400 British Citizens Emigrate Every Day

Stephen Swinford, Telegraph (London), August 22, 2013

More than 400 British citizens are leaving the country every day in a drain on talent that is leading to the “disappearance” of skilled middle-class professionals, a senior Conservative MP has warned.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of British citizens who have moved abroad has risen by a fifth under the Coalition, reaching 154,000 last year.

Separate figures, published by the OECD, show that almost 1.3 million Britons with university-level education are living abroad, more than any other developed economy.

Nick de Bois, secretary of the 1922 committee of backbench MPs, says Britain has a “sales job to do” to convince talented professionals not to leave the country.

He said: “We live in a very mobile, global market people can look around and they can judge where they want to go. My concern is that people are putting their own interests first and looking to beyond the European Union.

“We have to convince those people, who we have invested so much in, to make Britain their first choice. We have to continue to drive lower taxes, we have to keep driving the change and reform in our public services.”

According to Mr de Bois, many of those who are leaving Britain are going to work for foreign-based aerospace, engineering and creative companies based in “growth economies” such as Hong Kong and countries in the Middle East.

The official figures show that under the Coalition more than 100,000 additional British citizens opted to move abroad last year.The number of British emigrants is now almost equivalent to the number of foreigners choosing to leave the country.

According to the OECD, a total of 1.28million highly-skilled British citizens are now living abroad, significantly more than any other developed economy.

There are 865,000 highly-skilled German citizens living abroad, and almost 400,000 highly skilled US citizens who have chosen to emigrate.

Mr de Bois said: “It is inevitable that the people we’re talking about are going to prefer to go where the growth is greatest.

“We have got to persuade these people that they should stay here. We are losing the professional, skilled class.”

Mr de Bois said that lower taxes and a “culture change” could help persuade highly-mobile and well-educated workers to stay in this country.

He said: “Why are we losing so many people from the pharmaceutical, aerospace and creative companies? It is because they feel they can get a higher quality of life, a better education for their children and a lower cost of living elsewhere.

“The government has identified this problem and is turning the economy around. We have now got to do a better sales job to encourage people to stay.”

The figures from the Office for National Statistics come amid growing concern that British graduates from the best universities are choosing to work abroad.

Almost one-in-10 British graduates from institutions such as Cambridge, Durham, Exeter and Oxford who found jobs in 2011 were working overseas. The rate jumped to 12 per cent among British students from St Andrews.

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  • Jesse James

    Many of those who flee Britain instead of standing up and fighting for their ancient lands are the worst sort of leftist hypocrite. My kids went to school with the kids of one of these families and the mother was always complaining about conservative America, it made me wonder why she left. These people are like the clueless leftist who flee California and drive up the prices of land and homes in Washington, Oregon and Colorado. As soon as they settle into a new city they immediately start voting and agitating for the same stupid big government socialist PC schemes that turned California from a white working mans paradise into a multicultural cesspit.

    • serious123

      Sounds like the same people who leave Massachusetts for New Hampshire.

      • Triarius

        California for Colorado I see the most. They are a plague of failure.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Many are liblefties who cannot stomach the reality of their pet policies on their homeland, prefer to ironically go where they will be treated like libnlefty lords and ladies – the 3rd world.

      Because Lord knows, where can they go to escape the dark?

      China seems to value smart, creative Whites. Euro-town, Shanghai anybody?

      I still have faith in the last White hope, Russia. Putin is a bastard I like.

      • Sick of it

        After O’Bungle gets us involved in a war with Russia, such words may be considered treason…by the treasonous pieces of garbage who have ruined this country.

        • Funruffian

          I never thought I would feel this way, but I hope that we ARE defeated by a foreign country in a war. It will knock some sense into our people that our government is horrible and deserves to be dismantled.

          • Sick of it

            Nah, global thermonuclear war is a lose-lose situation. Even conventional weapons are nasty these days.

          • ShermanTMcCoy

            And Obama and his masters would love to see the white Christian population of Russia vaporized.

