Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Record Number Of People Are Leaving The UK

See here for details.

Can't understand that mentality. I mean, why on earth would anyone want to leave the UK?


Charles Pooter said...


Some London news:

Exclusive: Blackwall Tunnel Exposé

Apologies for the off-topic comment, feel free to delete (but you need to put an email address on your blog!)

Anonymous said...

I'm fully with you on the sentiment of this post Nameless, but I think there are far more powerful and relevant examples that can be presented as evidence.

I think the non-deportation and senile driver kills baby stories are somewhat marginal.

More than enough justification for departing these shores for good is provided by Brown's announcement that there will be no referendum on the EU treaty; continued implementation of the obscenely intrusive ID card database; continued violin playing whilst the NHS screams headlong towards 'crash & burn'; an illegal war - underfunding of military equipment - lies about casualties - inadequate treatment of casualties on return; and of greatest relevance, the imminent bust of the British economy. The so-called "financial genius" that is now our (nasal- mining) PM sold most of the gold reserve at a low price, presided over a wild expansion of state employees to spend our money rather than creating wealth and has put us all in-debt to the PFI piggies for decades to come.

Oh ... and christian fundamentalism.

Toque said...

This is the Blair legacy

Hannibal said...

Or to put the question a bit differently, as the post below does, why would anyone want to stay?

The Nameless One said...


I quite agree - there are more fundamental reasons to consider buggering off to a new country that the ones given above. But it is interesting to note that to research those 4 links illustrating how crap our country can sometimes be took literally thirty seconds. Had I had five minutes to spare, there would have been three times as many links.


anthonynorth said...

I'm disgusted by the number of people who are leaving Britain. Once upon a time, if the country wasn't right, people protested until it was. Now they scurry off.
Maybe things are as bad as they are because we keep quiet, or dream of a better place.
There isn't a better place - as long as we've got the guts to insist it stays good. As long as we're prepared to tell this government its errors and demand they do something.

John Trenchard said...

"Once upon a time, if the country wasn't right, people protested until it was. "

once upon a time , not long ago, we had the right to bear arms - an ultimate sanction on the developmetn of tyranny. we no longer have that right.

we also no longer have the right to defend our private property lest we infringe the "human rights" of the burglar.

its no wonder people are buggering off to places like the U.S. - i'm half tempted to leave myself - preferable to a state with concealed carry laws , and a plentiful supply of submachine gun ammo.

Machiavelli's Understudy said...

The problem, Anthonynorth, is that at least half the country now is in the pay of the state, either through benefits of some kind or direct and indirect employment.

The rest of us who could protest would be doing something largely symbolic, but pointless were we to do so.

There is just absolutely no point.

Civil disobedience however, might be considered worthwhile by some. I mean, it worked for the Poll Tax, didn't it? Can you imagine what would happen if there was a movement for one in ten council tax payers to withhold payment?

The Government would have to climb down. It couldn't prosecute, because the judicial system couldn't cope and there's absolutely no way any of them are going to prison, because there are no places.

I think that, by the time people have been wrung through the state education system though, they generally tend to be fairly apathetic towards anything. It certainly had that effect on a few people I was there with. The popular attitude was "so what?", taking whatever came to them- it's just part of the misery of life.

Miles said...

The big acts of civil disobedience in this country in the past 50 years have ONLY been orchestrated by so-called 'anarchist' groups and ethnic minority groups. Actually, save one - the Countryside Alliance, who were beaten back with truncheons.

These leftist and 'victim' groups are not interested in the rise of crime, the EU, even less immigration and the NHS. Therefore if civil disobedience ever arose over these REAL voter concerns it would need to be organized and carried out by average British people. Most regular folks in the UK are too tied up in celebrities, drinking, spending etc to even care to get out of the house. It would take an awful lot for people to take to the streets.

Miles said...

Machiavelli's Understudy - I agree with your sentiments, but the Poll Tax riots were largely due to the Socialist Worker and associated groups stirring up the crowds.

Ed said...

by the time people have been wrung through the state education system

wasn't that exactly the point of the comprehensive system?

Fidothedog said...

At least Terry Kelly is happy under Mr Brown, which probably explains why everyone else is desperate to get out of the UK

Roger Thornhill said...

Has anyone noticed that the clause du jour of hoomun roits is "right to a family life".

This is popped up recently, far too regularly.

How about MY FREEDOM to a family life? It does not impose anything on anyone else, I just want to be left alone to go safely about my lawful business without let or hindrance.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? Im an american who has lived in the UK for the last 7 years and I can honestly say this is the most racist, fascist country I have ever experienced.

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

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