Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Record number of people leave UK

Record number of people leave UK

Not suprising really; no prospects unless you either make it as a fund "manager" or a Gangsta.

Posted by doomwatch @ 12:48 PM (1776 views)
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20 thoughts on “Record number of people leave UK

  • Sorry doomwatch, but I rather feel you’ve missed the point of the article there!

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  • @doomwatch

    If your statement is true then I don’t exist. Either you’re exaggerating, or you’re talking to yourself.

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  • How long before Great Britain is called ‘Great Poland’ or ‘Great place to make money by shafting the welfare system’

    Would be interesting to know how many People are leaving due to the cost of living and not merely returning to their country of origin to retire. I know of quite a few asian families where when nearing retirment they are having mansion built in there home country to retire in, lucky sods……..

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  • taxes too high, council tax, rubbish tax, road tax, fuel tax, vat,death tax, new car tax, etc etc etc, how many more taxes can we pay… we are working for nothing so why not go abroad, you get better weather, l;ower taxes, cheaper fuel and higher wages… USA looks inviting, lower house prices too..

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  • I think those 349,000 incoming migrants were all polish and they all live next door to me!

    By the way, doomwatch, I wonder if a ‘fund manager’ is a Gangsta in a suit with a blackberry?

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  • loads of my friends either are or already have emigrated cos they say UK isn’t like the UK anymore. they think australia and NZ are more english than UK is now. I don’t mind some foreigners coming in but too many becomes threatening. it gets a bit much when my (christian) neighbours child was told by a muslim child at school that her religion was wrong. our culture and religion is under threat here so perhaps its better to imigrate to new UK down under.

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  • Add me to the list. Country going down the toilet under new Labour. Biased BBC pushing out a ton of pro Labour horse manure. Over inflaited house costs. Everyone living beyond their means.
    I’m out in Switzerland. When the crash comes, and it will. I will swoop down to scoop up the cheap properties and profits from everyone’s misery. Using an offshore investment vehicle obviously to escape IHT.
    Can’t wait. Families out on the street….= my treat!

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  • This is only the people who have actually told the govt they have gone.

    If people retire outside the eu, their state pension gets paid, but does not get index-linked – so many don’t officially leave.

    I know one character from Yorkshire who, being single, and facing retirement with only a state pension to look forward to, has ‘officially’ moved in with his mate across the road (who now gets a free TV licence as a result) but is actually living in Southern Thailand where he is not only living comfortably, but has also acquired a girlfriend half his age…

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  • Brazil is looking well tempting at the moment, spent so much time in Rio this year in Winter I just want to live there 24/7. Housing is sensible prices, manufacturing is seen as an economic driver not hot air production. Oh and the girls are OK too.

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  • Rich, my statement is logically correct, but it is not intended to be taken too seriously.

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  • Ha.

    No doubt on his savings (which he converted through very favorable exchange rate) .. he is living very nicely… other than having a girlfriend half his age.

    When do you think this will come to an end? When do we say.. hang on a minute Shanghai is more modern, has more facilities and is a more desirable place to live in than half the cities in the UK.

    Well maybe when China choose for this to be the case a i guess.

    It is accepted that CNY would jump around 20% cf. the USD if it was “released”. If these liquidity interventions go on much longer.. i would think “and the rest.”

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  • .. that would play havoc with our inflation figures of course.

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  • Hi Rich,

    Welcome back. Can’t stay away eh?

    And how are your investments?

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  • planning4acrash says:

    I know heaps of French, German, Spanish, Australian and Kiwi’s gagging to work in the UK because they can’t earn as much or find it hard to get work at home. Many of the European friends stay because they find it relatively easier to stay here and work their way up career ladders which are effectively closed and logjammed for an environment of high unemployment. Most people moving out are probably moving and scaling down a) for tax reasons and b) because the high value of the pound right now means that a nest egg, gained from a fruitful UK career can go further elsewhere.

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  • I would be very interested to see the inflow and outflow figures from the Indian sub continent… My guess is that in the next 10 to 20 years as India increases it’s lead in high tech manufacturing and services the number of UK citizens leaving for India (in particular the 2nd/3rd generation well educated UK born Indians) will grow exponentially.

    Why would you stay here when India’s new wealth is being built on R&D, Software, Manufacturing and support services for these technologies…. I.e Gordon Brown things that have real intrinsic value!

    In the UK on the other hand our long term plan is that wealth is created by people in suits pushing money around and re allocating some of their exorbitant salaries to the rest of us through the purchase of such items as private jets, super yachts and Ferrari’s… Oh of course the other wealth creator is the property market because that will keep going up and up (love ya Kirsty and Phil) because the 20,000,000 long term sick lame and lazy of working age will all have mortgages at 20 x their monthly benefits…. The other poor 20,000,000 of working age (I.e Me…) will be paying 90% tax to pay benefits, the public private finance initiative loans, look after the old and support the suits in the city because now free markets can only go one way and that’s up baby!!! To add further lunacy to this by 2030 most of the grey pound will have been spent as well! Hey lets party Gordo and new labour because you have just f***ed the economy forever… Yeah come on!

    P.S. Yes I have lost the plot because my belief in the notion of free markets has been shot away……………………. Come on city boys lets make some BS up. I know black is the new white, bear markets don’t exist, house prices to triple in 12 months, sub prime was just a practical joke, China isn’t exporting inflation and even if it does we will just get the BoE to remove all Chinese products from the CPI calculation… now that’s an idea!

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  • planning4acrash says:

    CK, Free markets are predicated on such things as perfect instant information and such like. The lack of this in reality and a tendancy to manipulate facts for personal/organisational/country gain is why things go up and down, circling around and around the actual market trend and where the invisible hand of the economy wants us to be. Imperfections in human nature and markets themselves mean that the notion of truly free markets is a utopian dream. The neo-liberalists are therefore just as wrong as hard core communists and a better settlement between government and markets needs to be reached to avoid the type of chaos we are experiencing, but of course, that is also a utopian dream, because government and democracy is also just as imperfect yet ultimately just as necessary. This is why debates such as, should we or should we not have planning, is nonsense, because we all know that developers will destroy all we love about our cities and produce shanty towns in the name of profit without regulations, yet the settlement between governments and markets is a never ending learning process which always has and always will shift from left to right and occasionally rest in the centre.

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  • planning4acrash says:

    and right to left

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  • fahrenheit451 says:

    Sorry ck one …

    Only problem in migrating to India to do software, is that for every 1 UK employee, you can get 10 Indian employees, thus IT moves to India and profits stay in UK. Not much gain in migrating back to the Far East on the same principal. Unless they put lots of people out of work here, and salaries drop to at least 20% current value, we will never be able to compete with the skilled and educated workers in the eastern countries.

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  • fahrenheit451 says:

    Forgot to add … if salaries drop to 20%, mortages, rent and property prices will have to follow …

    Boom badda boom … crash

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  • planning4acrash says:

    The only way that salaries will crash like that is via inflation, me thinks.

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