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Old Jul 1st 2009, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by renth View Post
The UK used to be a great country but is in terminal decline, the sensible people are getting the hell out whenever they get the chance. Living standards are very low unless you are extremely rich and the government has let in far too many people from other countries whose values are opposed to those of the native population.
What a complete load of nonsense, the vast majority of people i know in the UK have a living standard equivalant to that of most Australians i know or better. Please dont judge by the size of someones house, the UK is the size of Victoria with 60 million people in it so property will generally be smaller and more expensive, the later is also for most brits outside the south east no longer true.


As for the last comments about migrating to another country because to many migrants have moved to yours is complete hypocrisy, also try asking the
native Australians about wether european values are opposed to theirs.
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Old Jul 1st 2009, 2:28 pm
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I take it you're talking about South Wales when you say its a crime ridden strewn **** hole?Its not like that where I live.
You must live in the Outer Hebrides then ??
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Old Jul 1st 2009, 2:34 pm
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I do wonder if those of us who are planning to move to Australia with certain aims and/or expectations are in for a bit of a shock. For example reduced exposure to crime, better standard of living, etc
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Old Jul 1st 2009, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by paulry View Post
I do wonder if those of us who are planning to move to Australia with certain aims and/or expectations are in for a bit of a shock. For example reduced exposure to crime, better standard of living, etc
I believe so.
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Old Jul 1st 2009, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Paulie H View Post
You must live in the Outer Hebrides then ??
I don't live anywhere near the Outer Hebrides!In future for those people who like to UK bash,can you please be more specific when you say "The UK is a shithole"?Like "Where I live in South Wales (village,suburb whatever)is a shithol",don't tarnish the whole of the UK as a shithole,most of it is gorgeous.
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well you all will be in for a shock! , as when i lived in WA the local police station was fire bombed then a few days later another one was bombed and the Aussies had the cheek to say we were fools to go back to the uk because of the violence!
People who are emigrating are blinkered in their views and think that this country is the worse for violence,but you really have to live somewhere to really see places for what they are.I was told by small minded Northerners ,and i am a Northerner myself, that i would be shot or mugged coming back to UK.They choose to put me living in same place as were they come from without even knowing were i lived.
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Old Jul 1st 2009, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by paulry View Post
I do wonder if those of us who are planning to move to Australia with certain aims and/or expectations are in for a bit of a shock. For example reduced exposure to crime, better standard of living, etc
As in the UK,it depends an awful lot where you live!I've recently returned from Adelaide (spent years living there)and I took my OH to some really awful places,just to prove that yes there are horrible places in and around Adelaide.Having said that I also took him to alot of really nice places as well.I think I have quite a good balanced view of Oz,unlike some people who think the whole of the UK is a shithole!Keep your expectations realistic and you can't go wrong!
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Originally Posted by livinginreality View Post
don't tarnish the whole of the UK as a shithole,most of it is gorgeous.
I agree! Birmingham, in particular, has some superb examples of 1970s concrete.

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I believe so.
I suppose it all depends on where you go from to where you end up. As in all countries there are some good and some bad areas. Life is certainly different for us over here – not all necessarily for the better but most of the changes have been good (except I can't get a blasted job). We had the opportunity to move to Aus because of OHs job – thought we’d give it a whirl rather than have a lifetime of thinking ‘what if’. Saw it as a chance for a different way of life not necessarily a better way of life but one as equally as good at least. Would we have made the move if it had been to elsewhere in the UK – depends on where the elsewhere would have been but if the package was right probably yes. I couldn’t have moved to a none English speaking country though – I have enough difficulty here with my mixed brummie / Derbyshire accent. Saying that I had enough problems with my accent in England so should be used to it!

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Originally Posted by Vash the Stampede View Post
I agree! Birmingham, in particular, has some superb examples of 1970s concrete.

So does Brisbane...and Sydney....and......

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Originally Posted by livinginreality View Post
I don't live anywhere near the Outer Hebrides!In future for those people who like to UK bash,can you please be more specific when you say "The UK is a shithole"?Like "Where I live in South Wales (village,suburb whatever)is a shithol",don't tarnish the whole of the UK as a shithole,most of it is gorgeous.
So are you emigrating away from the UK ??
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So does Brisbane...and Sydney....and......

Good grief, and Launceston too - there's an entire government building constructed out of grey concrete!

It's called Henty House, and it's utterly hideous.
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Originally Posted by livinginreality View Post
I don't live anywhere near the Outer Hebrides!In future for those people who like to UK bash,can you please be more specific when you say "The UK is a shithole"?Like "Where I live in South Wales (village,suburb whatever)is a shithol",don't tarnish the whole of the UK as a shithole,most of it is gorgeous.

You mean be more specific in the same way you just have about South Wales then?

Gower Peninsular anyone?
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Old Jul 1st 2009, 4:41 pm
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You mean be more specific in the same way you just have about South Wales then?

Gower Peninsular anyone?
I was referring to Paulie H's comments about a shithole!This poster is from South Wales,so I am assuming they mean South Wales is a shithole.Thats why I asked if people can be more specific!I've never been to Wales,but from what I have seen on TV,most of it looks stunning!
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Originally Posted by Paulie H View Post
So are you emigrating away from the UK ??
Nope!More than happy where I live actually.I had lived in Oz for 30 years,but returned to the UK 10 years ago,my kids are aussies,but they are also very happy in the UK!
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