In Britain, sociologists, one after another, conduct public opinion polls, and the Interior Ministry in a panic considers those who sell real estate, collect manatki, buy a plane ticket and fly off to Australia or Canada for permanent residence.
An increasing number of Britons, complaining about the bad weather — fogs, you know, rains, then fogs again — now high taxes, now wrong policies, now rude officials, then something else, they decide that former Britain anymore, and we must look for the remnants of British honor and the British spirit somewhere over the seas-oceans. And they are looking for, and their children are not willing to live in their homeland, but where the British spirit smells.
A recent sociological study at the University of Huddersfield (a thousand middle-class families were surveyed) allowed us to find out where, why, and why modern Britons are trying to emigrate. It turns out the British Are looking for “New homeland” in those countries where they live easier and more calmly, where they turn from pessimists into optimists, where the quality of life is higher and where they still remember what “good old British values” and “community spirit” are. All this in the first place they find in Adelaide.
Researchers have found that nearly two thirds of families want to emigrate due to the poor climate of their home country, the rudeness of the local people and the intolerable stupidity of mass culture. At the same time, respondents do not like the economic downturn in Britain, the high cost of housing and the "loss of the spirit of community and good neighborliness" in their homeland.
Many families admitted that they would like their children to grow up in a country with a strong sense of community than the pathetic parody of him that remained in the UK.
Every third family of respondents would like to go to Australia. Further, respectively, are the United States, New Zealand, Canada and European countries (Spain, France, Italy). That is, the British are not afraid of even the economic crisis in the same Spain.
But when you study these studies, the picture becomes clear. It turns out that the main factor that drives the British out of their homeland is ... bad weather. Almost 60% of respondents noted this reason for emigration as the first number.
Slightly less than half of those surveyed cited the reason for the alleged departure as a recession. Four out of ten respondents want housing to be cheaper and more affordable. More than a third stressed the point “bad manners” and the loss of the spirit of community.
Nine out of ten British parents said they wanted their children to live in a country without that popular culture that they were “obsessed with celebrities” and could have healthy relationships built on optimism and faith in a happy future.
“The comparative prosperity of our nation and children is the basis of our“ British ”feeling,” said the speaker and author of the study, Professor Paul Ward. “However, the loss of this position in the global economy prompts many Britons to reconsider their views on permanent residence.”
According to him, many migrants choose the places to live that were once founded by British settlers. There, people consider, the main British values still remained, or at least some resemblance to them remained. In addition, potential migrants are interested in security issues in the “new homeland”, as well as investments by local governments in health care, education and transport. He added that, obviously, the British are looking for a place where it is warmer.
By the way, the report was called "When the British built Adelaide, they wanted to build a better UK." The professor suggested that "the good old British values and the spirit of community" just thrive in Australia, which is confirmed by research data. According to the government of South Australia, the “demand” among British migrants has already significantly exceeded the “supply”.
Not surprisingly, the Australian government in this situation seeks to attract to a country of highly skilled immigrants.
Matt Johnson from South Australia (Deputy General Migration Agent) said that the study showed the aspirations of the British people. “The British,” he said, “are really interested in Australia.”
According to the Herald Sun, about 25.000 Britons emigrate to Australia every year, but many return home - partly because they lack their families living 10.000 kilometers away. Between 2005 and 2010 almost 30 percent of Britons who emigrated to Australia returned to their homeland.
Ii. From Thatcher to Cameron: More harm than good
Thatcher, Major and Blair did more harm than good, and Brown and Cameron made the British life unbearable. This is one of the conclusions. another study (“The Sun”), also dedicated to migration issues, but conducted six months before Prof. Ward’s survey.
Research data complement each other well. In April 2012, almost half of the British respondents “seriously considered” the question of going abroad. And Australia occupied the top line of the “hit parade” of the respondents. It was followed by the USA, Canada and New Zealand.
“Do you think the quality of life of a generation of your children will be better or worse than yours?” 59% of respondents say: “Worse”
The most common reasons for emigration were: the high cost of living in Britain, the poor climate, unemployment and crime.
12 and 13 April 1650 adults were surveyed. (Numbers do not always add up to 100 percent - because some questions were allowed several answers).
The family from Barrow-in-Furness said in desperation that they see very well how the UK has become softened: the policy of government handouts, not opportunities, is now being implemented. 42-year-old Dave said: "I have to do everything for my children, and I feel in myself opportunities, and I want for them what’s not here in the UK."
The survey showed that most Britons agree with this statement. Three fifths of respondents believe that the quality of life in Britain will be worse for their children than for themselves. And only 13 percent think their children will be better.
Six percent of the respondents are already making active plans for emigration, and 42 percent say they are ready to seriously consider such plans. That is, 48% are ready to leave the country in search of a better life.
The first reason for leaving was the too high cost of living in Britain (52% of responses).
English bad weather was noted by 37 percent of respondents.
Because of problems with jobs, the 31 percentage is ready to leave.
Another 27% will go looking for happiness because of the British crime.
And 11% even wanted to live among the British people - which, apparently, there is not much left in Britain!
And all 11% did not find anything, because of what it would cost to leave their homeland.