          • mobilebay

            Be carereful of what you wish for, Funruffian. We don’t need our country to knuckle under to any other nation. You’re right about the government, however. Those in office now need to be replaced from the top down. Surely, somewhere in this once-great land is someone who would put his own citizens first and foremost. This person would tell the rest of the world to take care of itself. We’ve supported every rogue country in the world, then are expected to take their people in too. I think humanitarian policies have been overrun by plain stupidity and polticial correctness. We’ve gone above and beyond to our own detriment. It’s time to take care of us! How about electing some honest politicians (or is that an oxymoron) for a change?

        • NeanderthalDNA

          Those poor Syrian Alawites are going to get genocided if they lose power and they know it. Many, by the way, are high Semitic like Assad. Syrian Christians also will suffer.

          We don’t know what we’re doing.

          And the French? How’s that “Socialism” working for you libleftards? Sorry to the sane Frenchmen, I think they agree if I know the folk of at least 1/4 of my heritage.

          If Russia is standing by the Syrian Alawites and Christians, good. Who do we or the French think will replace Assad?

          • Sick of it

            “Our” government already knows the loving people of al Qaeda will take over Syria after Assad is dead. They will smile, dance…then massacre Christians and burn churches like it’s 1790.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Yes. And the Alawites are one of the more…laid back of Muslim sects. More prone to secularism, less prone to theocracy. They have protected a-political Christians.

          • Sick of it

            Look at how our own “nice” system is degenerating into tyranny as we speak. These people are nuttier than most middle eastern dictators!

        • Romulus

          No need to name them, we all know!

      • pcmustgo

        Euro-town, Shanghai… too funny… never thought of that

    • And Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.

    • Triarius

      I am curious how many of these British leaving are white. The UK now calls Pakis, Indians, Jamaicans, and anything else that crawled out of a swamp “British”. I am willing to bet not that many are white. And if they are labor libs, don’t come to the US.

      • watling

        You’re right. Some of Third World descent were born and raised in the UK – and are therefore technically British – and now want to stick two fingers up at the country that nurtured them so they can move back to the Third World and be big shots.

    • Romulus

      I see ingle puke gave you a thumbs down. Pay him no mind, he is a fraud. A professional troll.

  • Spartacus

    “Nick de Bois, secretary of the 1922 committee of backbench MPs, says
    Britain has a “sales job to do” to convince talented professionals not
    to leave the country.”


    Can’t help but wonder how many of them are heading specifically for Whiter lands, and not leaving because of taxes or some other financial reason .

    • rightrightright

      Emigrants from Britain have often been questioned and their responses printed in the media. They claim to be seeking better employment, a sunnier climate, better education for their kids etc. They never say (or their response is edited out) that they fear for their kids’ future and are running away from the blacks and browns.

      A couple of years back there was a hoo ha in press about there not being enough internships in hospitals for newly qualified doctors. Why? Our filthy government preferred to import doctors from the third world to do fill these positions. The government disguised this policy by turning the internship selection process into a diabolical muddle. The government advised the resulting unemployed new doctors (mostly white doctors, proper British people) to look overseas for work. With a shrug.

      Further, Cameron continued with Labour’s Equalities Bill (now the law) according to which, if two candidates have equal qualifications at recruitment (equality can also mean equality of NO qualifications) the position must go to the ethnic minority candidate.

      If you were young and in the position of our brightest and most ambitious, would not you take off overseas with your family? But wherever they end up within Western civilisation, the third worlders and their broods will be coming along behind. A white man is not allowed to escape his burden. They have bought themselves some time, that is all.

      • Eddie Lutz

        Right now white man’s worst enemy is himself. Everywhere he settles he breeds self-hating, turd-world-fetishistic liberals who defecate in their cradle. This has not always been the case, but has since the end of World War II. I don’t know how you salvage our civilization at this point.

        • ms_anthro

          I think we all know how. We just lack the will to do it.

  • David Ashton

    If 100,000 talented whites leave every year, who comes in to replace them?

    • 300,000 mongrels who leech off the government.

      • David Ashton

        As the saying goes, Ask a silly question!

