Since: Oct 12

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#1 Oct 16, 2012
How does it work, then? The UK has the highest number of immigrants per years of any western country. I would very much like to move to, and establish citizenship in, our mother nation. Can anyone offer any non trolling, serious advice?

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Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#3 Oct 17, 2012
Britain isn't as good as you think Taman.
There are ghetto areas in all cities and most towns with plenty of violence to the unwary innocent traveller.

Yes, our NHS, Police, fire service is the best in the world but with job cuts and less money going around people are getting very fed up.

Immigrants are perceived as a big problem. Whether they are or not is immaterial but that is the general perception.

We undoubtedly have some great historic and beautiful places and countryside, indeed this is one of the main reasons my family and me haven't upped sticks and moved to Australia.

So, beware, all is not rosy and hunky-dory in the 'mother country'

Since: Oct 12

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#4 Oct 17, 2012
I appreciate your candour and honesty, Supersonic.
Part of the reason that I yearn to up stakes and move to Great Britain is because of the politicality here in my native USA. I'm an Anglophile, and fiercly proud of it, and since we went there on holiday back in the 80's, It's made its mark on me, and I've never been able to shake the notion that I should be there, rather than here.

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Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#5 Oct 17, 2012
taman shud wrote:
I appreciate your candour and honesty, Supersonic.
Part of the reason that I yearn to up stakes and move to Great Britain is because of the politicality here in my native USA. I'm an Anglophile, and fiercly proud of it, and since we went there on holiday back in the 80's, It's made its mark on me, and I've never been able to shake the notion that I should be there, rather than here.
If you're truly serious about coming, what part of the UK are you thinking of?
Iworshipcowsandc rap

London, UK

#6 Oct 17, 2012
taman shud wrote:
I appreciate your candour and honesty, Supersonic.
Part of the reason that I yearn to up stakes and move to Great Britain is because of the politicality here in my native USA. I'm an Anglophile, and fiercly proud of it, and since we went there on holiday back in the 80's, It's made its mark on me, and I've never been able to shake the notion that I should be there, rather than here.
You do realise that by USA standards England is a very left wing country. Generally people move for the weather, employment or retirement. Friend I know have just left London to areas like Farnbourough just a few dozen miles out and tell me its like a different country or how England was when they were growing up.

Since: Oct 12

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#7 Oct 17, 2012
I'd enjoy living in the heart of the city, preferably. And yes, i'm aware of the left-sidedness of the government and people.
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#8 Oct 17, 2012
9:13 pm, October 17, 2012:
RE: immigration to the UK
..... Slowly any country can be changed by its immigration policy.
..... Shopkeepers want more buying customers, and more buying usually meant more manufacturing and also reduced unemployment. How to get more people buying, bring them in from other countries.
..... But people also bring in their habits and those may not at all fit in with their new countries. All sorts of friction may, and does, result. Also compare the birth rates! Will the people with "bad habits" background eventually outnumber the original owners of the country? Immigration policy is very important over the long run.
..... But you knew that! Good luck in solving all the many problems related to immigration.

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#9 Oct 17, 2012
I didn't mention any problems with immigration, perhaps you were confused about the point of the thread?

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Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#10 Oct 18, 2012
taman shud wrote:
I'd enjoy living in the heart of the city, preferably..
Take it from an East Ender, you don't want to live in a big city. Think about small towns just outside cities. St.Albans for example is a classy town just outside London with easy links to the centre.
taman shud wrote:
And yes, i'm aware of the left-sidedness of the government and people.
Unfortunately, socialists have the loudest voice, but they certainly aren't in the majority.

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Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#11 Oct 18, 2012
taman shud wrote:
I didn't mention any problems with immigration, perhaps you were confused about the point of the thread?
I did though.

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#12 Oct 18, 2012
Ah, I suppose I must've missed them, or the point.

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