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I keep reading about how French people in London are proof that young Frenchmen are fleeing the French sclerosis and high taxes.

Well, my wife and I will be moving to London in the Autumn. May I make it clear that it is not for Economic opportunity. There will probably be even less growth in London than in France (despite Sarkozy's best efforts to copy all the stupid mistakes made elsewhere, while adding some of his own) next year, and we will pay more taxes.

But we had been wanting to try living abroad for 4 years and that's the first time that we could do it at the same time, also it's easier to do before you have several children in class. And I am very uncomfortable living in a country that has Sarkozy as its head of State.
Now, well, English is the only other language we both speak, London is quite convenient if you don't yet feel like going really far away from your families, and we are quite fond of quite a lot of the country. So DESPITE disapproval at much of the political climate there, we will go (and surely return after a few years). I have no doubt, though, that in articles we will read that departures like ours are a proof that France must change.

Still, despite not speaking the language, had Sweden had more light in the winter and been a bit warmer, we'd probably go there instead.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 04:58:47 AM EST
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