Ok who's for leaving? – an emigration question

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  • Ok who's for leaving? – an emigration question
  • How has she lost $35k?

    mikewsmith
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    My Kiwi friends all have British passports now, earn much more here and have no intention of going back permanently

    Honestly I’m here for the life, I went to Utah/Rampage last year, back to the UK a couple of times, just back from NZ and much more.
    If anything my earnings compared to the pound look even better today, I work 3 days a week on average, start and finish when I want and this is one of the trails in the city
    [video]https://youtu.be/wmvEY-3Xcbg[/video]

    If life was about money we would all be bankers

    NZCol
    Member

    What suits one person does not suit another, especially around emigration so trying to argue it ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ doesn’t really work. There are anecdotes and experiences and opinions. The drivers to go or stay are multi dimensional so don’t bother.
    YOu may have a better or worse quality of life, the political situation may or may not be better. One thing, if you do go, go with an open mind and don’t expect it to be like home with better weather.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    How has she lost $35k?

    At a guess, she’s sold her UK house, got the cash in the bank in £, and hadn’t transferred it to US$ before the £ crashed.

    Coconut- were you making disparaging remarks about me? What a brave keyboard warrior you are.

    I think he got you about right. And obviously you complained to the mods raher than answer his substantive issues…

    richc
    Member

    At a guess, she’s sold her UK house, got the cash in the bank in £, and hadn’t transferred it to US$ before the £ crashed.

    I hope she has transfered it by now! As the £ still has a fair way to go, some stuff I’ve read seem to think we have at least another 10% to lose.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Shes selling her house here and buying in the states, theyve already committed to buy there, her husband has officially started his job, with kids they have to do it in the summer hols, but no money has transferred- sale not completed yet, the pound has lost 10% against the dollar compared to last week, if it goes to 1.2, she’ll be even more stuffed.

    she actually shares a desk with the 1 person in our institute who openly voted leave, hes on holiday in greece now, but he looked very guilty around her on friday and as for the other 10 or so europeans just in our department!

    thatscold
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    I certainly didn’t complain to the mods…. You have to take the rough with the smooth on the internet.

    Premier Icon igm
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    Coconut’s comments were fair and reasonable.

    Thatscold accepts them.

    Stick ’em back up mods – please.

    Pawsy_Bear
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    she actually shares a desk with the 1 person in our institute who openly voted leave, hes on holiday in greece now, but he looked very guilty around her on friday

    why would anyone feel guilty about how they voted? I certainly don’t. I voted in but it wasn’t to be. I certainly respect the right of others to vote freely. So if you dont agree with how some one voted they should be castigated, made to wear a little yellow star as a sign of their difference?

    I’m certainly not joining that band wagon thanks. Please vote freely, follow your god, come from a different country. I m fed up with the lack of tolerance from both sides.

    Ive lived abroad quite a bit with work. If you look for bad things about a country you certainly will find them, look for the good things and I’m certain you will also find lots of positives.

    Ive heard so many ex pats say, oh when I move/get too country X it will be so much better. I meet them years latter and you guessed it they are still unhappy. You make yourself happy.

    I don’t think those who Remain voting were expressing intolerance when they voted. A large chunk of those who voted leave, however, were. Look around you at some of the more intolerant stuff going on since the Leavers “won”.

    I think they bloody well should feel guilty.

    I have one Eastern Europpean colleague applying for citizenship in a panic, feeling hurt – despite living here for 14 years and being married to a born and bred Brit.

    I have another colleague whose Scottish Husband is really upset.

    My partners kids are pursuing Irish passports.

    This is hugely different from a General Election result. This is a statement of negativity, of dislike, of intolerance. Just look at the posters, and the headlines of the pre-Brexit papers in the last week of the campaign. This was about fear and hate versus facts.

