The Great British print press have finally caught up with what we’ve been saying at Degtev for at least the last year, and that is, as we predicted, there has been a huge rise in the number of Britons seeking a new life abroad since the mumblings about a recession began.
Perhaps it took journalists at leading newspapers a bit longer than us to realise that Brits in their thousands are actively planning an escape because they don’t receive the weight of correspondence that we do on a daily basis from would-be expats. Or perhaps their editors asked them to turn a blind eye to the fact that Britons are disillusioned with the state of the nation for fear their paper would be branded unpatriotic by Mr. Brown?
Well, whatever the reason for the delay, at least now the rest of the media have caught up and are no longer denying that Britain is facing the biggest potential brain drain of all times, and that people of all ages are looking abroad to find a better life.
The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development – which has no ulterior or political motive – has identified the fact that the UK is experiencing the largest loss of trained and experienced professionals for the past fifty years. This is a fact that cannot be ignored by the current government that’s already indirectly labelled those who move abroad to escape predicted high levels of future taxation as unpatriotic!
Sorry Darling, it just doesn’t seem to be washing does it? After all, why should we stay and become poor just because you bailed out the banks instead of investing in our nation?
Everyone from the Telegraph to the Sunday Times, from Homes Overseas Magazine to the Independent has run with stories over the last week about the fact that we Britons are looking to leave in ever greater numbers! Apparently immigration specialists have seen up to a 50% increase in enquiries from those of us who want to leave to live in countries like America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Meanwhile, emerging property markets are seeking a surge in interest levels with Britons looking for an affordable property abroad.
We are all aware that the falling pound will make it harder for us to leave, that depressed property prices will restrict our choices, but ultimately, 3.2 million Britons have already made it out alive, and they are our inspiration. So, fellow Brits, if you’re planning an escape, were right there with you!