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More Britons target foreign move

More British people than ever before want to turn dreams of a foreign life into reality, a poll for the BBC suggests...../
When asked why they would go, the most important reasons were a better quality of life, better weather and a feeling that the
UK is too expensive
.
Foreign Office minister Lord Triesman, who commissioned the IPPR's research, said that government needed to know not only
where
people have gone - but also what this tells us about
how
people migrate in a globalised world.

The government need to ask more than just where and how but why. The truth is that house prices are driving people out and that Gordon's Miracle Economy is nothing but a shambles.

IMO this country is Too Flippin expensive. The HPC will ease the problem somewhat but at the cost of a major recession.

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You can understand why so many want to go as it’s not our country anymore because Blair and Co floods the place with immigrants and the democratic system is not working because all three main main parties are in bed together.

If my home didn’t have a front doors and everyone kept walking in I will soon get on my bike and go.

The UK has a bad record when it comes to most services provided by the state and it youngsters can not even afford to buy a roof for over their heads and no one is going to get a pension from the state so from that perspective anyone with two brain cells should consider their options very carefully.

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If house prices fall by 50% then house prices would no longer be too high, but gas, electricity, water and council tax would still be. Some days I start to think that housing isn't overpriced at all – after all, it has only gone up in line with the other unavoidable expenses that we have to meet in life. It seems that the buying power of the pound has deteriorated. That would be fine, but unfortunately so has the value of employees' time, so while everything else costs more pounds, manhours don't, because the value of manhours seems to have stayed in line with the pound which has effectively collapsed. I was looking at properties in Germany yesterday. While I would need my wage to double to buy something decent here, in Germany a decent place costs only half of what I can afford!

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Just a shame European unemployment rates are horrific.

<_<

I think this could depend where you live in the UK. Yeah houses aren't cheap in North Yorkshire, but given that it's a much better place to live than London (IMO). Granted London and SE does have some great benefits but having done the London thing, wild horses wouldn't have me going back there.

Will Brits have much solace if they move overseas? Each country has it's pros and cons, in the grand scheme of things the UK is still a very good place to live. I'm no fan of big government organisations but in the US there's about 45 million people with no health insurance and the poverty rate has been shooting up since Bush got into power. Just an example of what could be deemed important to different people in different countries.

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obviously never heard pf primark or poundland.

2nd hand cars are dirt cheap.

netto/ aldi/ lidl cheap as anything and better quality in some of their ranges.

broadband prices dropping like flies, and soon telephone calls.

digital tv is free other than £30 for the box.

interest rates very low.

what's the problem..

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5237236.stm

More Britons target foreign move

More British people than ever before want to turn dreams of a foreign life into reality, a poll for the BBC suggests...../
When asked why they would go, the most important reasons were a better quality of life, better weather and a feeling that the
UK is too expensive
.
Foreign Office minister Lord Triesman, who commissioned the IPPR's research, said that government needed to know not only
where
people have gone - but also what this tells us about
how
people migrate in a globalised world.

The government need to ask more than just where and how but why. The truth is that house prices are driving people out and that Gordon's Miracle Economy is nothing but a shambles.

IMO this country is Too Flippin expensive. The HPC will ease the problem somewhat but at the cost of a major recession.

BBC1 Breakfast were covering this this morning - with the usual dollop of spin

IPPR - NuLabours favourite 'think' tank produced this research, and guess what - the reason that people want to leave UK in ever increasing droves [especially in last 3 years] is..... for "positive reasons" - ie it Grrreeat here in UK, but could be even better somewhere else, and they will probably ocme back in a few year anyway [as it's so fab]

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BBC are runing a Have Your say

Common reasons: HPI, country going to dogs, immigration, NHS, Taxes, Gordons 'Miracle'.....etc

As IPPR says - all "Positive reasons" to leave Tony'n'Gordon's shinny socialist motherland

No doubt BBC will quickly terminate this 'Have your say" - these people keep saying the wrong things!!!

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obviously never heard pf primark or poundland.

2nd hand cars are dirt cheap.

netto/ aldi/ lidl cheap as anything and better quality in some of their ranges.

broadband prices dropping like flies, and soon telephone calls.

digital tv is free other than £30 for the box.

interest rates very low.

what's the problem..

