizers, that's too much.

Posted by: BobF at August 6, 2007 07:09 AM

Very sad. For a long time England was the motherland of Western culture and, of course, Anglo culture. Multi-culturalism, political correctness and socialism have combined to probably kill "Merry Olde England" forever. The new moslem culture will not only take over, but will destroy the vestiges of the former English culture. Britain has committed suicide.

Our own leadership is hell bent on the same suicidal course. I don't want America to become a Spanish language dominent, high taxed, Socialist, unstable country with daily call to prayer heard coast to coast. We are at the crossroads right now. I wish the Presidential and congressional elections were today so I would have an idea which way we are going to go. It is difficult to wait until '08.

Posted by: TomR at August 6, 2007 02:10 PM

What? You mean taking away all firearms isn't stopping crime in the Gun Free Zone??? Shocking!!! This from a nation which would rather call a battle a draw than a win. The hell of it is this: It's a small world, there is no place to run anymore. You can stay and capitulate or you can stand and fight. Personally I'd rather have their stinking carcasses at my feet than their butchering hands at my throat.
There still are choices but they are dwindling fast.
The last free country on earth is failing fast and trying to distance itself from the only other nation unwilling to go Muzzy - Israel.

Posted by: Jack at August 6, 2007 02:24 PM

And the Libs seem to be going along with it as long as they get Bush.

Do they really think for all their reasoning and good feelings that they wouldn't lose their head as quick as me or any other conservative ?

Do they, Libs, really believe they can get along with the Sharia Law, Women are nothing in their society. Nancy Pelosi and the rest of that bunch of castrated females, that can't shoot straight would be turned into nothing more than high class 'Hand-maidens' or given a broom.

But as long as they get Bush. This is crazy, he will be gone in 16 months. Personally I don't believe Hillary can win. So what happens if another conservative gets elected President, are they going to give away the rest of the country ?

We had better wake up.

Posted by: Mark at August 6, 2007 06:57 PM

Another sign that England is going under. Such a shame.

Posted by: raz0r at August 6, 2007 10:47 PM

Darth, LOL, well that is an idea.

For me I would stay and fight back somehow. I pray it does not get worse here or we will see headlines like this for America maybe.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 7, 2007 01:12 AM

Lynn your right that is exactly what it is. Someone tried to tell me at work that it was other things and I almost had to laugh. I didn't but I was liek hello do you realize how the Muslims go there and demand changes, demand special treatment and attack and kill people?

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 7, 2007 01:16 AM

Bob I agree, the combination and knowing their taxes come back to them in bombs from these way to live.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 7, 2007 01:18 AM

Tom, I agree Britain has committed suicide and I worry big time about our own country.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 7, 2007 01:21 AM

Jack that is the thing, your right. I prefer to stay and fight. Churchill would have stayed and fought too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 7, 2007 01:25 AM

Mark exactly, everyone here in America had better wake up. The left's hate is amazing to me, but worse yet it is dangerous. They live, eat and sleep their hate and that is all they care about their hate for Bush and wanting to get rid of him.

If we are lucky enough to win the next election and actually get a conservative elected are they going to go after him like they do Bush. I think they will as sure as I am breathing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 7, 2007 01:31 AM

razOr, yes I feel sad for the people that live there that have seen it change for the worse. Good people that love their country like we love ours.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 7, 2007 01:33 AM

More the socialistic your economic policies the more your going to chase off the the wealth generating middle class. Looks like the UK is learning that the hard way.

Posted by: MiltonFriedman at August 8, 2007 03:31 PM