Bye Bye Britain: The Natives Are Fleeing
From the desk of The Brussels Journal on Fri, 2007-07-27 15:44
A quote from Press Dispensary, 25 July 2007
Increasing numbers of people are taking the decision to move overseas as a result of the UK’s current immigration policy, according to www.globalvisas.com, a specialist immigration consultancy that provides immigration advice and visa services. As numbers of immigrants to the UK from the new European Union Accession states continue to grow, more and more people in the UK are choosing to take their experience and skills overseas.
Director Liam Clifford says: “Since January 2007, we have recorded an 80% rise in British nationals applying to move overseas. As this rise continues, so does the number of enquiries we receive from people asking for help in migrating to a new country. In recent months, we have received as many as 4,000 requests in a single week from people who have had enough of Britain and want to get out.” He adds: “Ironically, the main reason for these people leaving the UK is the over-stretching of services caused by inbound immigration to the UK. We are aware of the issue of so-called ‘white flight’ from certain inner city areas to the suburbs but now people are increasingly seeking a better standard of living offered by other countries.”
The consultancy caters for immigrants to the UK as well as British people who wish to emigrate to the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or South Africa. After more than 12 years in its field, the company has recorded an increase in the number of non-EU and low skilled EU A8 citizens coming to the UK over recent years, and is now seeing a dramatic increase in British people applying to leave the UK.
Bye Bye Germany, 10 November 2006
Bye Bye Holland, 10 November 2006
Bye Bye Britain, 13 November 2006
Bye Bye Sweden, 16 February 2007
Eldorado or Home: Europeans’ Flight from Europe, 6 June 2007
Submitted by Atlanticist911 on Sat, 2007-07-28 19:10.
Hope these are of use to you:
Let's do this again sometime.
To: Atheling #2
Submitted by Atlanticist911 on Sat, 2007-07-28 18:28.
See definition: 4b
It just occured to me that the term 'mate' might baffle you.It just means "friend",or "buddy".
I remember an incident on my very first trip to the US when I asked a couple of female friends if either of them had a rubber on them that I could use.I meant the thing one finds on the opposite end of my pencil,NOT something they might find on the end of my... do you get my point,so to speak?
Submitted by atheling on Sat, 2007-07-28 18:35.
No worries, I know what "mate" means. I read a lot of contemporary British literature and watch British film, etc... I also have friends who are British, so I know a lot of slang.
However, I didn't know the "rubber" thing! I was in Britain 10 years ago and one time asked a British acquaintance if I could "bum" a cigarette from him. He gave me a very startled look!
Submitted by Atlanticist911 on Sat, 2007-07-28 17:51.
You are quite right about that.And,as we say in Eurabia,"Shukran,Mate!".
Submitted by Atlanticist911 on Sat, 2007-07-28 17:30.
Hey,what about people like me? We're not Europeans,we're British.Don't we count?
Submitted by atheling on Sat, 2007-07-28 17:36.
Joining the EU was the worst thing Britain has ever done for itself because Britons are not Europeans. And of course, people like you are welcome!
I don't buy it
Submitted by Amsterdamsky on Sat, 2007-07-28 08:56.
I don't buy it. If they were moving because of immigration why choose S. Africa and the US were whites (especially men) are already third class citizens? I don't doubt that they are leaving and I don't doubt Brits are fed up with their immigration system that is not in the interest of Brits but I seriously doubt this is why they are leaving.
Submitted by atheling on Sat, 2007-07-28 17:23.
They want to leave the EU, that's why. There's no freedom in Europe anymore. It's becoming a fascist continent with the lefty bureaucrats in charge and the neo-Nazi Muslims roaming the streets.
And in the US white men are NOT third class citizens... yet. That's a battle we Americans are fighting right now. It'd be nice if we could ship all the leftist loons in this country to Europe, and we'll take all their remaining sensible conservatives. Good swap!
Brits buy it
Submitted by Bob Doney on Sat, 2007-07-28 11:49.
One of the main drivers of emigration is the present, but not for much longer, house price bubble in the UK. Brits love their houses, especially if they're dilapidated and in need of a refurb. So if they can flog their 3 bedroomed semi in Knotty Ash and buy a run-down castle with a few acres in Italy or Spain with the proceeds, they'll jump at the opportunity. I don't believe immigration has much to do with it, other than adding to the general air of dissatisfaction and uncertainty. It's mainly the middle classes who are fleeing to the sun and the colonies, and they don't live in the inner-city areas where immigration has the biggest impact. White flight in that sense is largely the white working classes heading to the suburbs.
And why South Africa? Sea, sand, servants and swimming pools. Mine's a pink gin, boy.
Submitted by Kapitein Andre on Sat, 2007-07-28 06:21.
"As numbers of immigrants to the UK from the new European Union Accession states continue to grow, more and more people in the UK are choosing to take their experience and skills overseas."
Economic-speak for 'White flight'.
"'Ironically, the main reason for these people leaving the UK is the over-stretching of services caused by inbound immigration to the UK. We are aware of the issue of so-called ‘white flight’ from certain inner city areas to the suburbs but now people are increasingly seeking a better standard of living offered by other countries.'"
Then there is both a socio-economic aspect and a racial one to this exodus, given that the average Briton would be rather hard pressed to find conditions substantially better elsewhere, or at least such that warrants relocation.
"The consultancy caters for immigrants to the UK as well as British people who wish to emigrate to the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or South Africa. After more than 12 years in its field, the company has recorded an increase in the number of non-EU and low skilled EU A8 citizens coming to the UK over recent years, and is now seeing a dramatic increase in British people applying to leave the UK."
I fail to understand why British citizens would emigrate to South Africa: the latter's gated communities and law enforcement agencies are unable to adequately protect people from crime nor Whites from 'revenge' attacks by Blacks. Unfortunately, White flight is a doomed enterprise unless one emigrates to those few countries in Europe not yet 'colonised' or Australasia, although both Australia and New Zealand are 'front line' countries.
Submitted by patung on Fri, 2007-07-27 18:16.
Britons have always been fleeing their island for happier places. It would be helpful to have some clear, long term, figures on the rates of emigration over some time.
U.K. R.I.P. 2003-2007
Submitted by Atlanticist911 on Fri, 2007-07-27 16:42.
What a difference only a few years have made to this debate.After reading ,Bye Bye Britain: The Natives Are Fleeing,readers might be interested in reading this article from only a few years back.Note Liam Clifford's relatively upbeat assessment of the situation at the time,then ask yourself the question,what the hell happened?
Surely a case of onrec to one wreck in the space of a few short years.