Magazine
Latest Issue

Why I’m leaving Britain

My native Australia is a much more modern, meritocratic and equal place than Britain

By Nikki Gemmell   March 2011

Women in charge: Julia Gillard (right) and MP Kirsten Livermore survey recent flood damage

On 6th April, my daughter, two sons and I are getting on a plane to join my husband in Sydney. Our tickets are one-way. We’re leaving Britain behind for all kinds of reasons—not least because, as one British expat friend recently put it: “In Australia, no one can box you into a corner unless you want to be boxed into that corner. That’s just not the case in Britain.”

She has a point. Look at the people who run the two countries. In Australia, it’s an…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect