no kidding; high taxes, yob culture, class (wealth) envy, crime, crappy weather - who'd want to live there? At least in the19th century there was an empire, so the best and brightest could leave and still mother England would reap some benefit. Today, not so much.
Didn't this coincide with the end of the Medieval Warm Period.... another factor in climate?
Ah, the religion of peace!
You probably cannot make that statement here either without a good chance of a lawsuit!