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1 In 4 Londoners Born Overseas!  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 874 times:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,4484-1770105,00.html
Interesting.
Very soon we'll be saying that there's no Englishmen in London.
A bit like saying there's no Man Utd fans in Manchester  Wink


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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 864 times:

I'm a Londoner and I was born in the UAE, although I am White British. What category does that put me in then?


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 858 times:

Quoting Ryanb741 (Reply 1):
I'm a Londoner and I was born in the UAE, although I am White British. What category does that put me in then?

Because you were born in the UAE, I guess you're a foreigner then.
I'm just surprised that as much as 25% of Londoners are non English/British



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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2162 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 859 times:

Quoting Ryanb741 (Reply 1):
I'm a Londoner and I was born in the UAE, although I am White British. What category does that put me in then?

Probably an asylum seeker.

[Edited 2005-09-08 13:49:25]


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User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 742 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 826 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 2):
I'm just surprised that as much as 25% of Londoners are non English/British

This doesn't surprise me at all. Many of the inner city residents of London are likely to be workers in various service industries and are often migrants from other nations. Look how many you see at Heathrow in various capacities. Meanwhile many of the White British people you see working in the City actually lives miles from London and often commute long distances as they prefer to live in leafy country areas not in the city (and they can afford to!).

There is also a tendency for immigrants to head for London as there are large communities that most nationalities can look to for support. In other parts of Britain, many of the large ethnic communities are long established and tend to be from certain countries e.g. Indians in Birmingham and Pakistanis in Manchester and Yorkshire.

All this of course adds to the unfair bias towards the London airports when it comes to serving these countries from the UK.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 824 times:

No kidding.

You drive around LHR and you won't see too many English people around there. Occasionally when I got to Heathrow for a flight somewhere I feel like i'm in a foreign country, it doesn't feel English (despite the weather Big grin). It's no different from New York or Los Angeles though. London is a big city and England is a country that alot of people immigrate to. I'm suprised actually that the number is as low as 1 quarter!


User currently offlineThowman From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 817 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 2):
I'm just surprised that as much as 25% of Londoners are non English/British

You obviously haven't been in central London recently. Sometimes when I catch the tube from Ealing, I am often the only white english speaking person on my carriage.


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 793 times:

How wonderful to have such a strong sense of community and historical continuity as that.

In my state the majority of the voting population lives in a less-than two year old 2 bedroom apartment in Las Vegas, they work at a casino in an entry level job and they have lived in this state less than two years and have never visited any city here other than Las Vegas. (of course that is a pretty short list of cities)

How I envy the old-world stability of a place like London where three out of four are natives.



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