30 comments on “Don’t let the border hit you on the arse on the way out

  1. So, what will we be missing out on when Joris hops aboard a plane? A top-class surgeon? A world-renowned architect? A plumber?

    “Joris Luyendijk is the author of Swimming with Sharks: My Journey Into the World of the Bankers and the former writer of the Guardian’s Banking Blog…”

    *shrugs*

  2. Even before the referendum he was writing anti-British stuff on there. Why did he spend all this time in a country he hates?

  3. Time to promote ‘B’ ark option, not just for EU nationals like Joris(thank you Julia for exposing his contribution), but all the Remoaners; perhaps paying the EU a whack in exchange for accommodating all those uncomfortable with Brexit would be a worthwhile longterm investment, on condition they could not come back.

  4. He writes as if before the Brexit vote Britain was like Hotel California with EU citizens coming here but never leaving.

    What we need to know is has there been any change in the rate of EU citizens returning and if so how big is it and is it a genuine problem of losing skilled people that can’t be replace. Instead we get hate filled conjecture and supposition.

  5. They won’t leave for the same reasons they came here – money and opportunity. People won’t throw that away in a tantrum over politics.

    However, strange that people will swallow large numbers of people are going to leave over Brexit, but would die in a ditch fighting the notion that large numbers would leave over punitive tax rates.

  6. The head of the herd was calling
    Far, far away
    They met one night in the silver light
    On the road to Mandalay
    Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
    And said goodbye to the circus
    Off she went with a trumpety-trump
    Trump, trump, trump
    Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
    And trundled back to the jungle
    Off she went with a trumpety-trump
    Trump, trump, trump

    Damn right too. The problem is not elephants moving to the UK to work in the occasional circus. It is that the f**kers won’t f**k off again afterwards. So if this c*nt has heard the call of Mandalay, or whatever other Third World socialist sh!thole he comes from, all power to him.

  7. “”We EU nationals know staying on is too big a gamble.”

    No not really ..
    “Our life decisions, which were complicated enough by overchoice, have another complicating factor which we resent”

  8. “Our life decisions, which were complicated enough by overchoice, have another complicating factor which we resent”

    He is a moron but that is our fault for putting him in circs where he has to think.

    The sooner the dick is gone the better. This country is all the sounder for his loss.

  9. I don’t think he’s a moron. I think he’s reaching for all the reasons that come into his mind why he’d really rather not have Brexit. And some of them are not made up, and since he’s an anthropologist, even if they were it wouldn’t invalidate them as they are the beliefs of his tribe.

  10. It’s funny how all these Aussies, Kiwis, Yanks, Canucks, etc, have come to the UK to work for decades without whining about being second-class citizens.

  11. Where’s the actual evidence of a Brexodus? The housing market in London is looking rather saturated, but that may well have been on the cards anyway.

  12. DJ – Why did he spend all this time in a country he hates?

    I was wondering the same thing. Joris (lol) is seething with passive-aggressive contempt for his hosts.

    This bit is quite revealing tho:

    What drives highly educated Europeans away from Britain is that, once outside the EU, this country will simply be a far less attractive proposition. Under a so-called soft Brexit things would still be manageable, as Britain would merely lose its political influence in Brussels while keeping all existing arrangements in place. However, the latest election campaign has made abundantly clear that both the Labour party and the Conservatives are going straight ahead with a hard Brexit.

    And so more and more well-educated EU nationals are realising they have chosen the wrong country in which to build a life.

    Well, bye.

  13. What drives highly educated Europeans away from Britain is that, once outside the EU, this country will simply be a far less attractive proposition.

    Translation: there’ll be fewer government funded sinecures.

  14. If we do find we need to replace all these ‘top notch’ EUers can’t we just hand out passports to all the Hong Kongers we fucked over 20 years ago?

  15. A laugh in every paragraph

    This question is even more urgent for those from Austria, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Estonia or Lithuania: countries that make it very difficult for their citizens to acquire a second nationality.

    I’m certainly guilty here and didn’t give a thought to the poor people who wouldn’t be able to apply for UK citizenship while retaining their original nationality.

    Do we stay here, meaning that our kids will probably not master our original language sufficiently to go to university in our home country?

    It’s certainly pretty rough not to be a Dutch speaker and to be saddled with a name like Luyendijk. That said, it’s probably quite character-forming for your mates in the playground to call you ‘Lying Dick’.

    …we are deported back to our home country with children whose first language is English?

    Ah, the Kindertransport reinvented for the 21st century!

    many Europeans have far too interesting lives and lineages to neatly fit the legal requirements of one nation state

    Yup, I find it hard to get to sleep at night on account of my interesting life and my lineage positively palpitates with originality.

    What to do?

  16. This question is even more urgent for those from Austria, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Estonia or Lithuania: countries that make it very difficult for their citizens to acquire a second nationality.

    Wow, the lack of awareness, caused no doubt by his blinding hatred towards his host country, is amazing.

  17. > …we are deported back to our home country with children whose first language is English?

    He and his family will be free to work and live in any one of the 27 remaining EU countries. Is the UK really a better place to live than any of those other countries? The number of Blokes In Foreign on here, including our esteemed host, would suggest otherwise.

  18. TMB_The All-Outdoors of the entire planet would not be big enough to contain the ego of this puffed-up Joris twat.

    Even the fools who pay cash money to read the Gladrag must have limits to their patience. How many more laughable, cosmically-entitled snot-rags must pass before their eyes before they decide to save their money instead?

    What next?– “I’m in jail–just because I committed one lousy murder”.

  19. I don’t understand the Remainer’s arguments that the UK population is so thick, so stupid, so irredeemably uneducatable, that we need to import skills from other countries. What on earth is the moral justification for extracting those skills from foreigner’s economies to keep our economy going? That’s the economics of Empire – sod competing with furriners, we’ll suck their resources out of their economies instead.

  20. Ecksie: Even the fools who pay cash money to read the Gladrag must have limits to their patience.

    You’d think so, wouldn’t you – especially with the byline Joris Lyingdick.

  21. Jgh, indeed. Having been in a public hospital (as a visitor not a patient thank god) in Manila it’s quite obvious that if one really cares about the poor etc etc then all these Filipino nurses in the NHS we are relying upon does a huge disservice to global equality.

  22. Background: my ex’s father had a stroke and subsequently died in hospital in Manila. Nurses were absolutely awful to the point of trying to explain to me how to put the feeding tube into his stomach myself because they wouldn’t do it.

  23. I’m aware that the editorial line of the Graun is not necessarily the same as the views of its columnists. That said, what do they think would happen to the number of foreigners here if they got their dearest wish of a Corbyn government? I think the ones who actually add value to this country would take one look at the high taxes and scarper.

  24. That’s Murphy-esque levels of self-regard. “You’ll miss me when I’ve gone, you ungrateful bastards!” “Yes, thank you, Joris, I’m sure we’ll muddle through somehow. Now, was there anything else? OK, bye.”

  25. He’s rather missing the point that there’s a reason you left somewhere in the first place and Brexit doesn’t change that, it may mean the decision making process of where to go to is now different, but then life changes and maybe somewhere is now more attractive destination anyway

  26. Charlie Suet – “That said, what do they think would happen to the number of foreigners here if they got their dearest wish of a Corbyn government?”

    But that is different. They are bad foreigners. You know, people with skills, jobs and money. The Guardian is not worried because they would be replaced by vibrant Albanian drug gangs and Romanian gypsies.

    BniC – “He’s rather missing the point that there’s a reason you left somewhere in the first place and Brexit doesn’t change that”

    Yeah. Man who betrayed his own country is upset someone elses country won’t change to his tastes.

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