Adios UK

Britons have had enough:

The country’s biggest foreign visa consultancy firm has revealed that applications have soared in the last seven months by 80 per cent to almost 4,000 a week. Ten years ago the figure was just 300 a week. Most people are relocating within the Commonwealth – in Australia, Canada and South Africa. They are almost all young professionals and skilled workers aged 20-40.

And many cite their reason for wanting to quit as immigration to these shores – and the burden it is placing on their communities and local authorities. The dearth of good schools, spiralling house prices, rising crime and tax increases are also driving people away.

I think another part of this emigration is dislike for the EU’s master nanny state. After 8 years of Hillary Clinton, it’s possible that American emigration will be up as well, although the increasing popularity of homeschooling could prove to be a foundation that will turn America around. The key is turning off the immigration tap and keeping taxes from getting out of hand.

I was reading some Indian history the other day, and periodically, when the tax collectors would get out of control, entire regions would voluntarily depopulate. This isn’t a new phenomenon.