Britain is ‘self-segregating’ as white families flee urban areas for the countryside and outer suburbs.

The trend is causing an ‘ethnic cliff’, in which the proportion of households from minority backgrounds is vastly different in areas just a few miles apart.

Some outer London boroughs – including Enfield, Waltham Forest and Redbridge – have seen their white British population drop by as much as a quarter over the past decade.


The same applies to urban areas around the capital such as Luton, Reading and Bedfordshire.

Meanwhile, the white British population in many suburban and rural districts just next door has soared, according to research produced by Birkbeck College, University of London, in conjunction with think tank Demos.

‘Between 2001 and 2011, the proportion of white British in London’s population fell from 58 to 45 per cent,’ said Birkbeck professor of politics Eric Kaufmann.

‘The share of ethnic minorities reached 40 per cent of the total, a 39 per cent increase.’

‘This has caught many by surprise… Analysts implied that London would not become “majority minority” in most of our lifetimes, but the latest census figures suggest otherwise.’

Affluent white families from diverse wards in London are shifting to less diverse wards in the outer suburbs.

In the extreme example of Barking and Dagenham, the research shows, a third of the white British population departed between 2001 and 2011. Since many lack the resources to move or are council tenants, this suggests that a majority of local white British who could leave may have done so.

The phenomenon has gone largely unnoticed until now because British city centres tend to have a fairly broad racial mix visible on the streets, in shops and restaurants and in many workplaces.

Prof Kaufmann added: ‘While white avoidance of ethnic minorities is the first thought that comes to mind, it’s important to consider the alternative explanations. Most diverse wards are urban and poor.

‘Whites may be leaving for better schools, cheaper homes, fresher air, or because they are more likely to be retirees, wealthier or better educated. Only a statistical approach which controls for these factors can tell us whether ethnic preferences are key.’

The share of minorities in London has increased by a percentage point a year since 1991.

Minorities are moving out of their areas of concentration to better neighbourhoods, resulting in ever larger heavily-minority zones.

Prof Kaufmann likened the situation to that in the US – where white Americans leave or avoid ‘majority minority’ neighbourhoods and seek out areas that are over 70 per cent white.

He added: ‘Whether Britain will follow in America’s footsteps is an open question: much will depend on the residential preferences of working-class British whites and whether they are able to realise them.’

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  • Jeff Fishman

    No doubt these same Brits would bend over backwards to tell you how they aren’t racist.

    • pcmustgo

      Not Emma West,,,,The white liberal Brits probably convince themselves they’re moving because these new ethnic groups are “poor”… they probably turn it into a class thing.

      • IstvanIN

        They’re delusional then.

      • liberalsuck

        Much like whites in the US. They say they leave black/brown areas because of “the crime” or “the schools weren’t as good.” I ask them, “Why do you think these areas are high crime areas or not good places to live? What is the majority racial group in those areas compared to the nice place you’re living now?”

      • guest

        That’s what I’ve always hated about white liberals. They always preach about how great diversity is and how it “enriches” neighborhoods. But when they finally get the diversity they’ve longed for, they join in on the white flight, claiming that it’s only because they want to be around a different class of people or to live in safer neighborhoods and send their kids to better schools. They’ll never admit that they prefer to be around people who are of the same race as they are.

        • HamletsGhost

          They prefer to be around their own race so that they can score bragging points to other whites. Liberals are motivated above all by the need to feel morally superior to other people.

        • pcmustgo

          That’s why I do the work I do and openly and candidly talk about race , including among my white liberal friends. WHITES HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TALK AND BE HONEST WITH OTHER WHITES ON THIS ISSUE… if we’re all afraid of each other , and off in our own worlds, we can’t have this vitally important conversation… it’s why I take the risks I do…

    • SintiriNikos

      I think it was the dear departed Joe Sobran who said that liberals, in their mating and migratory habits, are no different than Klansmen.

  • Tim

    Good!! It`ll be Marie Antoinette all over again……

  • BellaCosa

    Not as much moralizing in this article as one might expect. But c’mon Brits, do something about this before y’all have to wonder whether or not you’ll follow the course of America…

    • David Ashton

      Well, just a few snippets from the same paper the previous day (Daily Mail, January 26) to show what we Brits are up against:

      1. “Church” of “England” vicar The Reverend Nathan Ntege is alleged to have presided over a string of fake marriages involving illegal immigrants.
      2. A failed asylum claimant Jumaah Saleh, convicted as part of a predatory gang luring under-age girls for “sex”, cannot be returned to Sudan because his semi-nomadic tribe is “persecuted”.
      3. Adil Rashid, a Muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl, has been spared prison because his education left him ignorant of British law and told him that women are worth no more than a lollipop on the ground.
      4. The children produced by a blue-eyed blonde and her black husband cover just about every spectrum of the inter-racial rainbow; aside from an occasional raised eyebrow, the family has never encountered racism.

