According to the results of a recent world study, Britain is experiencing the biggest “brain drain” for 50 years, with record numbers of professionals leaving the country for pastures new. The main reasons given for the move are bad weather, rising house prices and taxes. No surprises there then. Many doctors, teachers and engineers have now emigrated, lured by the prospect of a better lifestyle abroad. Many English speaking countries such as New Zealand, Australia and the U.S. have received a mass exodus of Brits whilst popular holiday destinations such as Spain and France have also received a large influx of British immigrants. With the rising costs of petrol, food, water, gas and electricity in this country, coupled with rising crime rates, it’s not surprising so many people are leaving. Britain is becoming an increasingly more expensive and violent place to live. If things don’t improve, many more people, including myself will be tempted to join them.