Friday 15 December 2017

I don't miss Wales, but I do miss services and fair taxes

Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

There is no greater pain in the ass than a returned emigrant who regales you with tales of how life is so much better in their new adopted country. Examples include fewer taxes, warmer weather, cheaper costs of living, a hectic social life, brilliant infrastructure and a bigger scale to everything.

Whether it is the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the UK – they explain how they wouldn't return to this banana republic.

For me, having spent almost one-and-a-half years in south Wales, faraway hills are not green. I'm so pleased and relieved to be back in my own home surroundings – I would never live anywhere else.

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