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Queue to leave broken Britain


Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
22 Mar 2008 /  #1
I don't blame them at all. I'll be moving to New Zealand once I receive my qualifications in the plumbing industry.

The people waiting patiently in line have not arrived for the start of a sale but are Brits desperate for a ticket OUT of the country they were once proud to call home.

thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/justice/article949345.ece
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
22 Mar 2008 /  #2
It's the Sun who reports this...I always suspect some sense of spectacularity when the Sun reports something. So I don't know...

M-G
Grounded 4 | 99  
22 Mar 2008 /  #3
Well they haven't mentioned how many people actually return to the UK after a year of working abroad or travelling.
OP Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
22 Mar 2008 /  #4
Many people are leaving the UK. An increasing amount of people are moving abroad, most popular is Spain. But I only fancy moving to New Zealand once I get my qualifications.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
22 Mar 2008 /  #5
LOL - Thanks for this George.
I was unaware that Ricky Hatton had a manifesto to sort broken britain !
You just can't beat you fun lovin currant bun.
telefonitika  
22 Mar 2008 /  #6
The Sun newspaper ... the joys of the daily sh!t rag brigade ..... !
osiol 55 | 3,922  
22 Mar 2008 /  #7
qualifications in the plumbing industry

How do I temporarily turn my hot water off so I can fit a tap to some of the pipework? There seems to be nowhere to turn it off between the kitchen sink and the boiler (which is a nice, shiny, white combi boiler, seeing as you ask).

It was fitted by a man who is now living in Australia. I wouldn't go to Australia - all those dangerous animals out there worry me a bit, especially those koalas - I bet they're a bit dangerous when they're cross.

Britain can't be as broken as my kitchen. But by the end of this long weekend, my kitchen will be better than Britain has ever been or ever will be.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
22 Mar 2008 /  #8
What is so broken about it?
Grounded 4 | 99  
22 Mar 2008 /  #9
Well it must be considering that there so many more people wanting to travel the world comparing to a decade ago.

The sun really is a great piece of journalism
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
22 Mar 2008 /  #10
People wanting to travel the world is a different thing from Britain being broken Grounded. There are many factors which could determine their decision to travel. I travelled to many countries but didn't, at any time, see Britain as 'broken'. I just saw it as broadening my horizons and I have no regrets.
Grounded 4 | 99  
22 Mar 2008 /  #11
And thats probably still the same reason why people want to travel and it is easier these days than it was 20 or 10 years ago hence more people travelling. The sun however doesnt appeal to me as a newspaper that would take that into consideration. Anything for a story hu?

Almost everyone of my friends whether their irish, scottish, english or german have returned to their home country after travelling
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
22 Mar 2008 /  #12
I think it also depends on the work exp that u picked up whilst travelling. This can have a large bearing on ur career. I returned to Scotland but only to do my teaching qual
truebrit 3 | 196  
23 Mar 2008 /  #13
I don't blame them at all. I'll be moving to New Zealand once I receive my qualifications in the plumbing industry.

With your attitude you are in for a nasty shock once you arrive in NZ.Crime,anti-social behavior,family breakdown & non-white people are as common over there as here.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Mar 2008 /  #14
Esp around Auckland. My friend says he is lucky to be where he is. He is in one of the few areas around Auckland that is safe. I'm not sure which is more ferocious, a Maori who feels violated or a Govan woman in a rage, LOL
osiol 55 | 3,922  
23 Mar 2008 /  #15
which is more ferocious, a Maori who feels violated or a Govan woman in a rage

Which one has more tattoos? Which one does a tribal dance and chanting before the attack?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Mar 2008 /  #16
youtube.com/watch?v=kd0kDxP04eI, no tattoos here but I favour the Maori, 1-0 to the Maori after this display, over 2 u OsioĊ‚
OP Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #17
With your attitude you are in for a nasty shock once you arrive in NZ.Crime,anti-social behavior,family breakdown & non-white people are as common over there as here.