    • Well, according to organisations and principles like “Balanced Migration”, it seems that as long as 100,000 are leaving and 100,000 are coming, the system will cope and nothing much will have changed. Immigration net is zero. The Yorkshire-man may get a whiter smile and a blacker face, but “eee by gum lad, we’ll be proper Northener’s like al’th rest er yer!”. Yet…..something tells me different……

      • David Ashton

        Even this limited proposal by Frank Field MP and others, who are perfectly well aware of the cultural as well as social and economic problems, has not got very far, unfortunately. Every noise made in the direction of immigration control &c is either withdrawn later or undermined by lawyers. If only the same determination was shown by the political class that is being seen in the premature rush to war against Iran’s nearest neighbour!

  • Rhialto

    This is probably a smokescreen to import even more immigrants into the UK. The justification is that if valuable people are leaving, we must replace them with valuable immigrants.

    I also wonder where they will emigrate to. How many great jobs are there in the Moslem areas or in Hong Kong for expat Englishman?

  • Orion_Blue

    The subtext of the article seems to be that it is only the hindmost who are left behind.

    All the institutions of higher learning mentioned in the article are closed to all but the most exceptional or fortunately-placed.

    Whenever flight is couched in the language of global free-market economics, it seems reasonable to infer that a sleight of hand is underway.

    Why not admit that for the very talented, there are still openings in the private sector. Instead, we are spoonfed the ‘world is your oyster’ hokum that seems to owe more to thuggish gangsterism than genuine economic insight.

    No mention is made of the real reason for this flight. Anyone who could afford to get away from the rising tide of vibrant and enriching diversity would do so at a moment’s notice.

    You can’t get on a bus in Brixton without noticing that you are one of four White People – most of them in retirement – on a bus packed full of blacks and other assorted ethnics.

    It is the same when walking past a school on the way to the station to get to work being utterly swamped by Others and very few of Us in sight.

  • BlarneyMiller

    Many Brits have already given up on the home nation they once loved. I read it everyday in the Daily Mail comments. Sadly, most such comments have a defeatist attitude that the new diverse England with bombings, beheadings, and anti-white crime is the way it now is and the way it will be because the average Brit can do nothing to stop their dispossession. This is why so many are packing up and leaving.

    • ed

      They’ve been disarmed, not only of weapons but of the soul and temerity to rebel. It’s the same way all over the western world.

      Silence gives consent, and we must not be silent.

  • bigone4u

    Will the last white person left in Britain please turn out the lights–if there are any lights left to turn out.

  • borogirl54

    I guess that the UK must be so bad that these folks choose to leave. One thing that the article did not mention is where are these people going? As EU citizens, they could relocate legally in any EU country or are they going to Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the US?

    • Ngati Pakeha

      I live Australia for 6 months of the year and New Zealand most of the rest of the time. I see a lot coming to this part of the world. Almost without exception they complain of ‘multi-culturalism’ and the suppression of everything British. The place I live in when I’m in NZ is like a mini UK.

      • Eddie Lutz

        As long as they’re complaining about multiculturalism, you should be fine.

        • Ngati Pakeha

          I’m more worried about what will follow them. I don’t know what part of the world you live in Eddie but I was going through the immigration control the other day in Sydney and I was looking for the line for Australian & NZ citizens. I thought they had it wrong because the line labelled for Aussies & Kiwis was full of Asians, Indians and Middle EastEnders. I thought the lines had been mixed up. But no sir, can you imagine my surprise when one of these “Aussies” asked if I could help her complete her arrival card. A former Sri Lankan is now an Aussie. I know this because I asked her were she was ‘really’ from. Invasion of the Body Snatches – just don’t fall asleep!

    • Bossman

      There was a time when an Englishman could just pack his bags and head out to the colonies. Those colonies were Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, India and many other parts. I don’t think that it is that easy these days.

    • I tend to think their choices of destination are (often subliminally) based on an expected “homely” feel.

      I am sure many “liberal” middle classes who may be leaving for different places would be horrified at such a thing being said about them, but when it boils down to it, I think most British people think that Australia, New Zealand, Canada and so on are going to be more “like home” than European nations in the EU.

      As they were often born out of British stock and customs, it is generally expected that laws will roughly be the same (the principles of law that is), the demographic will generally be of the same kinds of aptitude and orderliness, and that the language will be like putting on an old pair of slippers, albeit with a few slang words or different spellings of the same words to learn.

