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MarkG Jan 28th 2008 4:32 am

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by Novocastrian (Post 5847311)
What on earth gave you that idea?

Your posts? Britain is apparently a utopia while Canada is full of murderous redneck cops.

Rich_007 Jan 28th 2008 4:33 am

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by MarkG (Post 5847315)
Your posts?

Satire perhaps ? The work of intelligent types, apparently.

R.

MarkG Jan 28th 2008 4:35 am

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by Rich_007 (Post 5847318)
Satire perhaps ?

Isn't satire meant to be funny?

bazzz Jan 28th 2008 4:37 am

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by MarkG (Post 5847320)
Isn't satire meant to be funny?

Oooh. You bitch.

jonfrank123 Jan 28th 2008 11:44 am

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by Happy_Feet (Post 5847125)
A story in this weekend's UK News Of The World claims 684 people quit the UK every day

The 3 main reasons given are IMMIGRATION, CRIME and TAX

Interestingly Canada does not even get a mention as a destination! It says Australia, New Zeland, Spain and France are the main destinations

The full story is here..
http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/2701_immigration.shtml

You can leave your thoughts/comments too


If it's in the News of the world it must be true right?

Happy_Feet Jan 28th 2008 11:54 am

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by jonfrank123 (Post 5848356)
If it's in the News of the world it must be true right?

Who knows, but they appear to be quoting official government figures

What puzzles me is if the figures are true then why is Canada not mentioned?

The actual uk government figures must be available somewhere showing where everyone is coming and going from...

jonfrank123 Jan 28th 2008 11:58 am

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by Happy_Feet (Post 5848382)
Who knows, but they appear to be quoting official government figures

What puzzles me is if the figures are true then why is Canada not mentioned?

The actual uk government figures must be available somewhere showing where everyone is coming and going from...

Ok lets assume for a minute this is true

Aus, NZ, France, Italy all make a good story in that these are the prime destinations on all those emigration shows, and are seen as having that "laid back lifestyle". Even though Canada is probably the 2nd most popular destination, it just doesn't have that image.

Novocastrian Jan 28th 2008 1:25 pm

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by MarkG;
Your posts? Britain is apparently a utopia while Canada is full of murderous redneck cops.

Now I don't pretend to have total recall of everything I've written on this forum, but I'd be interested in why you have that impression of my opinions. I do think that the UK is distinctly less hellish than the Daily Mail / News of the World readers on here would have it and I don't believe Canada is flawless. I do not think that either place is utopia and I do think that redneck cops can be found just about anywhere.

hot wasabi peas Jan 28th 2008 1:26 pm

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by MarkG (Post 5847275)
Seriously, Britain bears little to no resemblance to the country I grew up in;.


Do you think present day Canada resembles the Canada that I grew up in?

Is China, the US or Poland the same 40 years on? Will they change in the next 40 years?

The world changes. The world has various revolutions, paradigm shifts, economic growths and declines, political upheavals, technological changes, diasporas etc... etc... that's life on planet Earth.

Madmac Jan 28th 2008 1:48 pm

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by hot wasabi peas (Post 5848768)
Do you think present day Canada resembles the Canada that I grew up in?

Is China, the US or Poland the same 40 years on? Will they change in the next 40 years?

The world changes. The world has various revolutions, paradigm shifts, economic growths and declines, political upheavals, technological changes, diasporas etc... etc... that's life on planet Earth.

You're saying life is change? Surely not? ;)

hot wasabi peas Jan 28th 2008 2:00 pm

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by Madmac (Post 5848858)
You're saying life is change? Surely not? ;)

On planet Earth... don't worry, you're safe in your little world. :p

marclouis Jan 28th 2008 2:09 pm

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 
this is an old story the NotW has rehashed. with a little shock horror :)

from Dec 2006
http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/2701_immigration.shtml

Nov 2007
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...15/nemi115.xml

Canada is 4th on the list
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/h...ml/default.stm

seems the NotW might be exaggerating a bit? but not much.

Madmac Jan 28th 2008 2:53 pm

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by hot wasabi peas (Post 5848901)
On planet Earth... don't worry, you're safe in your little world. :p

I like my little world. It exists in my little head. I am a little God there. :p

Rob_999 Jan 28th 2008 6:37 pm

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by Happy_Feet (Post 5847125)
A story in this weekend's UK News Of The World claims 684 people quit the UK every day

The 3 main reasons given are IMMIGRATION, CRIME and TAX

Interestingly Canada does not even get a mention as a destination! It says Australia, New Zeland, Spain and France are the main destinations

The full story is here..
http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/2701_immigration.shtml

You can leave your thoughts/comments too

How about this alternative title – think it’s more accurate....

BRITONS are leaving the country in record numbers—thanks to the huge increase in average household wealth, driven primarily by the housing market boom.

derryck Jan 28th 2008 6:40 pm

Re: 684 Quit Britain Every Day!
 

Originally Posted by Happy_Feet (Post 5847186)
Well we left, came back and now we are ready to leave again :D

Wow - this is some hot thread!! Buncha sarcy, cynics, these guys all are!! - on a more serious note - I do meet a lot of brits around here. Sooner or later, the talk turns to "happiness here", "Are you going back", etc. If it does not turn to that, I bring up the topic.
Most brits are happy here (happier than in the UK). Many have thought of going back, or have actually gone back and had to come back to Canada - for various reasons. One family that I spoke to went back (to the South East), could not hack it and came back to Canada. Then they reasoned that they'd make a better go of it if they settled in a smaller town, so they went back again (to Norwich) - could not hack it - and came back. Their reason was lifestyle.
A lot of them that want to go back, but have not taken the plunge are holding back because of cost-of-living.
I am in this camp. My Mrs is not happy here, but we live a comfortable life here, (mortgage is < 15% of net income). Every way that I compute it, this would rise to over 50% of income back in the UK - and I am not sure how we could square the circle on this...


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