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Two million Britons emigrate in 10 years

Link: Two million Britons emigrate in 10 years - Telegraph.

It requires courage, enterprise and optimism to uproot yourself from the comforts of the culture in which you grew up and live somewhere else in the world. I am convinced that the Labour Government has systematically given Britain a "people transfusion," replacing disgruntled citizens who don't like Labour's authoritarian regime with Third World immigrants who find Soviet Britain relatively attractive. Sustained immigration is the only way to sustain the Ponzi scheme of the underfunded Welfare State. How else to find suckers to pay through future taxation the costs of today's pensions and benefits?

The error in their thinking is in the first sentence of this post. Just as the people who choose to leave Britain are likely - on average - to be of better quality than the ones kept in place by inertia, so are the economic migrants who arrive to replace them. The problem with the BNP's world view is that the lowest of the low in our country are not the immigrants at all, but those among the native "economically inactive" who choose to live as parasites on "benefits". If someone could find a way to persuade them to leave the country, we might be onto something.


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The leftist media tells us that only new citizens of economic value are arriving and those leaving are failures and nothing better than racists.I am slowly winding my business down in preparation for leaving at some time.I would like to think that my educated, financialy solvent family are a loss to our once great country.


Just as the people who choose to leave Britain are likely - on average - to be of better quality than the ones kept in place by inertia, so are the economic migrants who arrive to replace them.

Nail on the head.


Look what happened to Scotland, I am a Scot,all the most enterprising people dispersed throughout the world and we got left with an permanent socialist state, even during the Thatcher years. Maybe the SNP will make a difference, I no longer live there, but know many are either economically inactive or employed by the State. In my own family quite a few have gone now, all professionals, nurses, pharmacists and teachers. Trouble is the people who leave are the brightest and best and now I wish I had gone years ago.

Rob F

My fiance is from the US. The discussion about whether we should live over there or over here didn't last long - if anyone should up sticks it should be me. In fact, I almost begged her not to decide that she'd rather move to the UK.

I know that the US has a lot of the same problems and others of its own, but I really think that this country is finished.

John East

I wonder what the ratio is between retirees settling in the sun, and workers seeking greener pastures?

I fear for the former group. A severe economic downturn might transform their adopted new homes into something less than paradise.

As for the second group, abandoning the sinking ship does no favours to those of us left behind, but I've always thought that nation states exist to serve their citizens, not the other way around, so good luck to anyone with the balls to vote with their feet.


Well before the welfare state they had to leave. My grandparents left Scotland in 1907 to travel to Australia with seven children. I often think how bad must it have been for them in Glasgow to undertake such a long uncomfortable journey. He was a shoemaker and couldn't expect to find the land of milk and honey with that trade.

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