Thursday, August 03, 2006

Voting with their feet?

Why would anyone want to leave the United Kingdom after nine years of Labour Governments?

Young people were the most likely to want to leave, with a quarter saying they were hoping to live abroad.

When asked why they would go, the most important reasons were a better quality of life.

According to official figures, record numbers of people have been emigrating with 350,000 having left in 2004 - up a third on ten years.


Praguetory said...

We live in a connected world. I earn the same money as I did in London. I can afford a flat three times the size for half the rent. I can afford to eat out every day. I don't pay council tax, road tax or high income tax.

I live in a city where A to B takes a maximum of half an hour whereas I could get in a traffic jam in London going to the nearest supermarket.

There are no no-go areas and women can feel safe walking the streets at night.

I still have my vote and will be helping as many British Pragueites as possible get registered.

Anonymous said...

Take a look at the survey:

One of the reasons I left the UK was to give my children a good education - something the state clearly could not do. Now check the spelling in Q3 of the survey - witness the result of 30 odd years of socialist inspired "education".

Praguetory said...

I love the way that in the first question on that survey my answer was none of the above so I couldn't go on.