- Ok who's for leaving? – an emigration question
Cousin looking at France as he’s marrying a French lass and as a tour manager needs to work all over Europe.
Sister and her husband (both doctors, if you’ve been to Bangor A&E you may have met him) are looking at New Zealand.
I’m waiting for Clinton-Trump but thinking about Canada or USPosted 3 years agojambalayaMember
@igm I love France, definiteoy an options dor retirement but a few thoughts for the family;
Have a look at the market reaction in France, down more than UK as people think its worse for France than UK
France already gifted €75bn to Greece with more to go (note population still think its a loan) euro could well collpase in medium term
Front Nationale (ie UKIP) likely to eliminate Hollande (socialists) from next years Presidential election
Unemployment 10%, youth unemployment 25%
Taxes are eye watering, any sort of decent job and its 50% with social contributions
Houses are cheaper but don’t forget 10% purchase costs (high on sale too) so choose wisely
Higher levels of petty crime and as I imagine you are not Jewish having fully armed military guards outside every school and synagogue may not affect you directly.
Posting from Paris by the way. I have loved living and working abroad particularly the US and would always encourage others to do soPosted 3 years agoDark SideMember
Me, either Germany or Finland. My Finnish wife doesn’t feel particularly welcome in this country after a pretty ugly campaign. I am a partner in a business that had a long term plan of opening a German office, so the referendum result may well accelerate that process, and my wife had a masters in German.
She would also be keen to return to Finland, but I don’t think I could, to all intents and purposes give up mountain biking. Finland also has its own issues with far right nationalism.Posted 3 years agograhamt1980Subscriber
Possibly yes, could be new Zealand, aus, or Canada.Posted 3 years ago
Part of the bonus with our jobs is that we can move worldwide with the company too.
Will see how it goes for a while as i don’t quite buy into the full doom and gloom, at least after a few days of discussion with friends and family.
Still wish we had remained in thoughDark SideMember
nedrapier – Member
but I don’t think I could, to all intents and purposes give up mountain biking
There’s some decent riding in Finland!
There is Ned, but around Helsinki I don’t think there is a huge amount. Where we are now I can be on the trails in 30 mins. Not sure I could do that living in Helsinki.
From a business perspective Germany is more appropriate, though my 7 year old wants to move to Finland where she has family. The saddest thing is the decision to leave the UK feels like its been made by other people, and I’m not sure I can ever forgive my country for that.Posted 3 years agoP-JayMember
I’ve actually thought about it, but that was the case before the referendum – neither of us fancy the US despite SIL moving there a few years ago, folks live in Bahrain and could help us find well-paid jobs with almost no tax but leaving the UK because of a shift to the right and going to Bahrain would be madness.
Mrs fancies Oz, but she’s obsessed with sunny weather and I’ve had to break it to her that Sydney and Melbourne are cold and damp a lot of the time in winter and the other cites are limited in opportunity.
Canada obvs appeals to Montain Bikers – somewhere on the sea to sky highway but it’s very expensive there and the Mrs has never been.
Ideally I’d like to move to France, but the problem is the language, I can speak a little, my Wife more – but neither of us know enough to work their – we can order drinks, but don’t know the French for SQL server or Sringe Driver.
I’ve been looking at Rosseta Stone.Posted 3 years agonick1962Member
Much of the European Union is not the prosperous ,liberal panacea which the remainers seem to think.Right wing neo nazi parties thrive throughout most of Europe and many have represenation in the European parliament-even the odious UKIP MEPs wouldn’t align with them!Posted 3 years ago
Unemployment levels in Spain are eye wateringly high and would not be tolerated in the UK.
Italy has that charming former head of state and media magnate Berlusconi.
The French have to resort to tactical voting to keep out the nasty right wing Le Pen.
The Nordic states also have right wing parties that attract far wider support than any in the UK can.In the former Eastern Bloc countries the attitude of many towards black, Asian and Muslims is appalling.
To label 17 million of the UK Leave voters as “thick racists” is ridiculous.
The reason why the UK attracts so many migrants both economic and also political refugees from Europe and beyond is precisely because we are one of the most liberal multi cultural countries in the world.jambalayaMember
Does USA have a points system?
No. Its one of the toughest places to get into but if you have a decent job offer and the company can prove you have unique skills / experience which are hard to find locally you should be ok. Pretty certain they look at how much mkney you’ll be bringing in too, the more the better. 20 years ago they had an explicit quota by country as they where encouraging immigration but I believe thats long gone.
People may not understand how much the NHS is being kept going by Europeans. Sad times.
Asians too, many nurses from the Phillipines. Visas will be available for all, if even required as we may negotiate an exchange systemPosted 3 years ago
To put it in perspective, I have lived in the US and their politics is interesting but I have more confidence in their economy. I also have family out there and work contacts (also in Canada).
I also did an exchange to Italy while at university – nice place in some ways but not for me long term.
Did consider Oz and Oman when a couple of companies rang me with offers, but again not for me.
Perhaps the north west coast of the US, say Portland. Politics is much better near the coasts.
Don’t really want to leave the UK, but the country’s future is looking bleak.Posted 3 years agowreckerMember
Which of these non EU countries mentioned have open borders?Posted 3 years ago
Lots of talk of them being difficult to get into, which lack of one of the major things which is why you are talking about leaving here is it not?!?!
If having closed borders is racist/xenophobic, then pretty much anywhere worth living qualifies. Canada, the US and Aus certainly do.
ATP – thanks. Typo, honest. 😕
Major reason for leaving is that I think the UK is dying as a country, and the economy is only going one way.
Will give it a few months and review though.
I suspect that I won’t be the only one thinking “if you have the skills, get out”. Of course the multinational companies are already starting to make noises along the same lines.Posted 3 years ago
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