Recession: Have you thought of leaving the UK?
Ray Winstone recently launched a bitter attack against Britain, somewhat unfairly saying that the country has "gone to the dogs". He blamed knife crime, an inefficient NHS, high taxes and politicians to deal with. "Our choices are w***** No.1 Gordon Brown and w***** No.2 David Cameron. No thank you." But as UK unemployment edges towards the two million mark and we fight to get through one of the worst recessions ever, could more people join the likes of Ray in emigrating abroad?
It was also announced today that millions of UK workers may no longer be allowed to work beyond the 48 hour work week after European MPs voted to ban the voluntary code. According to The Daily Mail:
"...13 of 19 Labour MEPs defied Gordon Brown and backed the move by Brussels to end the special deal... around three million workers in the UK regularly put in more than 48 hours. The tourism and catering industries, farmers, medical researchers and offshore workers are likely to be worst affected if a cap is imposed by Brussels."
In the midst of all that's going on with the economy, there truly cannot be a worst time for such an ordeal. We're talking about hard working Brits trying to put bread on the table with the rising food and electricity/gas bills along with a currency that is about to hit parity with the Euro, hitting families hard at a difficult time.
More importantly, with the way job prospects are looking, as news continues with a currency that's constantly fluctuating along with inflation/deflation and a neverending Bitterwallet deathwatch list, I am curious: have any of you have thought about leaving the UK and emigrating elsewhere? If so, where, and why? And if you don't plan to leave, for waht reasons would that be? Do you think that the quality of life in the UK will sustain, especially if the pound doesn't recover?