Die Trümpfe von UK

Brexit-Tag. Leider. Am letzten Sonntag, 26.01.2020, war der Austritt Großbritanniens schon Thema meines Podcasts. Am Samstag davor habe ich meine zusammenfassenden Gedanken publiziert. Heute ein Kurzkommentar von Gunnar Heinsohn, der die Chancen von UK noch mal gut auf den Punkt bringt:

    • “Brexiteers do not shy away from nasty comparisons of the E.U. with ‘a rotting corpse’ dragging the U.K. down. Indeed, in the global student competition in mathematics (TIMSS 2015), England placed 168 out of 1,000 children in the highest achievement group.  Scotland and Northern Ireland did better.  In Germany, there were 53 top-scoring students out of every 1,000, in Italy and France only 42 and 25, respectively.” – bto. Diese Zahlen hatten wir schon mehrfach bei bto. Durchaus immer heftig umstritten, ob wirklich ein Indikator für die Zukunft.
    • “Boris Johnson explicitly referred to Australia as a model for his struggle for migrants with ‘exceptional talents.’  His Conservative Party confirmed this ambition in no uncertain terms: ‘Only by establishing immigration controls and ending freedom of movement will we be able to attract the high-skilled workers we need to contribute to our economy. … There will be fewer lower-skilled migrants and overall numbers will come down.’ Newcomers must pay into the National Health System (NHS) ‘before they can receive benefits.’” – bto: Wenn das so käme, wäre es genau richtig. Auch das Thema der notwendigen Einzahlungen in das Gesundheitssystem, bevor man profitiert, wäre richtig. Nicht, dass der NHS ein attraktives Gesundheitssystem wäre aus hiesiger Sicht, aber aus dem Blickwinkel vieler Länder der Welt durchaus.
    • Australien ist ein Vorbild. Denn die Grundsätze sind klar: “‘We’re making sure that people who do become part of our Australian family are coming here to work, not to lead a life on welfare. … If you have a robust migration program like we have, they are going to be productive, you will see increased economic benefit.’  The policy seems to be working.  Australia became the first Western country where immigrants cognitively outperform locals.” – bto: Sie sind also in der Schule besser! Davon sind wir weit entfernt und entfernen uns immer weiter.
    • “The post-Brexit immigration policy could replace the now dominant recruitment areas in Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean with East Asia.  Moreover, talents from the rest of the E.U. are expected to build their future in Britain.  This should bring the U.K. further advantages over the troubled Brussels bloc. Already today, Great Britain is home to two and a half times as many Chinese as Germany in terms of the total population.  The U.S., New Zealand, Canada, and Australia, on the other hand, exceed Germany by factors 6, 16, 20, and 22.” – bto: Und wir wissen, dass es die Asiaten sind, die die besten Leistungen bringen.
    • “It remains to be seen whether Scotland wants to separate from the United Kingdom in order to allow low-skilled immigrants future access to Edinburgh.  Since the USA was clearly behind the other Anglos in PISA mathematics in 2018, with 478 points (Canada was best with 512 [U.K. 502]), Brexit may even strengthen the hand of the policymakers between Boston and San Diego who want America to change its immigration policy.”
    • “This intensifying competition among Anglo-Saxons for improved immigration models is also putting the rest of the E.U. under pressure.  It will be interesting to see whether Brussels or Washington will be the first to understand that the world of tomorrow will be determined almost exclusively by brainpower, not firepower.” – bto: Das ist natürlich eine rhetorische Frage: “Den Sozialismus in seinem Lauf …”

→ American Thinker: “Can Britain catch up with its former colonies”, 19. Dezember 2019