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Old Jul 11th 2018, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by scot47
I cannot help but observe the huge numbers of English colonists in places like Skye and Galloway. As Brexit closes doors to Europe, more are coming to live in Scotland, using their inflated equity on properties in the Deep South. "Sell your cardboard box and buy a castle from the Jocks."
Yes - that is what my sister said - she says it's pushing house prices up (especially in the the Scottish Highlands). A lot of the buyers from England are buying second homes to use at the weekend/vacations, etc. Unfortunately this makes the house prices out of reach for a lot of younger people.
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Incomers - especially non-Gaelic speakers - are not universally welcomed.
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And every time i go shopping here i hear more voices from the Deep South. Migrants from England will soon out-number locals.
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And something that is not mentioned in polite circles is that a factor in this migration TO Scotland from some areas of England is "White Flight". In many cases the migrants bring with them their Powellite ideas about ethnicity and migration.
There - I have said it
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And something that is not mentioned in polite circles is that a factor in this migration TO Scotland from some areas of England is "White Flight". In many cases the migrants bring with them their Powellite ideas about ethnicity and migration.
There - I have said it
Yes - I can well believe that. The Brexit referendum speaks to that - majority in England voted for Brexit (partly due to immigration - although I realize there were other reasons). Whereas Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain.
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And something that is not mentioned in polite circles is that a factor in this migration TO Scotland from some areas of England is "White Flight". In many cases the migrants bring with them their Powellite ideas about ethnicity and migration.
There - I have said it
That's probably an exaggeration. Such people could just as easily find less diverse communities in the Devon etc..
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Some of them probably settle in those areas. "Grockles" etc English-speakers in Welsh-speaking Wales. etc
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For those brave souls interested in the more rural parts of the Scottish West, try this -
https://www.homeargyll.co.uk/content...rooms=1&town=0
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And something that is not mentioned in polite circles is that a factor in this migration TO Scotland from some areas of England is "White Flight". In many cases the migrants bring with them their Powellite ideas about ethnicity and migration.
There - I have said it
Do you have any evidence for that assertion, Scot? ‘Many cases’ ?
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I do not count them and I cannot produce numbers, but I hear many expressions of Powellite ideas from resident "Soothmoothers" here.

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I do not count them and I cannot produce numbers, but I hear many expressions of Powellite ideas from resident "Soothmoothers" here.
I'm sure many Scots entertain similar ideas, whether they voice them or not. It's rather easy not to complain about foreigners when there are so few around, and for some of the ''Soothmoothers' they must have simply voted with their feet. Though I suppose there is an irony in that by going to Scotland, they themselves are seen as foreigners by many of their neighbours.
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Like the Anglos in Spain who supported Brexit because "England is full of foreigners" ?


And Yes many Scots have xenophobic and racist opinions. The common myth that we are somehow more tolerant than our Southern neighbours is just that - a myth.
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Like the Anglos in Spain who supported Brexit because "England is full of foreigners" ?
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I don't think there many of those, but it's certainly a hypocritical position to take.

I reality I think it's only in the big cities where there is a social harmony. London, Glasgow, Birmingham etc..
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Certainly there is a huge contrast between the Scottish cities and small-town Scotland. The cities are fairly cosmopoliytan and multi-eythnic. Samll towns and rural areas less so..

I do my bit by usiung the Syrian Pastry-shop on Bute recently opened. Helmi's is the name. Google it !
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Certainly there is a huge contrast between the Scottish cities and small-town Scotland. The cities are fairly cosmopoliytan and multi-eythnic. Samll towns and rural areas less so..

I do my bit by usiung the Syrian Pastry-shop on Bute recently opened. Helmi's is the name. Google it !
Just have. A genuine patisserie in Rothesay.. what's the world coming to !
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