      • BellaCosa

        It’s such a shame. How do such ridiculous things continue to happen; somebody must find these kinds of concessions to be compelling in some perverse way. I’ll never understand it, though.

        • HamletsGhost

          Britain, like the rest of the West, was hijacked by tribal aliens who worked their way into the commanding heights of government, academia, and the media. They enforce a strict orthodoxy against anyone who dares to harbor unhappy thoughts about what has happened to that country.

          When Enoch Powell gave his famous speech in 1968, he received overwhelming popular support but was made an instant outcast in the eyes of the ruling establishment. British democracy is a sham like everywhere else. On the issues that ultimately matter, it’s a totalitarian state.

          • Liberalsuck

            What ‘tribe’ do you think these people were who controlled white governments and changed whites only immigration policies? Probably those ‘darn Irish Catholics’ or maybe those ‘Episcopalians’

          • David Ashton

            In Britain leftist Jews were prominent but by no means the only or even major element in the Cultural Marxist take-over of our institutions here. A few Jews stood out in firm opposition, e.g. Sir Alfred Sherman, Harold Soref, today Melanie Phillips (when she gets off the Israel soap-box). The Board of Deputies of British Jews has been a driving force for the suppression of “racist” material; see e.g. Aurel Braun & Stephen Scheinberg, “The Extreme Right” (Boulder: Westview Press, 1997) pp.94-97. The Jewish man-in-street in Britain has little more sympathy for African or Muslim immigration than the average Englishman; the south Chingford section of Waltham Forest is still a fairly Jewish area (around the synagogue there), and you can be pretty sure that the local cabbies have no enthusiasm for the Muslims on the Council or the growth of mosques in the Borough.

          • HamletsGhost
          • David Ashton

            I have read this website reference, which recalls a booklet written by Nick Griffin many years ago. I would be interested to see what John Engelman thinks of it.
            I agree about disproportionately Jewish personnel in the UK TV media (despite allegations of pro-Palestinian bias in news documentaries) and obviously in Hollywood. A recent example is possible promotion of Will Self to a top broadcasting post. The “anti-racist” position of the BBC goes back to Hugh Carleton Greene, a Gentile but pro-porn and anti-fascist obsessive.
            I have tried to understand, and explain as objectively as possible, why Jews have taken a pro-immigration and anti-nationalist stance, and what can be done about it, without giving them cause to think or say “The Cossacks are coming!” again.

          • HamletsGhost

            Jews take their positions because their entire history is a series of passive aggression against their host peoples. They need to hate and be hated in return. Why? So as to keep a wall of separation between them and their host nations. It serves the same purpose as the Pyrenees does to separate France and Spain.

            Any talk of winning over Jews is naive. People still think we can win over blacks by being nice to them, and look how that’s turning out. And blacks are the voice of sweet reason compared to Jews.

            If anti-semitism didn’t exist, it would be necessary for Jews to invent it.

          • anonymous

            I quote a podcast called Can We Win by Harold Covington (of the Northwest Front) on Youtube. He was talking about how if the white race survives it will between whites who are prowhite and whites who are against prowhites. Of the groups he said he wouldn’t talk to try and convince, one of the groups was Jews. He said Jews are not going to stop their deceptive, devious nature no more “than a snake can decide not to be a snake anymore.”

          • David Ashton

            The temptation to reply at length to this and “anonymous” below must be resisted; it can be a wearisome and often futile exercise.

            Two points only: (1) the maintenance of a separate identity and its genetic transmission through the maternal line has been a major, though not universally exclusive “policy” among Jews; documentation if requested. (2) It is not a matter of being “nice” or “nasty” but of finding grounds for coincident strategy in the modern and future world, especially over the third-world demographics, without subordinating our own identity to specific Jewish or any other interests.

            My position may seem simple as summarized above, but it is the fruit of much personal discussion with both Jews and “anti-Semites” of various kinds, and extensive study over very many years of relevant literature on “both” sides.

          • HamletsGhost

            It’s the height of folly to seek “coincident strategy” with the very group that brought us these problems in the first place. It’s like asking medical advice from the same person who slipped poison into your drink.

          • David Ashton

            My approach is not subordination but negotiation.
            What’s your own solution (final or temporary) to this “Jewish problem”?

      • SintiriNikos

        Re 4. I bet those kids encounter racism from blacks. It is suggested that mulattos encounter racism from blacks at a 5-to-1 higher rate than from Whites.

