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Old Nov 2nd 2008, 1:44 pm
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One thing that annoys me is all the bad things people are saying about the UK. Yes we have moved to Canada, but we have no trouble in moving back to the UK. Its a great place with a great location for traveling to Europe etc. One thing I have found living in NS is that most Canadians ask why Canada espically NS because there is nothing to do here. Most of them think that the UK is a really good and find it strange when negative things are said about the place. Over here they have Canada Day Celebrate there country, in England we seem to just like to down ourselves instead of celebrating our country and all the great things about it. So if you don't get to Canada, think on this, Tens of thousand of people leave England but in a year or so alot of them come back. Rule Brittannia!! God save the Queen.
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personal view though really

I absolutely loath the uk and all that is has become if I thought otherwise I would not have left.....


If my immigration is unsucessful for any reason I will never ever set foot in the UK again and will simply seek another more civilised nation

my view is that the UK is a now a basket case
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personal view though really

I absolutely loath the uk and all that is has become if I thought otherwise I would not have left.....


If my immigration is unsucessful for any reason I will never ever set foot in the UK again and will simply seek another more civilised nation

my view is that the UK is a now a basket case
I've been gone some 46 years so I can't really judge

so my question to you is: Why?
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personal view though really

I absolutely loath the uk and all that is has become if I thought otherwise I would not have left.....


If my immigration is unsucessful for any reason I will never ever set foot in the UK again and will simply seek another more civilised nation

my view is that the UK is a now a basket case
Oh that good old saying 'never say never' springs to mind.

So are you not planning on going back even to visit with family or friends?
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Good post, the UK is a great place to live and I did not realise how good it was till I moved to Australia:
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Originally Posted by montreal mike View Post
I've been gone some 46 years so I can't really judge

so my question to you is: Why?
Why what? If you are refering to why England is great well I was born there so you normaly support your own country. But I don't want this to be to serious it was a support to the people who seem to get all there hopes on Canada where all I am saying is that if you don't make it England is not all bad. Remember leaving family and friends is hard. And us brits have the whole of europe to live without paper work. There is no eutopia anywhere.
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Originally Posted by sarah_matt View Post
Why what?
If you had read Montreal Mike's response correctly you would realise he is asking Chumley, not you.
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Why what? If you are refering to why England is great well I was born there so you normaly support your own country. But I don't want this to be to serious it was a support to the people who seem to get all there hopes on Canada where all I am saying is that if you don't make it England is not all bad. Remember leaving family and friends is hard. And us brits have the whole of europe to live without paper work. There is no eutopia anywhere.
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Rule Brittannia!! God save the Queen.
You didn't mention the war and 1966 and all that jazz. zzz

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You didn't mention the war and 1966 and all that jazz. zzz

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Originally Posted by chumley View Post
I absolutely loath the uk and all that is has become if I thought otherwise I would not have left.....

my view is that the UK is a now a basket case
I think it depends on whereabouts you are in the UK and what your lifestyle is like. Personally, I don't understand why Chumley has said what he has. Not that I don't believe him, but I think he and I have obviously had very different experiences of living in the UK.

I see no negatives at all about this country but I live in a lovely village, can afford a nice life, have never had any personal experience of crime (touch wood that continues), have never come across any kind of 'yobbish' behaviour and have no issue with the politics that bother some people as they don't affect me personally. I love the countryside, right to roam, promiximity to Europe, outdoor lifestyle, proper seasons, politeness, television, education, etc, etc (I could go on!) of the UK. Plus I'm very close to my family and have good friends so that is obviously another positive, being close to them.

I'm looking forward to going to Canada to experience life there for a couple of years, and to discover another country, but am fairly sure that we'll be returning to our lovely lives here and don't see Canada convincing us to stay long term over the UK. But who knows??

A lot of the time when I see people bashing the UK in threads, I do have to ask myself if we're living in the same country because it just bears no relation to what I know. but, as I said above, I obviously have had a different experience of living here to others.

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Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
I think it depends on whereabouts you are in the UK and what your lifestyle is like. Personally, I don't understand why Chumley has said what he has. Not that I don't believe him, but I think he and I have obviously had very different experiences of living in the UK.

I see no negatives at all about this country but I live in a lovely village, can afford a nice life, have never had any personal experience of crime (touch wood that continues), have never come across any kind of 'yobbish' behaviour and have no issue with the politics that bother some people as they don't affect me personally. I love the countryside, right to roam, promiximity to Europe, outdoor lifestyle, proper seasons, politeness, television, education, etc, etc (I could go on!) of the UK. Plus I'm very close to my family and have good friends so that is obviously another positive, being close to them.

I'm looking forward to going to Canada to experience life there for a couple of years, and to discover another country, but am fairly sure that we'll be returning to our lovely lives here and don't see Canada convincing us to stay long term over the UK. But who knows??

A lot of the time when I see people bashing the UK in threads, I do have to ask myself if we're living in the same country because it just bears no relation to what I know. but, as I said above, I obviously have had a different experience of living here to others.


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Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
I see no negatives at all about this country but I live in a lovely village, can afford a nice life, have never had any personal experience of crime (touch wood that continues), have never come across any kind of 'yobbish' behaviour and have no issue with the politics that bother some people as they don't affect me personally. I love the countryside, right to roam, promiximity to Europe, outdoor lifestyle, proper seasons, politeness, television, education, etc, etc (I could go on!) of the UK. Plus I'm very close to my family and have good friends so that is obviously another positive, being close to them.
Then I think you're point of migrating is, uh, pointless and you'll end up unhappy.

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I'm looking forward to going to Canada to experience life there for a couple of years, and to discover another country, but am fairly sure that we'll be returning to our lovely lives here and don't see Canada convincing us to stay long term over the UK. But who knows??
Great post but this little part is our thinking too...
And who knows what the future will bring...
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I'm looking forward to going to Canada to experience life there for a couple of years, and to discover another country, but am fairly sure that we'll be returning to our lovely lives here and don't see Canada convincing us to stay long term over the UK. But who knows??
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