    That’s why I think personal feelings are allowed.

    coconut
    Member

    Be honest now… we know you complained 😉

    Pawsy_Bear
    Member

    This is hugely different from a General Election result. This is a statement of negativity, of dislike, of intolerance.

    rubbish, no its not its democracy

    so you only want voting sometimes, the rest of the time we should have no say in these decisions in case a majority votes differently from you? Really? Anyone who doesn’t agree with you is wrong?

    Did all your family and friends all vote the same way? Mine certainly didn’t. Is my mum and daughter wrong? They certainly didn’t vote in terms of negativity, intolerance. They saw it as getting decision making back to London. Rightly or wrongly I respect their decision.

    yunki
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    I think that perhaps on such huge matters perhaps experts should be left to make the decisions rather than relying on pawsy bear’s mum and daughter’s misguided views..

    You might respect their decision, but I would find it easier to respect them if they could have admitted that they didn’t have a **** clue what they were on about, and refused to vote

    RichPenny
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    So far I’ve got offers on an airport transfer and a removals service. Any more for any more? I could put up something like a wedding list? Think a police check is only £25 for the cheapskates.

    Actually, can I cash the transfer in early? Already booked for a month’s visit this year, and airport parking is a shitter. TIA 😉

    RichPenny
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    The whole racism thing being attached to Brexit is bollocks. I am sure that some voted for less than admirable reasons, but I bet that the right stays fringe here. I cannot think of a single reason it wouldn’t. Being a bit bolder doesn’t mean they’ll be any more popular. If anything they have less to make noise about.

    Woman of my wife’s nationality was attacked in our small town on Friday, suggestions it was racially motivated. She’s already scared so I don’t want to worry her more, but she does need to visit friends in the evening and that means walking about. Any bright ideas?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Quite tempted to move to Iceland. At least they have a decent football team..

    HansRey
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    I moved to London after spending 5 years in Helsinki. My new colleague here (non-EU) remarked that in a previous job, the number of non-Brits in her old place was about 10%. At my place in Helsinki, which was marketed as a shining light for multiculturalism in FInland, it was 0.8% and their target was 3%.

    Despite the increasingly vocal anti-immigration gorllas in the UK, I still feel that the UK is fairly welcoming to immigrants.

    I’m a 6ft, mid 20s white guy. I shouldn’t have attracted any attention in Finland. But i was attacked in the street and then hospitalised, screamed at on the new Helsinki airport train to “leave this country” and told by my multicultural ex-employers that they prefer to hire Finnish people. My southamerican friends won’t speak Spanish or Portuguese openly in the centre when it’s dark. There are the Soldier of Odin who act as militia, harassing foreigners in the street. The one thing that I appreciated was that when I was being harassed or mugged or attacked, they did it in English.

    grantway
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    That’s interesting Hans but 2 years back I had to jump into an Eastern Europeans car as he tried to corner, my then 20 year old Daughter in my Country and final straw was last year Two Police persons knocked at my door and asked who I was? As they had an Eastern Europen in a Police Cell in Bexley (in my Country)! And I had to show my passport and Two addressed bills to prove who I am. And then asked how did he get my details?
    What ennoyed me was that I was not allowed to see this person and was never told when he was in Court or what happened to him, other than he was caught shop lifting.
    It’s basically I hive for this shit in and around London.

    mikewsmith
    Member

    Great story grantway, whats it trying to prove? there were some criminals?

    grantway
    Member

    **** no story

    grantway
    Member

    Well firstly they wasn’t and doesn’t relate to what is going on right now, and no comparison or like for like can be made!

    grantway
    Member

    Just to what are you actually implying here?
    Firstly I condone all violence including verbal and have never included myself to be one of your so called Fellow Country man. We also sent our daughter to a Sikh religion private school for a number of years.
    Plus I have never made my mind up on the basis of nationality or the colour of people nor have I implied this!

    mikewsmith
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    Well you seem really concearned about 2 eastern europeans, you’ve posted this one a couple of times. What was the point of it? You rattle on about “In My Country”maybe you need to explain your point a bit better?

    grantway
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    Firstly that was what they actually are and unsure of your wording of concerned, but yes I was concerned of the safety of my daughter and would have done the same if it was an Asian lady. and yes I Was concerned of someone stealing my identity, also using it to steal items.
    Why twice, I thought that at the time, but I replied has everyone else does in response to what someone as written and also in topic of the thread

    Just to make you aware I have Never been part of this so called Brit nor ever socialised or participated with.