      The British are notoriously poor at foreign languages, which is in some ways a badge of honour as well as an embarrassment and shocking failure of our education system for the last 50 years, so the amount of people in the UK of genuine British stock who would be extremely fluent in German, French, Polish, Swedish, or whatever else, would be extremely slim I suspect.

      This is, in my opinion, a major consideration they have for avoiding the “EU” nations, irrespective of the turmoil and high unemployment rates within the Eurozone nations.

  • Tacitus1

    British going to the Middle East ? All the Middle Easterners are living in London. Must be a citizen exchange program.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      The world’s dumbest white Brit moved to Saudi Arabia and raised the average IQ of both countries.

      • Ngati Pakeha

        Always been meaning to ask you Herr McCoy (if you don’t mind): how hard is it to move to Germany as a non-EU citizen?

        • watling

          If you’re white it’s hard. If you’re brown or black it’s easy. If you’re a brown or black Muslim they roll out the red carpet.

          This is because Germany is part of the EUSSR and is therefore scheduled for eradication in the same way that the rest of Western Europe is.

          • Ngati Pakeha

            I have a female friend (White American) who has just been denied the right to work in Germany. She is in her mid-forties, well educated, good work ethic etc and her German is OK. Yet no cigar. Cheers.

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          Well, it kinda sorta depends. If you have a technical background and can find a company to hire you, it isn’t very hard at all. Get an offer letter, fly over and go to work while simultaneously applying for the Visa. As a white man who is fluent in German, it took me about 6 months of looking before I landed a job. It only lasted for 5 years, but I found another gig almost immediately, so I didn’t even have to go on unemployment.

          That said, watling is not far wrong. We are already considering moving on to Russia. Still, muslim-hating Eastern Germany could also be an option, as well as some other Eastern European countries.

          I don’t know what your friend does for a living, but if it isn’t something fairly special, it is hard to get a visa.

          • Ngati Pakeha

            Spasibo Sherman. She is an attorney so I can’t see that working for her especially as Germany uses the inquisitorial judicial system as opposed to our adversarial system. Funny you mention Eastern Germany as it is Dresden that she has taken a liking to. It’s amazing that the technical professions are becoming the most sought after. This is golden as you know who finds this type of work too challenging. Opyat’ spasibo moy amerikanskiy drug (sorry my tablet doesn’t have a Cyrillic keyboard). Poka!

          • ShermanTMcCoy

            Не проблема!

    • watling

      That’s so they can do all the things they can’t do in the desert wastelands back home, such as gamble, fornicate with all and sundry and get roaring drunk.

  • Chris Granzow XI

    Well, what did they expect? When these highly-skilled graduates were raised they were most likely taught that they shouldn’t have pride in their country and its history. They were taught not be proud of who they are; that being racially German or British was “just a social construct” and that the fresh arrivals from Pakistan and Turkey were just as German or Britsh as they were. With no perceived ties to their motherland, they have no reason not to emigrate to China, Hong Kong or the U.A.E., where they’ll make more money and their skills will be more appreciated.

  • MBlanc46

    I lived in England for a couple of years in the 1980s and came to think of myself as part Pom. It was already well on the road to multiculti even then, but I did get the sense that I was living in a country of white English-speakers (even if some of the English was rather different to mine). From what I see in the media lately, many people now feel that that is not the case. Western civilization, of which British civilization is a key component, really does seem to be tottering on the brink.

  • kjh64

    “My concern is that people are putting their own interests first and looking to beyond the European Union.”

    Maybe if the politicians would put the interests of their own citizens first, this wouldn’t be happening.

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  • Bossman

    The Brits have more places to immigrate to than anybody else. The Brits have been leaving their cold rainy island for hundreds of years now. It was the urge to leave that made them spread their language all over the globe.

  • Sick of it

    Croatia and Serbia may not exactly be choice destinations for western white people. Albania and Bosnia would be akin to us committing suicide.

  • Sick of it

    Singapore is another high paying area.

  • Ngati Pakeha

    Hi GM. You have hit the nail right on the head. Much like the case in the US; those calling for diversity live miles away from it. When it starts to impact on them we will see a change in tune.

