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2015/03/05 05:38:31 (permalink)
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Would you emigrate?

Are you happy living in the UK or would you rather live abroad? If so, why and what would make you leave Great Britain?
This country seems to be a land of doom and gloom but is life any better anywhere else?
If you were to emigrate, what does your country of choice have that the UK does not? is it the food, cost of living, weather, people, work?
 
Or if you are a member who lives in another country. Would you want to live in the UK?
 
post edited by Floydy - 2015/03/05 05:40:25
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 05:48:58 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby rightyho 2015/03/07 09:45:15
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I emigrated and  I'd say my standard of living is far higher than it was in the UK (despite having a lower paid job relatively speaking). I have beautiful sun shine for much of the year. I don't have  the BBC constantly giving me a downer with doom and gloom. I'm not forced to coexist with scum and social undesirables. I keep far more of my pay check and am not handing over a large chunk to people too idle to work.
 
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 06:03:16 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby rightyho 2015/03/07 09:45:25
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We emigrated to Austria, the reason being it is far closer to my wife's family and with all that has happened I wanted to try and do something for her.
I think it is a stunning country, I am better off financially, but I really suck at languages and while my son (12) is a fluent English and Slovak speaker, a competent German speaker, ok in Spanish and picking up Latin, I managed Scottish at best, which results in simple things becoming very difficult.
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Re: 2015/03/05 07:42:15 (permalink)
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I would more likely move within the UK or for a decent enough job, down to Dublin.

There is increasing temptation to turn my house into a rental and go away anywhere for at least a few years in the hope that the f_ckwits who run NI will be kicked out and some actual progress made here.
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 07:56:37 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby IamRich 2015/03/05 22:25:50
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I would and intend to move to the UK this year.
 
You brits don't know how good you have it. It may not be perfect (it isn't anywhere) but you won't find many places worth moving to from the UK. Yeah gray damp weather all the time sucks, but sunshine doesn't pay the bills.
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 08:18:29 (permalink)
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I moved to the U.K. from Dublin over 20yrs ago so this is home to me now. All my kids born over here. I'm not sure I'd even go back if I won the euromillions lol
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 08:26:06 (permalink)
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If I had a good chunk of money to retire on I could see myself leaving the uk one day. Nowhere too far - spain, a little spot in rural France near the mountains etc.

Happy enough in the uk though, for all the rubbish bits there's still a lot to love/be proud of here IMO.

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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 08:38:13 (permalink)
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No perminately I don't think as I like London. Weather is my main complaint.

I'd like to do a 6 month ski season in Canada and if I like I may move there.

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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 10:25:01 (permalink)
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as above. Weather is my only problem with the UK. I would be tempted to go to Germany to be closer to family though

  




 
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 10:33:34 (permalink)
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I want to move to Canada, as soon as I am able to do so. The process will start seriously from next year.
 
I don't have any patriotism in me, I am fed up of living in this country and everything we do well here in my opinion they do better in Canada anyway, and most of the things I have an issue with here (high population of scum) is not an issue in Canada.
 
A suburb of Vancouver is my plan. 
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 10:37:56 (permalink)
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the only place i'd leave manchester for is Germany. I've travelled all over the world and there's nowhere other than Germany i'd move to. i think australia is alright but not for me, ireland's too expensive & balls to the health care system in america.
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 21:48:11 (permalink)
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Well I ought to offer a post myself as I started the thread...
 
As much as I get bogged down by the politics and gloom of England, I wouldn't leave permanently as I'd miss my friends and my general comforts.
I'd love a villa somewhere nice and hot or three months away to a better climate each year but funds do not allow. Apart from that, I could see myself quite happily living in a quiet, remote Irish fishing village with just a couple of pubs and a gym. I could be a boat signwriter or something. Blissful.

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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 22:24:40 (permalink)
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I lived in Japan for a bit. I enjoyed it, but couldn't have stayed for two reasons. Firstly, I'd have missed my family and secondly I'd have struggled to get an enjoyable job without speaking the language.

My current job may give me the opportunity to spend a few years abroad, which I'd be keen to do, but again, I don't think I could make it a permanent move.
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 22:40:43 (permalink)
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faipdeooiad
the only place i'd leave manchester for is Germany. I've travelled all over the world and there's nowhere other than Germany i'd move to. i think australia is alright but not for me, ireland's too expensive & balls to the health care system in america.


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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/05 23:47:54 (permalink)
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How the other half live, eh?
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/06 00:22:43 (permalink)
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If I didn't have a misses who was hell bent on staying in London I'd move to Berlin in a flash. Rent a huge 1 bed flat for 200 euros a month and get a pint of beer for 3 euros. Yes please.
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/06 04:06:56 (permalink)
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If I didn't have a misses who was hell bent on staying in London I'd move to Berlin in a flash. Rent a huge 1 bed flat for 200 euros a month and get a pint of beer for 3 euros. Yes please.


I'm a bit like you mate. My missus is very family-oriented. Even though her two daughters are in the thirties, they are calling my wife all the time for trivialities. I can't "go there" with my thoughts about that, so we will be staying put where we are. A few nice, long holidays wouldn't go amiss though.
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/06 07:53:51 (permalink)
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Would go to NZ , prob just outside Auckland. Prefer the beach/outdoor lifestyle.
 
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/06 09:03:58 (permalink)
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Like a shot to Oz, NZ, USA or Canada.
 
Wife and kids don't want to so it stays an unfulfilled dream.

 
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Re: Would you emigrate? 2015/03/06 09:11:01 (permalink)
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We're planning on moving at some time, just to experience different countries.  Maine is high on my list at the moment.
 
Not that I think there is anything wrong with the UK, I think it's a great country other than the rain.  People who complain about the UK are either going to complain wherever they live, or are far too concerned with trivial issues which don't really impact their lives.

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