Who couldn't have predicted this trend?
More people left the UK last year than in any year since current records began in 1991, statistics show.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate that some 385,000 people left the UK for the long term in the year to mid-2006.
Of course Brits are fleeing in droves. What the article doesn't say is why exactly, but I'll bet dollars to doughnuts it has a little to do with the changing attitudes toward nationalism and patriotism. The leadership in the U.K. regularly change the laws and culture in Britain to appease the radical Muslims. You can't get a piggy-bank in England because pork offends Muslims. School children can't eat pork in schools any more because it might offend a Muslim. Government employees in Scottland cannot eat lunch at their desks during Ramadan because infidels who don't fast offend delicate Muslims' sensibilities. Some schools have separate class rooms, entrances, and bathrooms because Muslims demanded it. The list of ridiculous appeasements goes on and on. No wonder there is a brain-drain happening in the U.K., smart people know that there once great country is becoming a shell of it's former self by denying it's own rich culture and embracing the goofy culture of it's Muslim occupiers.
If my country's leadership pathetically caved in to the demands of aggressive, hostile outsiders the way the U.K. leadership has, I'd want to emigrate to New Zealand too. This is the new face of Europe...get used to it.