Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Heading for the Exits in the UK

Daily Express: 4,000 people a week trying to leave UK People seem to want to leave.
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.
Heading for Australia, Canada, South Africa,... the Commonwealth. (And where English will serve.)

Mostly 20 to 40 year old professionals and skilled workers are leaving. Driven away by crime, and high taxes.
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.
The end of an era, or the end of a country? This doesn't bode well for the UK. [h/t Tam]

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