The problem is this... All the things you've just mentioned are things which people don't have to buy if they don't want them or think they're overpriced, so they have to be cheap to sell. The things we can't escape buying; housing, gas, electricity, water, council tax, etc. are all scandalously expensive, and we can't walk away from those and say 'sod it, that costs too much, so I won't bother'. You need somewhere to live, some heating, some lighting and if you don't pay your water rates or council tax you'll be locked-up. Basically we're being held to ransom over the fact that we have basic human needs.

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Love this one;

Added: Thursday, 3 August, 2006, 07:16 GMT 08:16 UK

We'd move from London to LA tomorrow if we could. Our part of the world is so overcrowded now, and getting worse all the time - houses on top of each other, parking, you name it. And the political correctness that controls so many aspects of our lives drives us absolutely mad!

Gerald, London

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And he see LA as a solution to his problems!!!? :blink:

A two week holiday there and he probably thinks it's paradise.

:lol:

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obviously never heard pf primark or poundland.

2nd hand cars are dirt cheap.

netto/ aldi/ lidl cheap as anything and better quality in some of their ranges.

broadband prices dropping like flies, and soon telephone calls.

digital tv is free other than £30 for the box.

interest rates very low.

what's the problem..

I've made a massive life mistake - there was I, thinking about travelling the world for a year and getting out of the UK. But I'd forgotten about Aldi and Lidl! Silly me! How could I possibly have bought a ticket to delightful SE Asia, ignoring as I did the joys of the £30 digital box.

Whatever was I thinking about? With all the above to relish, I am well and truly staying put, in jolly old England!

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obviously never heard pf primark or poundland.

2nd hand cars are dirt cheap.

netto/ aldi/ lidl cheap as anything and better quality in some of their ranges.

broadband prices dropping like flies, and soon telephone calls.

digital tv is free other than £30 for the box.

interest rates very low.

what's the problem..

All items conveniently in Browns CPI / Chav Price Index

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obviously never heard pf primark or poundland.

2nd hand cars are dirt cheap.

netto/ aldi/ lidl cheap as anything and better quality in some of their ranges.

broadband prices dropping like flies, and soon telephone calls.

digital tv is free other than £30 for the box.

interest rates very low.

what's the problem..

Don't forget to add "pay as you go Mobile phones" The calls and phones are a lot cheaper now.

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No doubt BBC will quickly terminate this 'Have your say" - these people keep saying the wrong things!!!

Yeah, just like Stephen Pound MP after the votes came in for a 'Tony Martin law' - "The people have spoken - the bastards" (after Samuel Clements).

And to think these are the same types that would always lambast the US for changing its foreign policy if elections in a Latin American state went the 'wrong' way. Flaming hypocrites.

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The insult is not in the expense it's in the dismally poor value for your money whether it's food or housing.

And the correctness. Give me strength....can't wear a golliwog badge, can't sit on Santa's lap. It's just no fun anymore!.

Only a very finely tuned machine dedicated to draining your lifeblood and then casting you aside for a cheaper model.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5237236.stm

More Britons target foreign move

50% of Brits that move abroad move back again.

That says a lot.

obviously never heard pf primark or poundland.

2nd hand cars are dirt cheap.

netto/ aldi/ lidl cheap as anything and better quality in some of their ranges.

broadband prices dropping like flies, and soon telephone calls.

digital tv is free other than £30 for the box.

interest rates very low.

what's the problem..

I've just been staying north of Naples.

Starter, main course (pasta) with water and a bottle of red wine for two was only costing about £12 which is unbelievably cheap compared to the UK.

Problem is that people are unable to understand that it's cheap because they don't earn what we earn.

it's the same with buying houses in eastern europe. People are scrambling for them because they are so 'cheap' but the locals only earn about £3000 pa so that's why they are cheap!

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The HPC will ease the problem somewhat but at the cost of a major recession.

I can't understand why people can't get their heads around the idea that if you taxed BTL heavily - to the point of making it just not viable - no new BTL investors would join the market and a lot of existing ones would sell up. You'd get a crash without a recession.