  • David Ashton

    Kaufman is wrong about Waltham Forest, my original “homeland”. I know it well and watched what happened, but will not bore US readers with the details. It was a thriving and mostly very pleasant borough before accelerating Afro-Asian colonization. It is now depressed and unpleasantly “diverse”, the center of an Asian sky-bomb plot some time ago and “vibrant” with the activity of several black youth gangs. We had to relocate to Norfolk 24 years ago for reasons other than “white flight”, but are glad we did and sad about the ruin that remains and elderly folk trapped there.

    • Tim

      At first I thought that you should do an Operation Dynamo ala Dunkirk for the old folks still trapped there , but then wondered why no one has done an Operation Overlord ala D-Day for the area instead…

      • David Ashton

        A romantic idea!

        The “English Defence League” tried to hold a demo there but were opposed by a “We are Waltham Forest” counter-demo. They also tried to hold one in Norwich and were opposed by a faked “We are Norwich” counter-demo. The identikit placards and organised police-assisted opposition came in both cases from the numerically small ultra-left Marxist gang called the Socialist Workers party. Their undercover predecessors were actually responsible for the official anti-racist education policy in Walthamstow years ago. Tail-wagging-dog front-campaigns on our side of the ideological divide are easier to organize in the US than in the UK.

  • I’m wondering, who are the upper class aristocrats the common folk are going to go old school revolution on? The british have done it before, and the ruling class does need an occasional wake up call.

    • Anders

      Yep, they’ve done it before and can certainly do it again, or at least give it a go.
      Maybe there’s a young ‘Wat Tyler’ in a primary school somewhere in England as we speak.

  • BellaCosa

    It’s actually kind of encouraging to read the comments on the actual website, and the kind of feedback they’re getting. You wouldn’t see so much honesty and reason on an American news article about the same phenomenon here.

  • Ulick

    London is like Washington, DC in that both cities are the seat of the federal government and thus viewed as a face of the nation.  Though DC is over 50% black, the federal powers that be the chaos flood the city with money and extra security to ensure that the city does not descend into chaos like other cities with a comparable percentage of blacks.  I assume that the British powers that be will do the same for London to keep up the pretense of a successful, diverse capital city.  Meanwhile, other cities throughout Britain will slowly, but surely, descend into greater chaos.

    • IstvanIN

      Diverse capital city….so now we know why the Queen’s purse is empty.

    • SintiriNikos

      Oh but London is the metropolis unlike DC, and the imperial center of the all-time world power that was the British empire. Also, culturally, socially, intellectually, London leaves DC in the dust. London is much, much more than a backwater artificial capital city. Which makes it an even bigger shame that the elites have brought it down to what it is today, multicult hell.

      • saxonsun

        Couldn’t agree more.

  • bigone4u

    Remember Eric Burden and the Animals big1965 hit, “We Gotta Get Out of this Place.” Bet that’s the number 1 record playing in the background in British homes these days. “We gotta get outta this place, if it’s the last thing we ever do.”

  • ye ol’ swampyankee

    It’s the same story in the US as with England. Non- whites seem to have an aversion for country life. It’s their fear of nature combined with the lack of independence as many can’t survive without access to social services close by. There’s more of course, but these are the two biggies.

  • 48224

    No different from Detroit. Whites began to flee in what…..the late 50s? Now Detroit is about 95% black and in third world conditions. Not surprised to see this going on in Europe/England.
    I expect it will continue until if and when whites wake up to the fact that the PC expirement has failed. It will certainly be interesting to watch.

  • Meanwhile:

    Yeah, someone finally got unhappy enough with David Cameron, useless as can be, to do something about it within his own party.

    Unfortunately, well, you’ll have to click to find out.

    • David Ashton

      The blog comment from Igonikon Jack in the “Land of the Free” was particularly irritating.

  • IstvanIN

    Sad that the indigenous people of England have to escape from English cities because their elected “leaders” have decided to genocide them. Gotta say this, Hitler, Mussolini and Franco were, if nothing else, pro-German, pro-Italian and pro-Spain. On the other hand Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot weren’t elected. What excuse do the British politicians have?

    • Liberalsuck

      Franco was the only long-lasting, post WWII conservative European politician that I know of. Read The Last Crusade Spain: 1936. Talks about the Spanish Civil War and how Franco fought the well-funded, very powerful and violent communist revolutionaries who were taking over Spain.

      • HamletsGhost

        Unfortunately, Franco’s salvation of Spain lasted not much longer than he did. Spain has a large number of Muslims who are working to undo their defeat in 1492. Spain won a victory in 1939 but it is losing the war now.

        • Liberalsuck

          eventually these European countries under siege will fight back and turn things around. They’ve been through hell in the past before and rebounded.

