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AIBU to feel that Great Britain isn't 'Great' anymore? I think I want to move abroad!

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Whatawaytomakealiving Sat 06-May-17 21:55:12

I don't want to live in a country that treats people as it does. I work damned hard to serve the public, but I am so disillusioned.

JustAKitten Sat 06-May-17 21:56:49

It's never been Great. It's certainly not now.

Jazzywazzydodah Sat 06-May-17 21:57:27

Which country is better than here then? Genuinely I'd like to know as may move there myself ! Or is this just a general moan?

AfunaMbatata Sat 06-May-17 21:57:57

It doesn't mean great as in good

FelixtheMouse Sat 06-May-17 21:57:59

Great is a geographical expression nothing more. If you want to leave, then do so.

TheMonkeyandthePlywoodViolin Sat 06-May-17 21:58:25


CrowyMcCrowFace Sat 06-May-17 22:00:03

YANBU. I left in 2015. Watching from a distance, not impressed, unlikely ever to return.

CreamCheez Sat 06-May-17 22:01:04

I love Great Britain. Lived in England in the 90s. Would I move there now? Probably not.

DonkeyOaty Sat 06-May-17 22:02:02

Great as in large - a large island, largest of the British Isles. Don't be a silly billy about the "Great" bit.

What's upset you, you refer to serving the public; has your job been squeezed, or similar?

Bambambini Sat 06-May-17 22:02:46

It's fab here, totally underrated - where you thinking of moving to?

SuperBeagle Sat 06-May-17 22:03:09

Where do you think will be better?

(I'm not from the UK, nor do I live there, so I'm not asking that in a judgy way)

Longdistance Sat 06-May-17 22:06:17

The grass is never greener.

ArtemisiaGentilleschi Sat 06-May-17 22:06:25

Rwanda, Siria, North Korea, Putin's Russia, yup, "abroad" is deffo better than Britain. hmm

user1493759849 Sat 06-May-17 22:08:24

What's stopping you? If it's so awful here, no-one is making you stay. You are welcome to leave and see how much better it is in another country. hmm

JumpingJellybeanz Sat 06-May-17 22:09:22


I always expected to move back one day. Now I don't even want to visit anymore.

TisapityshesaGeordie Sat 06-May-17 22:10:22

I'd happily emigrate if DH was up for it -sadly he isn't. I'm terrified of the way this country's going.

Bambambini Sat 06-May-17 22:11:14

Where else have you lived OP? Always helps if you can afford a nice lifestyle of course.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 06-May-17 22:11:17


Love love love it

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 06-May-17 22:12:04

Where would you like to move to, and why?

RortyCrankle Sat 06-May-17 22:12:27

So go.

DJBaggySmalls Sat 06-May-17 22:16:45

Its not just the UK though, theres a shift to the right worldwide. I'll be buggered if I'm giving up this easily.

Lionking1981 Sat 06-May-17 22:18:04

Our services are horribly overstretched and undercut. The housing situation is grim. But I still think we are very, very lucky people in this country.

DavidPuddy Sat 06-May-17 22:18:48

I live in Germany. This country has it right in so, so many ways. I will not move back to the UK.

Whatawaytomakealiving Sat 06-May-17 22:20:41

I work in education; the whole system, the disregard for children and a sense of the corrupt and selfish egomaniacs is hugely concerning.

I feel there is lack of common sense and understanding in general, everyday life.

My parents think of Britain as a large and dominant force; something proud and respected. I don't. This isn't a thread about Brexit, but without Europe I feel we are tiny and rather stupid.

Other countries I would choose, I don't know? In education terms New Zealand and some Scandinian countries are well respected for understanding children's needs and basing their education system on children. ( hey! what a simple idea that is, ask the professionals and create a system based on their expertise, groundbreaking!).

I didn't like the time I spent in Spain, but love the culture in the Netherlands. Liberal, common sense, less pressure. Simple things like their bike culture, linked to great public transport. A sense of responsibility for yourself rather than a nanny state.

I have always loved my country, a real home bird. My parents lived abroad and I would defend my country to the hilt.

Not now.

C0untDucku1a Sat 06-May-17 22:21:57

I would also emigrate but husband has never wanted to. I always fancied Australia. With husband's current job canada is a possibility, but as we approach 40 it is less and less likely. Id like to retire to a scotrish island i think.

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