The Great London Exodus
Why thousands of young people are abandoning the Capital for a simpler life in the North
Later this year, like so many other young Southerners, I will reverse the path of my great-grandparents by packing up my bags and moving from the Big City into the provincial muck.
The Londoners of London are like the Israelites of Egypt. But God will not come, and we are forced to save ourselves. The city has become too crowded, too expensive and too bloated to sustain itself. This is true of most of the country, but I maintain a vague hope that the cancer which creeps out from the Capital will not reach the North or Midlands until my grandchildren are expired or expatriated on the continent.
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