    Funny you mention the Somalis. Has there ever been a group that has had more welfare benefits thrown at it? With their capacity to live on the smell of an oily rag and their penchant for welfare fraud you have a perfect social vampire.

    You are correct about my name; loosely translated it means ‘white tribe’.

  • MikeofAges

    146,000 a year. Round numbers, six million in 40 years.

  • I think that this issue is often a bit of a taboo in British Nationalist circles. Not many dare tread on the path of condemning “our own” – and it certainly does not win any friends or allegiances, other than when cursing what we often see as their “sheep like” X-Factor lives.

    However, that is not to say it is not true about the problems of “our own”. There is a lot of commentary waged against the “middle classes” in nationalist circles, and it is often understandable and justified.

    The main complaint of this group being, I suppose, that the middle classes tend to prolong the process of our national pain via their two-faced nature of maybe not liking what is going on, but being comfortable off enough to either try and ignore it, or move away from it for as long as possible, or even become the stereotypical “liberal” of that typically middle class nature we all recognise.

    However, whilst I do recognise that trait in the middle classes – and being pretty ‘upper working class/lower middle class’ myself I can often see both vantage points – I also have issues to pick with the way the “working class” has gone in recent decades. Or often, as more accurately described above, the underclass or non-working class.

    I think you describe it very well, where the middle classes are thinning out and being supplanted with “ethnic minorities” on one side of us and some pretty poor excuses for ‘white civilisation’ are multiplying on the other.

    These are the type of people who, when you claim to your friends and family that you wish to “preserve the British people and the British culture”, you have a hard time feeling justified! “You want to preserve THAT?!” Quite.

    Of course, you have to transcend this generation and hope that the future will provide a better form of what we envisage to build – and our own race should always trump our allegiances to others for the long haul and generations to come – but it is my belief that if we are to stake a claim for survival as a race and a nation in the future, we have to stand up to the plate and make ourselves something worth saving.

    As we know, society has been rotten down by various means over the years and these people – both middle classes and ‘working classes’ – are now products of those experiments on society and societal order, and we ought not to entirely condemn them for the situations, lifestyles and viewpoints in which they find themselves consumed.

    But, at the same time, I am sure many a nationalist’s heart sinks low when we see the activities of our fellow kin at the weekend nights up and down our town and city centres, or the kind of ‘boy racer’ types who deal drugs on the local estate and make people’s lives a misery. They have no care nor regard for our people in my estimation. They are not ‘with us’ simply because they are white and “working class”. We cannot assume their allegiance.

    The entire country is a different breed to what it was between the two world wars and even up to the 1970’s. Whether the kind of British nature and spirit of old can be resuscitated and brought into being an entity that stands proud and together in the face of their greatest ever threat has yet to be seen.

    As I say, my hope is that we can become a more collectivised and proud people again – something which people see value in and wish to defend. At the moment, they seem to be rotting away under the filth of liberalisms midwifery whilst the other side of our towns and cities are swamped with a new kind of citizen altogether.

  • England listened. A good 70% to 80% of England seemed to support Enoch Powell, going from polls/surveys and from their correspondence to both Enoch and to newspaper editors of the day.

    That “the powers that be” chose not to listen and act on the wishes of the British people at the time, and indeed got shut of the rabble rouser who championed their views, is perhaps a prime example as to why “democracy” is a sham.

    They wanted different. They knew better. They were more “enlightened”. They were having their strings pulled behind the scenes. They – in the case of many Tories – were scared of the “Leftwing” brouhaha over these matters.

    The same happens today, and for the last 40 years. Poll after poll rates immigration and such at around 70% to 80% of people’s concerns. What has happened with those concerns? Nothing. In fact, they quadrupled immigration.

    Pump out £Billions worth of multiracialism propaganda and various race relations notions for 40 years; and the dynamic of society shifts to the kind of one we see today. Indifference, opposition to our point of view, dogmatism, pro-immigration(!) and all kinds of malaise.

    If something had been done at the time of Enoch, disaster might have been averted. However, this did not seem part of “the plan”. The same plan that seems to have gripped France, Germany, Australia, America, Denmark, and various other nations all within the same decade or so.

