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there is too much choice - three party...

there is too much choice - three party leaders, each with two faces, is too much to cope with. I will stay at home and have a nice cup of tea and a biscuit while I fill in my emigration forms.

written 3rd May 2005


Nick replies: Bad news. If you like a nice cuppa tea, emigration isn't such an attractive option.

When you've lived in England, you really don't much fancy what passes for tea elsewhere. When you've lived in Italy, you don't much fancy what passes for coffee elsewhere. You might want to lose that caffeine habit!

written 3rd May 2005

RKP replies: Don't try and talk him/her out of it! Please, by all means emigrate, and don't come back.

written 3rd May 2005

Max replies: Strictly for the birds?
Have you noticed how the words "immigration" and "emigration" are bandied about without their demeaning significance being realised?
Birds migrate, workers emigrate and immigrate, but the wealthy capitalist class "take up residence".

written 3rd May 2005

biscuit replies: i'm migrating.

thank you Britain for my excellent education, my degree. now i have a student debt of 12000, so i'm off to distant shores from where i can ridicule you Britain, and never pay back a penny you've so generously spent on me. My loan will be wiped out when i'm finally declared bankrupt next month, so if I do fancy visiting these shores again, the tax man can go F himself.

What else do you want me to do? Live in a country governed by Dr Evil himself George Bush. I don't think so. Stay and work for a system that makes life easier for the rich, and harder for the poor. Exist in this dull, retail therapy society with no culture or reason for existance? I'll enjoy myself very much making a life in Brasil thank you very much. My education will be much more worthwhile there.

So I'm not voting, one, because I'm out of here forever, and two, because we didn't even get to vote in the election that decided the government to lead our truly 'democratic' country. It happened in 2004, about 5000 miles west of here.

written 3rd May 2005

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