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If there is any Country in the world today that has any get up and go, a Country that is looking for some hard working talent that frowns on laziness, if there is a Country out there that expects women who decide to have children (not 15/16/17 year old chavs) to PLAN their births, as if in FAMILY PLANNING. If there is a Country out there that knows how to look after their talent but has a welfare state for the REAL poor and needy(not those that choose the welfare state as a career option).

THEN THE UK HAS A FEW MILLION OF THE TYPE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.

I love my Country but it needs one big kick up the ****, lets see what Tonys Nu Labor would do if say 3 million highly skilled and hard working people left the Uk and left it with it's welfare ponces and single 17 year old chav mothers, let the UK let in as many immigrants as it wants, let the BTL scum carry on robbing their own.

There was a time in this Country when hard work stood for something, now there is only two options,

1. Welfare ponce

2. mega rich

For those that are inbetween we are the new underclass

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I can't understand why people can't get their heads around the idea that if you taxed BTL heavily - to the point of making it just not viable - no new BTL investors would join the market and a lot of existing ones would sell up. You'd get a crash without a recession.

Because it would lose the government votes.

Why did we back down from a new law banning forced marriages? Because it would lose the government votes, and nobody knows cowardice like New Labour.

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it's the same with buying houses in eastern europe. People are scrambling for them because they are so 'cheap' but the locals only earn about £3000 pa so that's why they are cheap!

While most people buying there are idiots, if you can find a job you can do remotely, you can earn 30k a year and pay bugger all for your house... so it's a good deal for smart people.

Because it would lose the government votes.

And Labour MPs a lot of money. However, the recent house price inflation has produced a vast pile of 'free money' which must be screaming out 'Tax me! Tax me!' to a chancellor who needs to raise government income to cover government spending. When we see Labour MPs start to sell off all their BTLs, it will probably be a good sign that Gordon's about ready to loot the BTL market.

50% of Brits that move abroad move back again.

That says a lot.

Yes, it says that 50% of them don't. Also, in my experience, many of them are retiring here after living their entire lives abroad: a few of my older relatives did exactly that because they wanted to be around their family at that point.

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Because it would lose the government votes.

Why did we back down from a new law banning forced marriages? Because it would lose the government votes, and nobody knows cowardice like New Labour.

Spot on,

I was once one of the those sad types that once beleived that the Labour party stood for something, i was one of those who used to watch the alternative comedy circuit with the like of Ben Elton and Harry Enfield(early 80's) slagging of the Tories, i was one of those who watched Boys from the Blackstuff and related to it.

I know that Labour got it wrong in the past, but at least they stood for something(look at the NHS, would have never happened under the Tories).

Now they are just a bunch of dishonest low life chancers that will do anything to stay in power. 70% of the Country wants high house prices,m so that is what Nu Labor will try and give them, they will appeal to peoples greed in order to get votes, they do not care what is right or wrong anymore.

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Just a shame European unemployment rates are horrific.

<_<

I think this could depend where you live in the UK. Yeah houses aren't cheap in North Yorkshire, but given that it's a much better place to live than London (IMO). Granted London and SE does have some great benefits but having done the London thing, wild horses wouldn't have me going back there.

Will Brits have much solace if they move overseas? Each country has it's pros and cons, in the grand scheme of things the UK is still a very good place to live. I'm no fan of big government organisations but in the US there's about 45 million people with no health insurance and the poverty rate has been shooting up since Bush got into power. Just an example of what could be deemed important to different people in different countries.

Great points Golden Shower.

I live in New Jersey and am thinking of returning to England next year, but will wait till the exchange rate improves.

There are pros and cons for moving abroad.

After the sand, sea and sun, reality sets in. Not every brit lives in Florida! New Jersey has a few nice beaches, but they are overcrowded and you have to PAY to enjoy them.

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I've made a massive life mistake - there was I, thinking about travelling the world for a year and getting out of the UK. But I'd forgotten about Aldi and Lidl! Silly me! How could I possibly have bought a ticket to delightful SE Asia, ignoring as I did the joys of the £30 digital box.

Whatever was I thinking about? With all the above to relish, I am well and truly staying put, in jolly old England!

that's my kind of humour

:lol::lol::lol:

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