This survey showed that over the past 20 years, the most important aspects of life have dramatically deteriorated in the UK. "Behavior and politeness" noted 83 percent of respondents, the economy was allocated 81 percent, crime - 68 percent and education - 55 percent of respondents.
Researchers asked the respondents whether the country was better or worse during the reign of the last five prime ministers - from M. Thatcher to D. Cameron? It turns out that all the premiers had more harm than good, but the last two - Brown and Cameron - made the British life unbearable.
Iii. 1500 executives - every week
The thesis of "unbearable life" confirms the fact that every week from Britain is leaving about one and a half thousand leaders - "in search of a better life." The reason for the migration is high tax rates.
According to the data of the British Ministry of Internal Affairs, only in 2010, thousands of representatives of the named category left the country in 75. In 2011, they accounted for more than half of the total flow of British “settlers”. These are people with experience in senior positions, and most of them left the country not in search of the “British spirit”, but in connection with receiving offers of lucrative work abroad. In the long term, these expats are not going to return to the UK.
The Ministry of the Interior also conducted its own research. And it says:
“A large and increasing proportion of British nationals who emigrate from the United Kingdom falls to professionals or managers, and this may have implications for the availability of qualified personnel in the UK.”
In 1991, the group of managers in the structure of the flow of emigrants was less than a third.
These people settle most often again in Australia, USA and Spain.
Total outside of the UK now lives about 4,7 million immigrants from the kingdom. According to this indicator, the country takes the 8-place among the states of the world.
Experts also note that with the high price of real estate in the United Kingdom, enterprising residents sell expensive property and start up a business with the money they receive.
The Intolerable Life concerns not only British leaders, but also the poor.
Property prices are growing rapidly, and the benefits of the crisis are reduced. The poor, who are called “representatives of low-income families” in the Aesopian political language, simply cannot live in the capital. So that these people are not homeless and do not spoil the view of the metropolis, the government decided to relocate them out of sight - hundreds of miles from London.
Similar measure represents response to government social security cuts, which will be activated in April 2013. Housing benefits will be reduced to 400 pounds (639 dollars) per month, and poor families will have to look for other housing. The average monthly rent for a three-room apartment in central London has already exceeded 2 thousands of dollars.
Kate Dodsworth, assistant director of the National Housing Federation in London, said:
“The resettlement of people from their families, schools and communities just because their district government cannot provide them with housing is a desperate step that demonstrates the scale of the housing crisis.”
And the deputy head of one of the London trade unions, Emma Dent Code, said:
“The Council plays a monopoly on human life. They clog up areas with millions of real estate and raise prices. ”
Iv. Outflow more inflow
In addition to emigration, there is immigration. If someone leaves from Britain, then someone enters there. For example, Berezovsky.
In fact, the government is sounding the alarm here. No, not because of Boris Abramych, but because the net migration rate is currently more than a quarter of a million people a year.
Back in May of this year, Interior Minister Theresa May announced plans to reduce the terrible number to 100.000 people, but the number is surprisingly stable.
Office of National Statistics of Britain (ONS) считаетthat the net migration indicator is “politically sensitive.” It is calculated as follows: the number of people who intend to live abroad for more than 12 months is taken away from the number of people coming and staying in the UK for more than 12 months. Data for the last analysis was taken from September 2011, when the figure was 252.000. For comparison: in September 2010 - 255.000.
The reasons for the decrease in the number of those who wish to enter England have recently been new barriers for non-European workers (restrictions on qualifications), as well as restrictions for foreign students.
The department in Downing Street, despite this, claims that the government is going to reduce the net migration to "tens of thousands."
It is estimated by ONS that in the 2011 year, 252.000 people left Britain to join the 5 million British citizens who left earlier. More 190.000 people left the UK to work abroad.
“More harm than good ...” The red color on the histogram means: “At the same time, the prime minister got worse”
Who comes in return?
Study is the most common reason for temporary immigration to the UK: 250 of thousands of foreign students arrived in the year up to September 2011, inclusive. This is an indicator similar to the 2010 level of the year.
The Ministry of the Interior, however, pointed to the “leading indicator” using more recent data on the number of student visas issued through March 2012. It turned out that 21 was recorded as a% drop in the number of foreign students coming to the UK during the 12 months, up to March 2012, inclusive. In addition, the Interior Ministry claim that there is a decrease in 62% of the number of student visas issued from January to March of this year.
However, the number of asylum seekers in the country decreased from 4844 during the first three months of the 2012 year, with 706 from Pakistan and 575 from Iran.
Many immigrants are delayed by the police. The number of people arrested after immigrating to Britain is the highest in Europe. And it reached a new record level - 7516 prisoners in the first three months of 2012 (increased by 7%). Among the detainees - 53 teenager.
Experts talk about the "fifteen years of mismanagement," which gave rise to a lot of problems, and you cannot solve them in 15 months. At the same time, it is noted that the government does not have a clear political program to achieve the target indicators of net migration, and the Prime Minister avoids direct communication with citizens on this important topic.
Citizens, in response, as we saw in the previous sections of the review, respond to the government not only with migration to Australia or the USA, but also with frank statements about “unbearable life”. If Margaret Thatcher had more harm than good, then with Cameron it was completely impossible to live in Britain.
Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
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