Labour accuses National of causing a brain drain, national does the same in opposition. Our politicians complain that people are leaving for Australia and in Australia their politicians complain they are coming here.
In the UK it is not different…now they are moaning about a brain drain from the UK…but where are they all going?
Millions of people have emigrated from the UK over the last 10 years, most of whom seek to find a job in a more favorable economic climate. Graduate immigration is on the up as well in what’s been dubbed as the ‘talent drain’ by the British press.
According to statistics accumulated by the Office of National Statistics in the UK, over 3.5 million people have fled the country in the last decade.
The number has increased sharply over the past decade, going from 363,000 a year to a peak of 427,000 in 2008. However, during the past four years statistics have plateaued again, averaging off at 350,000 a year.
The principle motivation for leaving the UK is the search for a job, with 89 per cent of long-term immigrants being of working age, says the UK Home Office.
Or is it possible that this is all just a media and politicians beat up for kids seeking to explore the world?
After all we have constantly sought affordable air travel for all and now it is here is it any surprise that people bog off?
Why is it that politicians always want us to stay put?