Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Two million Britons emigrate in 10 years

By James Kirkup, Political Correspondent Last Updated: 12:59AM BST 20/05/2008

Two million British citizens have left the UK in a decade, the greatest exodus from this country in almost a century, new figures will show.
Some historians say the departure of two million Britons in a decade is almost unparalleled in the country's history
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will release figures showing that more than 200,000 Britons emigrated during 2006. That will take the total number who left the country between 1997 and 2006 to 1.97 million. Another 1.58 million foreign nationals resident in Britain left during the same period.


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