Britain in 2012. No place for the British?
More than half a million wealthy Britons are expected to move abroad in the next two years amid concerns about crumbling road and rail networks, crime and high taxes, a survey reveals today. Some 19 per cent of people with savings and investments worth more than £250,000 are considering a new life overseas, which is up from 17 per cent six months ago and 14 per cent a year ago. The figures suggest that at least 500,000 people with that level of personal wealth may leave the UK in the next two years.
Here’s a question. If you are/were in the bracket, where would you go? I’ll be honest and say that I think about it but the only place I quite favour is the south of France. But with Presidential candidate Monsieur Hollande threatening 75% tax levels, that seems a bit dodgy!
The UK still has plenty going for it, however, but politicians are ruining it and have ruined it. There seems to be a real desire to punish success and reward indolence. There seems to be a desire to be the needs of immigrants ahead of native Brits. If you punish successful people, you will get failure.