Fleeing Upstairs/Downstairs

Young educated English people are increasingly leaving England to work in other countries, and one official blames it on the class system without explicitly blaming it on the class system: “Mr de Bois said tax does play a part in emigration, but suggested that culture is a more important factor, warning that Britain should encourage people to succeed and get rich, not criticise them. ‘Government must help lead a culture change in this country that competes with the new economies, one where competitiveness and success are valued and personal achievement and personal wealth are respected, not pilloried,’ he said.”

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I am currently working overseas, with a lot of British colleagues (and Irish, South African, American, etc.). They pretty much all say they left because the economy sucks.

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