There is a story in The Sun from the UK which made me again realise how much we here should count our blessings:
A new survey has found that almost half of Britons are ‘seriously considering’ moving overseas, with Australia, the US, Canada and New Zealand proving to be the most popular relocation spots.
The survey of 1,650 adults has found that the high cost of living, bad weather, unemployment and crime are the main reasons that 48 per of people say they are considering leaving Britain.
Luckily, not even Labor Governments are able to affect the weather although they ridiculously think they can. But the cost of living and unemployment, that they can do quite a bit to affect. And then when they actually start to shift their policies in the right direction, aiming to cut spending and balance the budget, along come their extraterrestrial allies – those Little Green Women and Men from Planet Zongo – to deny them the room to manoeuver. ET go home already.
But the facts are that we do live in an extraordinary sweet and gentle land which has been our own creation. Whether we can preserve it is always the question.