The Telegraph has caught up with the news that a rather large number of British citizens are leaving Britain.
It is difficult to see how this is good news for Britain, but it is excellent news for the countries receiving Britain's "young and skilled".
At the moment I am sitting in Kildare's, an Irish pub in West Chester, and listening to Irish fiddle music. Has Irish culture survived its removal to Pennsylvania? Let me just say that I'm happy here, but I miss the Irish.
There is a connection between land and people that is so deep and so essential, cutting it is like severing a deep vein.