Regular reader know that this week’s rant of the week was about family being forced to move from a neighborhood in Great Britain because they had become a target of criminal gangs. One might think that Inspector Gadgets dark and gloomy out look might give you a skewed out look on the state of Great Britain. So we thought we would provided you some links to some news stories about Great Britain.
Record numbers of Britons are leaving – many of them doctors, teachers and engineers – in the biggest exodus for almost 50 years.
Skilled professionals, including doctors, are leaving the UK in record numbers
Over a quarter of qualified professionals who have moved abroad had health or education qualifications
There are now 3.247 million British-born people living abroad, of whom more than 1.1 million are highly-skilled university graduates, say the researchers.
More than three quarters of these professionals have settled abroad for more than 10 years, according to the study by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
No other nation is losing so many qualified people, it points out. Britain has now lost more than one in 10 of its most skilled citizens, while overall only Mexico has had more people emigrate.
Granted this is offset in raw numbers by the amount of immigrants coming into the Great Britain. But it makes you wonder why so many natives can’t wait to get out of their country.
A police chief has admitted he was forced to move house by youths lurking outside his home.
Superintendent Wayne Mawson, in his forties, said he left the property in Hackney because he did not want to confront teenagers sitting on his wall.
The head of operations for Haringey, north London, added that the youths had made him nervous about his work – and confessed he had given in to their loitering.
Blog posts on this story can be found here and here.
And for good measure, read this rant by Macro Man.