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Old 06-25-2016, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Canada
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LOL - what with the Americans planning to come here to flee a Trump presidency and now the Brits fleeing Brexit, we're going to run out of room!

In an article dated yesterday:

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In the aftermath of the U.K.'s shocking vote to leave the European Union for good, many dissatisfied Britons are now considering a Plan B: moving to Canada.

Data from Google Trends show a huge spike in Britons typing "move to Canada" into their search bar today, rising approximately 100-fold compared to the period 24 hours before.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...to-canada-too/
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:45 PM
 
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I don't see it happening.... They won't need to move anywhere. Brexit's going to be *good* for England! Jobs-a-plenty for everyone. They're finally taking control of their own destiny. The sky's the limit. They can't lose. Why, we'll be falling over ourselves to leave Canada and to move to Manchester and Birmingham.
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:53 PM
 
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They'll all get here just in time for another sovereignty neverendum. That'll make them homesick for sure. LOL!
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:55 PM
 
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I don't see it happening.... They won't need to move anywhere. Brexit's going to be *good* for England! Jobs-a-plenty for everyone. They're finally taking control of their own destiny. The sky's the limit. They can't lose. Why, we'll be falling over ourselves to leave Canada and to move to Manchester and Birmingham.
Got my spot all researched just off spaghetti junction. Cheap housing and mass transit friendly to anywhere on the Isle within 3 hours.
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:58 PM
 
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Got my spot all researched just off spaghetti junction. Cheap housing and mass transit friendly to anywhere on the Isle within 3 hours.
I had to look up "spaghetti junction". Lol. Well, England has a great reputation for its benefits for newcomers, so there's that.
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:28 PM
 
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Well just like I can't just move to the UK, they can't.
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Old 06-25-2016, 05:32 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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I imagine Canada wasn't the only country that people were googling about how to immigrate to.

I was watching a thing on the news, a British fellow was being interviewed about how the votes went and who was voting for what. He said the vote was split with mostly young people voting to stay in the EU and mostly older people voting to exit.

If it is as I suspect mostly well educated young people who had voted to stay that are unhappy with the result and are now wanting to move to Canada then I say all the more power to them if they can swing it, provided they aren't doing it with the intention of trying to use Canada as a springboard into the States. Likewise with young Americans who want to leave USA and come to Canada if Trump is elected. I think Canada could benefit from an infusion of progressive young bloods with good work ethic from both the UK and the States. Provided they can adapt to the Canadian climate - and I see no reason why most of them can't since Canada's climate is now more stable and predictable than both Europe's and America's have become in the past 10 years - then Britain's and America's losses would be Canada's gain.

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Old 06-25-2016, 08:41 PM
 
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Young people voted for stay not necessarily because they are more educated, could be because they never lived under non-EU era and have no idea what it is like?

I think leaving is good for both the UK and the EU.
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Old 06-25-2016, 08:52 PM
 
Location: In transition
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I say we welcome any Brits that want to come here with open arms that are dissatisfied with the UK. After all.. we do share the same queen
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Stuff the queen.
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