I'll take a look for myself. I won't buy property in New Zealand without first going there on holiday to check the place out. If it's as you say it is I will find that out for myself and I will look to another country but I've heard many decent things of New Zealand and I've heard alot of British expats say that to emigrate to New Zealand was the best decision they had ever made.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
25 Mar 2008 /  #18
I think u'll find that I didn't write that but truebrit did
OP Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #19
Quoted the wrong person... Those laptops are friggin hard to use...!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
25 Mar 2008 /  #20
No worries matey, it happens
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Mar 2008 /  #21
The sun really is a great piece of journalism

yeah especially page 3 ;). many of my English mates went to NZ or Australia, but only for a few months or a year... isnt life more expensive there than it is in UK??
OP Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #22
Petrol is around a third cheaper than it is in the UK. It is easy to pick up a good quality second hand car cheaply as New Zealand has plenty of imported cars from Japan which keep the prices down. European cars tend to be more expensive.

Cost of living in New Zealand

workingin-newzealand.com/info/692
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Mar 2008 /  #23
ok but what if you dont drive and dont need all that, is food, accomodation or going out also cheaper?
OP Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #24
The info is on that site I posted

I drive and I LOVE cars so this is good news for me...

It is relatively easy to eat out cheaply and takeaways such as fish and chips or pizza tend to be a lot cheaper than their UK counterparts. However, convenience food at supermarkets tends to be considerably more expensive than in the UK.

Most supermarkets cater for UK immigrants providing a few of their favourite food items in the international foods aisle.

The difference between the UK and New Zealand is that the price of living in the UK is rising every 6 months. A car could cost £180 to tax and a 4X4 upto £1000 a year. Petrol soaring upto £1.08 a litre. Food price is rising. Price of houses are rising. Price of alcohol set to soar to about £6 a pint in London by 2010 statistical graphs show. There is no sign of an increased wage packed yet more tax.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Mar 2008 /  #25
the price of living in the UK is rising every 6 months

i suppose i better start looking into moving out from UK then! or just have a few kids lol. i'd like to travel to NZ, but not live there. too far away from my family and it takes ages to fly there!
OP Arise_St_George 9 | 419  
25 Mar 2008 /  #26
You know what you should do? Get into a college course. Get a career if you haven't already. Get your qualifications and move abroad. Spain is an ok place. Britain is "rip-off." Something like hairdressing. Own your own company. Even beauty therapy. Only the fat cats will be able to afford life in Britain. The government's version of an ideal British citizen is for someone to go to work then go to bed, not having fun. Not using electricity. Not driving. Bring on the general elections!
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
25 Mar 2008 /  #27
Get your qualifications and move abroad. Spain is an ok place.

well, i quite like it here, i'll see how we get on with my man and if life gets too expensive we will see... maybe come back to Poland one day, who knows?
truebrit 3 | 196  
27 Mar 2008 /  #28
Only the fat cats will be able to afford life in Britain. The government's version of an ideal British citizen is for someone to go to work then go to bed, not having fun. Not using electricity. Not driving. Bring on the general elections!

I do partly agree with you on this but.....nations with lower taxes have fewer services and facilities and you will find plenty of Kiwis struggling with low incomes and high bills.I will wait for the election because having lived in other countries and despite its faults Britain really is head & shoulders above other nations in so many ways.
Arien  
27 Mar 2008 /  #29
What people need is a more social climate. You know, there shouldn't be such a huge difference between working class, middle class and upper class really..

Let's face it, they all need eachother to make a strong society. So instead of bleeding the working class dry, I think the solution would be to give working class back their jobs at a normal wage..

Slightly more expensive workers? Maybe. But, atleast the money will come back to the stores. Now, if you hire slightly cheaper foreign workers, they'll be cheaper alright, but they save up in most cases, and spend their money in their own country..

So, what really is more desirable and more profitable? Marketing tactics or social politics? Next thing, what do you think what will happen to middle class when less and less people are spending or buying?

1+1 = 2 and 1-1 =0..

I don't have to study economy to come to this conclusion, because the results of such politics are child's play to predict really. And no, I do not live in the UK but it seems to be a general EU problem and so it does concern me a great deal..
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
27 Mar 2008 /  #30
I have a mate who cant wait to get back to NZ because she hates the UK I have another friend who cant wait to finish her finance exams so she can leave the UK because she thinks it's a sh!t hole and millions of British are leaving because they are of the same opinion, its expensive to live here, it's crime ridden and the weather is sh!te...to name but 3...

Like Truebrit, Im going reserve judgement about England until after the election see if they actually do something positive

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