Thursday, November 15, 2007

Emigration soars as Britons desert the UK

By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor Last Updated: 6:56pm GMT 15/11/2007

Britain is experiencing the greatest exodus of its own nationals in recent history while immigration is at unprecedented levels, new figures show.
Last year, 207,000 British citizens - one every three minutes - left the country while 510,000 foreigners arrived to stay for a year or more.
The majority of people leaving the UK go to New Zealand, France, Spain or Australia
The British made up more than half of the 400,000 moving abroad - yet only 14 per cent of immigrants were UK nationals coming home.;jsessionid=XAP4NUELWGBENQFIQMGSFF4AVCBQWIV0?xml=/news/2007/11/15/nemi115.xml

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