    Now again I am asking to what your implying, but to the wording My Country, to which i find rather racist comments and assumptions only to be made by you.

    Premier Icon igm
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    Woman of my wife’s nationality was attacked in our small town on Friday, suggestions it was racially motivated. She’s already scared so I don’t want to worry her more, but she does need to visit friends in the evening and that means walking about. Any bright ideas?

    Bright ideas? Probably not. But as a start (and this is all of us)…

    – if you see it get involved, do the right thing
    – make it clear that immigrants are people and you will treat them in the same way you’d want any other person to be treated
    – feel free to make it clear that criminals are criminals, whether they are racist abusers or immigrants steeling your identity. The common thread is their criminality not their nationality
    – be welcoming of immigrants. The overwhelming majority are here to work, pay taxes and build a better life. They came here because it looked like a good place that they would enjoy. You don’t want to wreck what’s good about the UK, nor do they.

    It was interesting to note on the voting map the higher immigration areas generally voted more remain – was that because they’d actually met immigrants rather than read scare stories? Who knows.

    coconut
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    I have Never been part of this so called Brit nor ever socialised or participated with

    I think we could help this guy. He has basically said he does not go out and has no mates 😉

    The Pilot
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    The one thing that I appreciated was that when I was being harassed or mugged or attacked, they did it in English.

    Lol! Glad you managed to escape too, Hans.

    HansRey
    Member

    Cant fault the Finns on their English skills, the pilot. London’s alright, but Scotland would be ace. Glad to hear you’ve escaped too. If you’re ever in London and would like a beer or ride in the Surrey hills, get in touch 🙂

    Back to the OP, given the opportunity, I’d like to be in NZ or the US. Switzerland would also be nice, to earn loads of money, learn French and live in the mountains.

    DarkSide: ygm..

    munrobiker
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    Firstly that was what they actually are and unsure of your wording of concerned, but yes I was concerned of the safety of my daughter and would have done the same if it was an Asian lady. and yes I Was concerned of someone stealing my identity, also using it to steal items.
    Why twice, I thought that at the time, but I replied has everyone else does in response to what someone as written and also in topic of the thread

    Just to make you aware I have Never been part of this so called Brit nor ever socialised or participated with.

    Now again I am asking to what your implying, but to the wording My Country, to which i find rather racist comments and assumptions only to be made by you.

    Have you ever said “and they can’t even speak the language” without any hint of irony?

    The Pilot
    Member

    If you’re ever in London and would like a beer or ride in the Surrey hills, get in touch

    Will do, you too if you’re ever in Scotland 🙂

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    munrobiker – Member – Quote

    Firstly that was what they actually are and unsure of your wording of concerned, but yes I was concerned of the safety of my daughter and would have done the same if it was an Asian lady. and yes I Was concerned of someone stealing my identity, also using it to steal items.
    Why twice, I thought that at the time, but I replied has everyone else does in response to what someone as written and also in topic of the thread
    Just to make you aware I have Never been part of this so called Brit nor ever socialised or participated with.

    Now again I am asking to what your implying, but to the wording My Country, to which i find rather racist comments and assumptions only to be made by you.

    Have you ever said “and they can’t even speak the language” without any hint of irony?

    I have this image in my head when I try and read his rants

    Edukator
    Member

    Switzerland would also be nice, to earn loads of money, learn French and live in the mountains.

    You’re more likely to have to learn German, and even if you do they’ll speak their local dialect unless addressing you directly.

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