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The Tide Has Officially Turned

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Marke Easton BBC blog

It has been one of the most significant migrations in Britain's recent history. In only the last six years, our population has been boosted by one million eastern Europeans, mostly Poles. At its height in 2007, an additional 200 people arrived every day from eight former Iron-Curtain countries which had joined the EU three years earlier - the so-called A8. Now the east-west tide has officially turned. In the year to last September, 12,000 more A8 nationals left than came.

Must have a negative effect on house prices and rents (especially in London).

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When your currency becomes toiletpaper, people seem less willing to earn it and send it home.

Problem is, the ones worth having will be the ones to leave, the freeloaders will stay.

I'd rather the country was choc-a-bloc with Poles than Roma.

Generalisation, of course.....

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When your currency becomes toiletpaper, people seem less willing to earn it and send it home.

This is where it all went wrong. In the 70s British programmers went to the U.S.A, rented big houses, drove V8s & Harleys, climbed, surfed, took drugs. They had style, they lived it large putting money back into the American economy.

The Chindians & Poles came here 30 years later, lived 8 to a flat and sent most of the money home. Setting aside the resentment that creates, where's their elan, their panache?

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I thought immigration figures were wildly inaccurate at least in the past, yet uk passport holders emigrating with a visa will be accurate? Assuming it is base on uk passport emigration?

So a negative net immigration in reality is a slowing of immigration.

Man oh man, look at that emigration rocket starting from the 4th quarter of 2007. Brain drain in action? replacing the workforce with a cheaper low standard of living workforce? Or just the young figuring out a lifetime of debt is not worth a collection of bricks?

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