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48% of Brits want to get out of the UK
The Sun ^ | April 15, 2012 | Tim Spanton

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 Britain’s 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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Canada; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: canada; mexico; newzealand; unitedkingdom
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1 posted on 04/15/2012 5:17:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This will be the situation here if Obama wins re-election.


2 posted on 04/15/2012 5:20:03 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; ExTexasRedhead; wagglebee; little jeremiah; SandRat; JulieRNR21; metmom; ...

Perhaps they should call their country Not So Great Britain. Their plight makes the situation in the U.S. look good.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 5:21:32 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


4 posted on 04/15/2012 5:23:07 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Not out loud, anyhow. "Zee PC polize iz everywhere..."

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...

5 posted on 04/15/2012 5:28:45 PM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Atlas Shrugs!


6 posted on 04/15/2012 5:31:52 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

50% of Americans will want to bolt if Dear Leader wins again.

Maybe we could all find a new place to start over.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 5:33:15 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If those 48% would back the UKIP they could easily fix a lot of those problems.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 5:33:55 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The cost of living, weather, unemployment and crime are the most common reasons for wanting to quit Britain.”

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3 of the 4 are directly due to their once magnificent society’s sick embrace of socialism and its essential twin, cultural/moral relativism


9 posted on 04/15/2012 5:35:27 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One can assume these are the producers in the UK. Can’t blame them as they are a generation ahead of the US “transformation”.


10 posted on 04/15/2012 5:37:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: EyeGuy

We’ll take em.’ Just ask Pat buchannan.


11 posted on 04/15/2012 5:39:07 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: dforest
Maybe we could all find a new place to start over.

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.

12 posted on 04/15/2012 5:43:01 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: DIRTYSECRET

“We’ll take em.’ Just ask Pat buchannan.”

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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.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 5:43:36 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“48% of Brits want to get out of the UK”

What? And leave all that beautiful universal health care behind?


14 posted on 04/15/2012 5:51:33 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: dforest
Been thinking that way myself. Is Australia getting more Capitalistic? I don't know where, but some country must want hard working people who just want to be left alone to sink or swim of their own volition. The reason the USA has prospered above all other countries is because of Capitalism. And the poor and welfare recipients live far better here than anywhere else. Do you think those living off the Government don't have cell phones? Cars? Homes? Flat screens? The USA is still the best place but it may become intolerable.
15 posted on 04/15/2012 5:54:36 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 5:57:37 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The remaining 52% think its just fine and are muzzies.


17 posted on 04/15/2012 5:58:54 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Interesting. I’m vacationing in London in May for 10 days and will do a little research on this.


18 posted on 04/15/2012 6:04:20 PM PDT by LiveFree99
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To: Farmer Dean

>48% of Americans want Zer0 to get out of the US.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 6:05:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Farmer Dean

>48% of Americans want Zer0 to get out of the US.


20 posted on 04/15/2012 6:06:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Aria
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.

So is the soccer team.

21 posted on 04/15/2012 6:07:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: skeeter

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.


22 posted on 04/15/2012 6:13:05 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Paladin2

Naw,Obamacanstay inthe USA.There’s a very secure facility in Levenworth Kansas that would be perfect for him.


23 posted on 04/15/2012 6:16:07 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


24 posted on 04/15/2012 6:17:42 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Clintonfatigued

The sun has set on the empire.


25 posted on 04/15/2012 6:18:47 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


26 posted on 04/15/2012 6:19:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Travis McGee

At least we should get some good soccer players out of the deal.


27 posted on 04/15/2012 6:20:05 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; GeronL; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican
ALMOST half of all Britons are “seriously considering” moving overseas,

Which means 10% at most are seriously considering it and many others are fantasizing about it. Which is bad enough.

28 posted on 04/15/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Farmer Dean
This will be the situation here if Obama wins re-election.

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.

29 posted on 04/15/2012 6:46:10 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Vigilanteman

Your co-worker was right . BTW - I’m in Japan .


30 posted on 04/15/2012 6:47:15 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: elkfersupper

” 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 .


31 posted on 04/15/2012 6:50:12 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can you blame them?


32 posted on 04/15/2012 7:06:00 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They let in too many Yobs.


33 posted on 04/15/2012 7:18:57 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just don’t come here if you are going to help eff up our country as you did to yours.


34 posted on 04/15/2012 7:20:57 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


35 posted on 04/15/2012 7:38:04 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: dforest

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?


36 posted on 04/15/2012 7:39:34 PM PDT by citizen (Sherlock Holmes as Romney might now exclaim "The game's afoot!" Romney now needs his Dr. Watson V-ot)
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To: Paladin2

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.


37 posted on 04/15/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thereby turning the once “Great Britain” over to the Muzzies.


38 posted on 04/15/2012 8:10:19 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

London calling!

39 posted on 04/15/2012 8:18:33 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They’re about 200 years late to the party.


40 posted on 04/15/2012 8:59:27 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; GeronL; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican
>> ALMOST half of all Britons are “seriously considering” moving overseas <<

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.

41 posted on 04/15/2012 9:44:54 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


42 posted on 04/15/2012 9:50:21 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Clintonfatigued

The UK is a warning to us of socialism gone riot. Even with Thatcher’s best efforts she could not stem the rot.


43 posted on 04/16/2012 12:46:38 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: skeeter

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...


44 posted on 04/16/2012 12:47:24 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


45 posted on 04/16/2012 1:08:35 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: emmyloukay

ping


46 posted on 04/16/2012 1:25:40 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they stay the same, if they leave, they just take it with them.


47 posted on 04/16/2012 1:27:18 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


48 posted on 04/16/2012 1:43:31 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: elkfersupper

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.


49 posted on 04/16/2012 1:56:01 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Hieronymus

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.

Michael Kerjman


50 posted on 04/16/2012 5:39:10 AM PDT by mkwrk2
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