Skip to comments.48% of Brits want to get out of the UK
Posted on 04/15/2012 5:17:46 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
ALMOST half of all Britons are seriously considering moving overseas, an exclusive survey for The Sun has found.
Australia is top of the relocation wish list followed by the US, Canada and New Zealand.
The cost of living, weather, unemployment and crime are the most common reasons for wanting to quit Britain.
Pollsters YouGov quizzed 1,650 adults after The Sun told last week about Dave and Jackie Jones who emigrated to Australia with their 12 kids.
The family from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria who have never claimed benefits quit in despair at what they see as soft-touch Britains emphasis on state handouts instead of opportunities.
Dave, 42, said: I have to do the best for my kids and I feel the opportunities I want for them will not be in the UK.
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This will be the situation here if Obama wins re-election.
Perhaps they should call their country Not So Great Britain. Their plight makes the situation in the U.S. look good.
I guess no one is bothered by the ongoing subordination of Britain’s culture to the cult of diversity, otherwise it would’ve been among the reasons given for wanting to leave.
In America you can get into trouble mouthing off, but it's handled at the social level. Act like a jerk, people ignore you. Over there, they call the frigging cops and you get busted. Jail, fines, etc.
But ask them a year after they have reached wherever they have found sanctuary, assuming they don't have similar laws...
50% of Americans will want to bolt if Dear Leader wins again.
Maybe we could all find a new place to start over.
If those 48% would back the UKIP they could easily fix a lot of those problems.
“The cost of living, weather, unemployment and crime are the most common reasons for wanting to quit Britain.”
3 of the 4 are directly due to their once magnificent society’s sick embrace of socialism and its essential twin, cultural/moral relativism
One can assume these are the producers in the UK. Can’t blame them as they are a generation ahead of the US “transformation”.
We’ll take em.’ Just ask Pat buchannan.
Any such place would be isolated and set upon by the rest of the world, as Israel is.
The dregs of the planet are calling the shots thru the UN and will not allow it.
We have to stand and fight.
“Well take em. Just ask Pat buchannan.”
Can we give them a conservative polygraph first?
You know, they could be like those liberal California dunces who soil their own bed, and then look for another fresh one to start all over again.
See Arizona, Nevada and Oregon.
“48% of Brits want to get out of the UK”
What? And leave all that beautiful universal health care behind?
Found out in the last week that I have a sort of distant cousin who moved from England to Barcelona. Well, at least the weather is better.
The remaining 52% think its just fine and are muzzies.
Interesting. I’m vacationing in London in May for 10 days and will do a little research on this.
>48% of Americans want Zer0 to get out of the US.
>48% of Americans want Zer0 to get out of the US.
So is the soccer team.
FWIW, I had a Brit coworker in Japan who got out for exactly that reason. He was no racist. His wife was a beautiful Filipino. Cute kids. But he saw Asia as the place to make a fresh start.
Naw,Obamacanstay inthe USA.There’s a very secure facility in Levenworth Kansas that would be perfect for him.
I have close relatives in England. One cousin has moved to Spain. Another cousin would love to leave. Last I heard he wanted to come to the U.S. On a related note, I wish I could leave this neighborhood that I live in. A couple of doors down we had a very nice North African probably from Eritrea just move out. He must have been renting because the house didn’t go up for sale. Just saw the new neighbors pull up behind me about 30 minutes ago. They appear and sound to be of the South of the border variety. Before pulling into their garage, they stopped and picked up a Toy Story Woody doll that my other neighbor’s little boy had left out. We told her and she had to go ask them for it back. You know damn well that if they would steal a worthless kids’ doll, they are going to be looking for bigger game.
The sun has set on the empire.
At least we should get some good soccer players out of the deal.
Which means 10% at most are seriously considering it and many others are fantasizing about it. Which is bad enough.
What do you mean "will be"?
I have been looking to get out of here for more than a decade.
The only real obstacle is the IRS.
You would not believe what happens to you from that bunch if you expatriate.
Actually, it isn't all that bad, unless you want to come back or pass through.
It would kind of be like your flight got diverted to NY and you had a handgun in your luggage, only worse. So, wherever you go, you have to stay there and never get into the U.S. again; intentionally or unintentionally.
Your co-worker was right . BTW - I’m in Japan .
” Actually, it isn’t all that bad, unless you want to come back or pass through.
It would kind of be like your flight got diverted to NY and you had a handgun in your luggage, only worse. So, wherever you go, you have to stay there and never get into the U.S. again; intentionally or unintentionally. “
Huh ? I’ve been in Japan for 26 years and have a permanent visa to stay . I’ve been back many times over the years , as recently as 2 weeks ago , never had a problem . The IRS has never bothered me at all .
Can you blame them?
They let in too many Yobs.
Just don’t come here if you are going to help eff up our country as you did to yours.
If they want to come to the US, I hope that they go to NY, Mass, Californicate, or one of the more progressive states where they would feel at home, very welcome and would easily adapt to their customary socialist ways.
How many new folks can Australia and New Zealand accommodate? How many will they be willing to allow to emigrate from various countries? Which countries? Which cultures?
You are dsylexic. It really is “84%” want Obama to get out of the US but many are afraid for their lives if they speak the truth.
Thereby turning the once “Great Britain” over to the Muzzies.
They’re about 200 years late to the party.
Interesting. I guess they didn't get the memo that their socialist NHS system is soooooo much better than we have here and they're lucky to give in a country where healthcare is free as opposed to those "barbaric" Americans. Come to think it, nobody is moving to any of those "progressive" Scandinavian countries that are liberal wet dreams, either. I don't see people clamoring to get into Iceland or Sweden where there's gay marriage, universal health care, no death penalty, legalized drugs, euthanasia, gun control, strict enviromental standards, etc. Instead, immigrants keep pouring into the U.S. Hmmm.
Don’t allow them into the US.
I’ve met and talked with enough Brits here in the US on H1B visas to know that while they hate the situation back home, they’re simply too stupid to connect the dots between their socialist ideas on healthcare, safety/health regulations and so on, and business/career non-opportunity.
They’d carp on and on and on about how the US healthcare system was “so far behind the UK’s.”
And I’d listen to this twaddle for a couple minutes, then I’d ask them “So, what are you doing here? Go back to the UK. Here (whipping out my checkbook), I’ll pay for your one-way ticket.”
They’d get real quiet then.
The UK is a warning to us of socialism gone riot. Even with Thatcher’s best efforts she could not stem the rot.
not really, the problem is the cult of socialism, Keynesian economics etc. The welfare state in the UK got so bad that a large chunk of those employed work for the government. that is the real cause...
So the natives are surrendering to the Wogs and leaving?
That means that in a couple of decades the Wogs will run a nuclear armed nation, without firing a shot.
If they stay the same, if they leave, they just take it with them.
Congratulations to the socialists, gun grabbers, and Muslim pandering politicians. But mostly, congratulations to the voters. Go to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, whatever... Just stay away from America - - we already have more than enough bums, parasites, socialists and other scumbag Democrats trying to wreck the place, thank you.
Could you elaborate? I am looking seriously at Canada in this regard, and would be interested in hearing more. I have been working at a non-profit in Ontario for over ten years as a temp worker, but will likely apply for permanent resident status soon.
Such an intention is of no wonder for those non-UK-originated in Australia, from professional backgrounds especially: find-a-job-in-own-community rules.
Surely, the very question remains of a reason for non-Brits to come Down Under.