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Living Abroad

We’re so focussed on the 1,500 people arriving here every day that no one really focuses on the 1,000 leaving every day. Figures from the OECD show more graduates, 1.3million, have fled Britain than any other developed country (even America, which has five times our population). Of Brits deemed to have “high skills,” 15% have left to live abroad – the highest ratio in the developed world save for the notoriously itinerant Irish and Kiwis.

In Britain, high skills are used as a passport to get the hell out and go make money elsewhere. (Perhaps why every English-speaking country has had better economic growth than Britain since 1997.) An economic exodus is underway, and only mass immigration is covering it up.

Why is this?

1 Responses to “Living Abroad”

  1. # Blogger Garbo

    John Redwood has a go at answering your question...  

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