  • The Final Solution

    The people who stood almost single handedly against the German juggernaut are powerless against the silent takeover. All whites would have been united under Germania. Imagine if the Germans had won or if WW1 and 2 never happened. What would our countries be like today?

    • Tim

      I was wrong about Nixon and Elvis and…..

    • IstvanIN

      The Germans didn’t start either war.

      • George

        (Cue the John Cleese voiceover) Yes, they did! They invaded Poland!

        • The__Bobster

          First, the issue: The Polish-German quarrel was over a city, Danzig, most
          British leaders believed had been unjustly taken from Germany at the end of World War I and ought to be returned.

          The German claim to Danzig was regarded as among the most just claims Germany had from what most agreed by then had been an unjust and vindictive Treaty of Versailles.

          What did the people of Danzig themselves want? Writes Overy:

          “In May 1933, shortly after Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany, Danzig’s National Socialist Party won 38 out of the city’s 72 assembly seats and formed the city government. … By 1936 there was a virtual one-party system. … The strongly nationalist German population agitated in 1939 to come … back home to Germany.”

          In short, the Germans wanted their city back, and the Danzigers wanted to go home to Germany.

          • Nate Miller

            Actually Danzig sounds German NOT Polish. Poland had NO right taking over a traditional German city.

    • HamletsGhost

      The British fought to make Europe safe for people like Robert Maxwell. BTW, Maxwell wasn’t his real name.

      • The__Bobster

        They never use their real names when they’re up to no good.

    • Exiled White

      All racially white, for sure. In 50 years Hitler will be hailed as a visionary hero by the .05 percent of whites left on the planet.

  • libealsuck

    Why, how dare white people want to live in peace and amongst their own race!

    • David Ashton

      And keep their own territory too.

  • NorthernWind

    Wait wait wait! You mean that Britons don’t REALLY like diversity? They’re mostly lying just to keep their jobs and social status? We’re going to have to do something about this. Maybe another couple million Islamists and Africans will help. Diversity is so wonderful that I’m sure Britons will eventually understand!

    • Sloppo

      Those racist white Britons who are moving away from diversity just need to learn to appreciate the benefits of diversity … like the ten-fold increase in violent crime and constantly being among people who can’t communicate with each other because of language barriers.

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  • gemjunior

    So now trying to get away from them is illegal? Just wanting to put space between us and be amongst ourselves safely away from savage assaults, rapes and murders is not allowed either. Don’t worry we won’t be away from them for too long; they are always right behind us wherever we go — like the walking dead zombies wanting to eat our brains. If they can’t have them, nobody will, that’s their attitude. They must feed off of us in some way – taxes, food stamps, section 8, entitlements, programs, grants, gibsmedat. I wish the earth was flat so we could run and then stop short while they flew off the edge. Ugh. Will it ever end, this unholy chase.

  • Chris

    I think it was Mark Steyn that said, if Hitler had used a long term plan of sending German emigrants to England, Germany would eventually have taken it over. We saved England only to see them hand their country over to yet another invader.

  • APaige

    Of course the areas whites leave will become crime-infested, with failing schools, dirty, etc. As with the U.S the reasons for the social decay will be because whites left-not because of the people who stayed.

  • Elena Andbasket

    This can only offer a temporary reprieve. They will follow, they always follow.

  • LHathaway

    Spoof headline for this story. . .

    Bad white people again, causing white population drop in London.

  • america needs whites

    Come to America and bring all other white Europeans and white South Africans so we can get them on a fast track for citizenship. Would Obama agree and be hot to make them citizens as he does the red illegals? Can Obama be proven to a racist manipulator seeking to retain power with his illegals political votes?

  • MarcusTrajanus

    No mention of Whites fleeing from non-White crime?

  • MarcusTrajanus

    The globalists/internationalists want Whites and non-Whites to live side by side in order for them to miscegenate and become a rootless proletariat without any connection or loyalty to any culture, heritage, history, etc.
    Normal, everyday Whites want to move far away from the crime and squalor of majority non-White areas.
    Non-Whites want to ethnically cleanse Whites (and rival non-White groups) from areas they occupy.

  • kjh64

    I’ll bet just like here in America, a lot of those Brits won’t say the real reason they’re fleeing. They’ll say the neighborhood has gotten bad, the schools are bad, crime is up, yada yada yada. They won’t say the change in demographics is what caused this.

  • Ella

    I think many US Whites will remain here even if this country collapses. Look at the taxes, cost of living and space problems in Europe. I predict that US Whites will live in poorer regions with less resources and political power to mention trying to avoid the corrupt, non-White over-populated cities. I don’t see us doing a mass exodus and we don’t have a place to accommodate 60 million plus who desire to leave.