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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post

    Seems that people are going to informally ensure that, if and when they move, their houses will be sold to "the right sort of person" in order to maintain the status quo.
    So if an immigrant offers 405,000 for a house, and a native 400,000 , are you suggesting the seller will turn down that extra 5K?
    Especially if the seller is going to be off somewhere a long way away from his previous neighbours, and doesn't have to deal with any potential fallout over the issue?

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    I wonder how much money Builders / property developers donate to the Tory party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post
    So if an immigrant offers 405,000 for a house, and a native 400,000 , are you suggesting the seller will turn down that extra 5K?
    Especially if the seller is going to be off somewhere a long way away from his previous neighbours, and doesn't have to deal with any potential fallout over the issue?
    Yes, round here most people have very strong ties to the area going back generations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    I'm not racist but ever since that foreign family have moved in at no. 45, the value of our property has dropped...
    you were in the beergarten next to your neighbours when you heard that?
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    I thought EU and non-EU migration was about the same?

    A lot of people voted Leave because they thought the EU decided non-EU immigration. They are really in for a disappointment in the upcoming years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post
    So if an immigrant offers 405,000 for a house, and a native 400,000 , are you suggesting the seller will turn down that extra 5K?
    Especially if the seller is going to be off somewhere a long way away from his previous neighbours, and doesn't have to deal with any potential fallout over the issue?
    How many immigrants can afford a 400k house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    and what proportion of those came through the EU?
    Quote Originally Posted by SussexSeagull View Post
    I thought EU and non-EU migration was about the same?

    A lot of people voted Leave because they thought the EU decided non-EU immigration. They are really in for a disappointment in the upcoming years.
    The point being made is that a lot of non eu immigrants actually are in the eu immigrant figures based on the fact the eu country they arrived in granted them eu citizen status and thus they could settle in the uk.

    Not sure how much truth is in that mind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    The point being made is that a lot of non eu immigrants actually are in the eu immigrant figures based on the fact the eu country they arrived in granted them eu citizen status and thus they could settle in the uk.

    Not sure how much truth is in that mind you.
    If an EU-immigrant originally came from outside the EU and have become an EU citizen they're still counted as an EU immigrant because that is the reason they're allowed to reside.

    Non-EU immigrants are those immigrants that have been given visas. If they were EU citizens then they wouldn't have applied for a visa.

    In other words the British government have issued long term "non-EU" visas to two thirds of the migrants currently residing in the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    The point being made is that a lot of non eu immigrants actually are in the eu immigrant figures based on the fact the eu country they arrived in granted them eu citizen status and thus they could settle in the uk.

    Not sure how much truth is in that mind you.
    I think the big pity is that the Leave result seems to have been interpreted as a poll on immigration. A lot of Leavers I talked to just wanted to get rid of any control by Brussels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    I'm not racist but ever since that foreign family have moved in at no. 45, the value of our property has dropped...
    You don't even live in the UK, therefore your input means the square root of feck all.

    Now run along, and have some Sauerbraten and a nice glass of Hofbrau, Ja.

    Patiently waiting for the much publicised and feared Brexit Doom.....

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