  • David Ashton

    There is an element of “white flight” from British towns however mistaken, with France and Spain as destinations for some. New Zealand is not so “multi-cultural” so far, and Canada has space.

    • Romulus

      Anglish brits, so I’ve noticed, also choose the countries that their Anglo ancestors founded. Losing their anthropological homelands, though, would be an epic tragedy.

    • Anonymous

      Spain – yes, France – no. Of all my parents’ acquaintances, the older couples tend to favour Spain for retirement. However, for highly educated middle class couples in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, US/Canada/Australia/New Zealand is the way to go. My parents obviously did not leave England to get away from the NAMs; they left England primarily because they are fiscal conservatives who believe in low taxes, small government, and less welfare.

  • pcmustgo

    Whites are returning to cities in large numbers- gentrification.

    • Anonymous

      This is true. NYC and DC have gotten a lot Whiter in the past 20 years.

  • PepsPersson

    I have not seen the statistics but I think a quite a few whom leave United Kingdom are second generation immigrants. This is at least the case in Scandinavia. Only Germany,
    Iceland and Norway some balance between college graduates and the labor
    market. United Kingdom does not just like the rest of Europe. This means that a lot of professionals need to leave United Kingdom because they cannot find employment. I think many of them go to Canada or Australia were there are still hiring people. In
    Sweden you see many young college graduates moving to Norway because both
    corporations and the state do not hire anymore, at least not newly graduates.

    Still, the Swedish government tries to get more young people to take up a higher education and student loans. Loans they will never be able to repay. The result is obvious – all these college graduates end up in retail so low educated non-whites end up unemployed. Higher education has just been a tool for the western countries to cover for
    unemployment after a financial crisis and now we see the result. In the 1930s, United States put a halt on immigration and deported millions of hispanics not to drain the country.

    Today, United States does the opposite. According to an newly published article
    (2013/08/22) by The Daily Caller, Obama will let in approximately 50 million people the coming twenty years. He also wants more people do go to college because if they do not – they will most likely not get that job at K-mart. We can count that before that we will have at least one large financial meltdown within those twenty years so it will get worse for many people.

    United States nothing I moving but in Europe things going quite rapidly now. In United Kingdom the paleolibertarian UKIP is moving into the parliament and the BNP is now slowly recovering. In France British National Party is growing rapidly and beyond the numbers of their golden years in the late 90s and early millennium. In Netherlands, Geert Wilders is back after he lost some support in the previously election. He is party is once again gaining support fast. In Greece, the very radical Golden Dawn gets between 15-20 percent. In Italy you find all kinds of populism, fascism and traditional conservatism. It has become a melting pot for the radical right. In Belgium, the Flemish soft nationalist
    party N-VA has now become the largest party in the country.

    They seek to split Belgium in two, one Flemish part and one French party. There is also a more rightist nationalist named Vlaams Belang, that years ago were outlawed. They lost a lot of support the 2010 election but they are still a midsized political party (around 8 percent) with a fair number of representatives in the Chamber of Representatives. Belgium is now ruled by socialists, establishment conservatives, liberals and greens. In the Nordic countries, the soft nationalist

    Swedish Democrats is moving fast in the polls and will likely become the third
    largest party in the coming 2014 election. Outside the parliament a radical nationalist
    party (just a bit softer than Golden Dawn) is skyrocketing. In Denmark, the populist (and sister party to the Swedish Democrats) The Danish Peoples party is getting back after a bad last election. They are now going fast to twenty percent. In Norway, the
    paleolibertarian Progress party is now seeking election with the conservatives.

    Nationalism is becoming mainstream in Norway just as in Denmark. In Finland (one of the few white outpost in the world) the second largest party is the True Finns that gained over 19 percent in the last parliamentary election and were just about 1500 votes from being the second largest party and 40 000 votes (about 1 percent) from become the largest party in the country.

    I could go on and on telling you how implicit och explicit ethnic and white nationalism is growing in Europe. The more people that end up unemployed and poor that faster it goes and because Europe just as United States is close of bankruptcy – things are changing rapidly.