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3rd Aug 2006, 13:22
I can't see this posted anywhere else on JB...
The BBC is running this story (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5237236.stm) about Brits moving / living abroad and is encouraging expats to complete this survey (http://ippr.typepad.com/brits_abroad/).

I believe that we have covered most of the reasons for leaving the UK here before on Jet Blast, but as the survey results will be shared with the Government, feel free to let rip in the comments boxes.

3rd Aug 2006, 13:26
Prolly just another ruse by the Inland Revenue to see if they can tax them somehow.:*

3rd Aug 2006, 14:19
WHERE in the World has a guaranteed year-round temperature that doesn't fall below 20 deg C by day nor rise above 30 deg C, has minimal rain, no tornados, hurricanes or tropical storms?
I don't ask much . . .

I suspect the answer is an Institution.

Honey Trucker
3rd Aug 2006, 15:35
Try the Island of Madeira (http://www.madeira-web.com/PagesUK/weather-uk.html)

3rd Aug 2006, 16:48

I think Port Macquarie, mid north coast of NSW, Australia might come pretty close to fitting the bill. :ok:

El Grifo
3rd Aug 2006, 21:49
Or the Isla Mitica http://www.turismolanzarote.com/turismo/00000/paginas/asp/inicio.asp

3rd Aug 2006, 22:43
I'm a Brit but have lived in France for the last ten years, when I lived in the UK I didn't have any particular dislike for the country but living in a different country has given me perspective. Now, I would never consider going back to the UK to live because....
It's too expensive
People work too hard
Bad health service
Bad education system
The transport system is crap
I could go on....

One of the other reasons I initially liked France was because I loved the women here, very sophisticated and very complicated, they have a opposite opinion on everything. Have been married to a French girl for 7 years now.

Personally I think France is probably the best country in Europe to live, best balance between work and private life. Sure, they have problems here just like any other country.

On the other side of the coin I believe there are now 350,000 French people now living and working in the south east of England. Their main motivation, I suspect, is the fairly full employment opportunities existing in this area of England. These are mainly young people who simply can't find work here in France (unemployment being a very grave problem en France among the young)