emigrate or stay ?

whould you stay in the Uk or emigrate?

  • stay in UK

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  • USA

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  • Canada

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  • Australia

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  • New Zealand

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  • Germany

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  • scandinavia

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  • Spain

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  • Far East ( Thailand, indonesia etc)

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  • Europe ( France, Belgium, italy etc)

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  • Total voters
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#1
if you had the choice yourselves considering the state of the country, would you choose to emigrate or stay in the UK?

if none of the above please state where
 
#2
semper said:
if you had the choice yourselves would considering the state of the country, you choose to emigrate or stay in the UK?

if none of the above please state where
Now where did I put my passport?
 
#3
Stay. The rest of the world sucks dogs nobber! Including Canada and Convict Island.
 
#4
As coincidence would have it, my application to Australia's department of immigration went in the post today. Took fecking ages to complete the form (35 pages) and produce all the copy documents required.

If accepted, won't make final decision 'til after the election. If Bliar wins, we're off.
 
#5
Went travelling to South Africa, Oz, thailand and Vietnam for 5 months when I was made redundant in January 2003. have to say that everywhere I went I thought to myself, "I could live here".
Currently doing teacher training and it is a qualification that is internationally recognised and have to say that I might well end up in NZ or Oz. Currently living and studying in Glasgow but not happy about being back. A teacher in Oz can reasonably have a detached house with a huge garden and a pool - a labourer could have that for that matter. Don't want to sound like some old git but the UK is going downhill rapidly.
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#6
Slightly off thread but WTF.

Getting paper work done for move to Oz required police checks for everywhere you had lived in past 10 years. For us this included Hong Kong and Wales. The Peoples Republic of China had the report signed and back to us in 3 weeks (including post time) but the good old South Wales Police took 7 months and required 2 repeat submission because they kept losing the forms.
 

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#7
Birdie_Numnums said:
Slightly off thread but WTF.

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South Wales Police took 7 months and required 2 repeat submission because they kept losing the forms.
That must be why the Monkeys are part of the Clerks these days.

One mob to do the difficult stuff and another to wear red caps.

:lol:
 
#8
Haaa
Left the army in 96, came to the Middle East for 5 weeks, 10 years later am still here. Now own a house and business in New Zealand, looking to buy another house shortly.... Where in the world is the UK, India or Bangladesh?
Ciao
 
#9
sandy_boots said:
As coincidence would have it, my application to Australia's department of immigration went in the post today. Took fecking ages to complete the form (35 pages) and produce all the copy documents required.

If accepted, won't make final decision 'til after the election. If Bliar wins, we're off.
So Sandy Boots which part of Australia are you moving to?
 
#10
left uk when Blair came to power, lived in spain for 7 years but too many brits/irish here now :lol: so am moving on.....Off on a months recce to central america next week. Lets face it spent most of my life abroad in the services so its not really a problem, more an attitude of mind.
 
#11
To old for Australia. I have no interest in moving to USA but am seriously considering the eastern europian countries (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia Etc.) as there seems to be a chance to make a name for yourself other than making the news as a crime statistic.

Whereever you go, remember to adhere to the local customs. OH and enjoy the beer :p
 
#12
Well I have been living in The Netherlands for just over the past 10 years. I would go to New Zealand in a heartbeat if I could convince the girlfriend who is from Canada, and keen to go back there one day.

However, at the moment it is easier for her to get into NZ than me into Canada. I just happen to have an NZ passport as well as a UK one.

So if the right opportunity raises its head we may well be off soon.
 
#14
Been living in oz now for five years (Brisbane - Queensland) perfect climate, own a four bed house on a 1000m square block for the cost of a shoe box in the UK, would i go back would i feck, however many papers the emigration document is its worth it trust me
 

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#16
This thread has been going for some time - so now for my tuppenceworth(.5new pence).

I was a pad brat, did some green time myself so moved about a lot.

We can moan and whinge about this country (and I mean UK in its entirety) and it is not really all that bad. Before you go on about chavs, immigrants, johnny foreigner et al, take a look at what is really good. Look at your neighbours, the guy beside you on the bus/train, your work colleagues and if you can say we are really the worst in the world, then off you go. IMHO, things are not that bad (but could be better). It is not enough to tempt me to leave for good.

The question, had it been put over 50 years ago, would have been completely different because if you decided to emigrate, that was it. Nowadays you can just jump on a plane and go home (if you can afford it).

My opinion - accept differing views - doubt I will change mine though.
 
#17
I have lived in the United States for over eight years. This was not so much a vote "against" the UK, as a vote "for" my wife, who is from the USA. These though are my observations on emmigration and emmigrants. For what they are worth.

It has been pointed out about conforming with the locals, agree 100% with that comment. No one likes to have Immigrants tell them how to run their country.
In moving to a foreign country, you must in my opinion ask yourself the following question BEFORE going. "what do I have to offer them, that will make them employ ME." (The teaching degree comment is someone who has asked that question.)
A visit of a few months does not mean you "know" what it is like to live in the country. I had been in the USA for several months at a time, before I emmigrated. Permanent residence is a whole new ball game.
If you have children, especially very young ones, if you do not want to remain in the chosen country will they be happy to move to a foriegn country (to them the Uk will NOT be home Obviously!)
OY imakes a very good series of points about the UK.
IF you can get the "correct' answers to ALL of the above then I say "come on in, the water is fine". If not you may be making a mistake.
 
#18
If I win the lottery I'm definately moving to America, as it stands, when I retire I'm moving to Spain. Who in this world would actually want to retire in this cold, depressing nanny-state run by completely inadequate inbecils.

Don't care if I spell anything wrong 'cos I'm angry!
 
#19
I'm glad there are people here who agree this country is a shit hole. Proves a point though that there are so many wanting to leave 'cos of Blair. The only Great thing about Great Britain these days is the Armed Forces. Brits love a fight and we will always win!
 
#20
IndianaDel has a point. Many of my friends have been to Australia for a few weeks at a time and loved it, and want to emigrate. I lived and worked there (with my civvie career) for over 3 years and would never live there permanently.

It made me realise what I love about Britiain. So saying, it's nice that I can now go to Oz to visit friends and avoid the weather here!
 
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