Pop legend Gary Numan moving to America over fears of yobs

First published in News

Eighties pop legend Gary Numan is fleeing Sussex over fears of rampaging yobs.

The electro pop pioneer says his family do not feel safe in the leafy village of Waldron, near Uckfield, so he is moving them to the United States.

He said the recent riots, which at their closest were 40 miles north of his home, had been the final straw.

Fellow villagers said his concerns were “absolutely astounding”

and described a rural setting more in line with Downton Abbey than downtown Los Angeles.

But Mr Numan, 53, insists his wife, Gemma, and their three children, Raven, Persia and Echo, have been subjected to vile insults while walking the streets of Wealden.

He told the Daily Record: “We live right out in the country. It is very rural and there are no big cities. You would think it would be the most peaceful place in the world and it is very pretty and relatively affluent. Yet the other day my wife was walking down the High Street and a bunch of kids between 12 and 14 were telling her what they would like to do to her. She had my children with her. You’ve got to be kidding.”

Mr Numan, most famous for his hits Cars and Are Friends Electric, went on say: “The day after the riots, I got onto the lawyer and said, ‘let’s do it – get on with it’. I do love being English and I am not anti the country but I have got to think of the children.

“America clearly has its own problems, but Santa Monica is great. It has beautiful beaches and the Pacific Ocean. There is not one bit of trouble and not one surly or aggressive person there. Everyone is friendly.

You ask the teenagers there for directions and they are polite and helpful.

“Do that here and you are as likely to get stabbed as you are to get directions. The fact is the English are pretty miserable.”

A comparison of crime statistics for the two areas shows that for the last available month Wealden had 30 incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour, compared to 317 offences recorded for the city of Santa Monica.

The American city recorded 14 assaults with a deadly weapon compared to none in Wealden. There were 16 counts of grand theft auto, compared to zero vehicle crimes in Wealden.

Wealden District councillor Dick Angel said: “I can’t say I’ve ever heard of him, so it wouldn’t be much of a loss. I think it’s absolutely astounding he could say this.”

Uckfieldmayor John Carvey said: “It seems quite strange to me to think you will be safer in America than you would be in a sleepy village like Waldron.”

Father David Charles, the priest in charge of All Saints church in Waldron, said: “There’s only a couple of hundred residents and they are mostly retired. If there are any gangs roaming about I’ve certainly missed them.”

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1:06pm Sun 21 Aug 11

still waiting says...

So, nothing to do with minimising tax then? That's allright. Just wondered..
So, nothing to do with minimising tax then? That's allright. Just wondered.. still waiting
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1:12pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Nick Brighton says...

This will be a sad, sad loss to the UK. Not.
This will be a sad, sad loss to the UK. Not. Nick Brighton
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1:13pm Sun 21 Aug 11

John Steed says...

have you been at the home brew or something more organic, until you made a stupid pointless remark like that you had enjoyed anonimity, now the whole world knows who the waldron village idiot is, enjoy your lifetime of fame it will be a long time before anyone from the area tops that one
have you been at the home brew or something more organic, until you made a stupid pointless remark like that you had enjoyed anonimity, now the whole world knows who the waldron village idiot is, enjoy your lifetime of fame it will be a long time before anyone from the area tops that one John Steed
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1:20pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Westerner says...

A brilliant move. In one stroke the average IQ of Wealdon is increased as is that of Santa Monica.
Raven? Persia? Echo?
A brilliant move. In one stroke the average IQ of Wealdon is increased as is that of Santa Monica. Raven? Persia? Echo? Westerner
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1:51pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Lucky7 says...

still waiting wrote:
So, nothing to do with minimising tax then? That's allright. Just wondered..
Of course not!! ;-) I have nothing against Santa Monica - it is lovely. Full of drug addicts and winos crashed out on the grassy areas near the beach, a pier selling nothing you actually want, plenty of tourists and wealthy middle class hippies and actors. Or is that Brighton?
[quote][p][bold]still waiting[/bold] wrote: So, nothing to do with minimising tax then? That's allright. Just wondered..[/p][/quote]Of course not!! ;-) I have nothing against Santa Monica - it is lovely. Full of drug addicts and winos crashed out on the grassy areas near the beach, a pier selling nothing you actually want, plenty of tourists and wealthy middle class hippies and actors. Or is that Brighton? Lucky7
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2:12pm Sun 21 Aug 11

MPC1000 says...

Sigh.... You lot are hilarious - someone has the temerity to criticise the UK (the same country you slag off every day) - how dare they!?
I would imagine that the point he's making is that even in his little village there are now feral youth, and he's had enough!
If I had the money I'd be off too. And excellent investigative journalism - comparing the crime figures from the CITY of Santa Monica with the VILLAGE of Waldron. Priceless..
Sigh.... You lot are hilarious - someone has the temerity to criticise the UK (the same country you slag off every day) - how dare they!? I would imagine that the point he's making is that even in his little village there are now feral youth, and he's had enough! If I had the money I'd be off too. And excellent investigative journalism - comparing the crime figures from the CITY of Santa Monica with the VILLAGE of Waldron. Priceless.. MPC1000
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2:25pm Sun 21 Aug 11

MuammarQaddafi says...

This sounds like a politician stepping down 'to spend more time with his family.' He's leaving because he wants to. He's probably suffering from England Fatigue. I know others like that; they've left because--rightly or wrongly, whatever the reason--they're just sick of England. But Santa Monica safer than Waldron? Bosh. I've been to both places, and for overall civic safety Waldron wins hands down.
This sounds like a politician stepping down 'to spend more time with his family.' He's leaving because he wants to. He's probably suffering from England Fatigue. I know others like that; they've left because--rightly or wrongly, whatever the reason--they're just sick of England. But Santa Monica safer than Waldron? Bosh. I've been to both places, and for overall civic safety Waldron wins hands down. MuammarQaddafi
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2:57pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Ballroom Blitz says...

If I was in his shoes and could afford to leave this country permanently - I wouldn't think twice about it.
I'm surprised he has stayed this long, to honest. I wouldn't have.
Don't know that I would choose the USA as a substitute, though. That's one of the few countries that I would never want to live in.
And yes, I have been there and worked there.
If I was in his shoes and could afford to leave this country permanently - I wouldn't think twice about it. I'm surprised he has stayed this long, to honest. I wouldn't have. Don't know that I would choose the USA as a substitute, though. That's one of the few countries that I would never want to live in. And yes, I have been there and worked there. Ballroom Blitz
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3:46pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Morpheus says...

Watch out for the earthquakes!
Watch out for the earthquakes! Morpheus
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4:45pm Sun 21 Aug 11

myselfishgenes says...

Hmm, just been to Santa Monica on street view, it looks boring. No character.
Hmm, just been to Santa Monica on street view, it looks boring. No character. myselfishgenes
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4:48pm Sun 21 Aug 11

mikimac says...

Urmmmmm...who cares?
Urmmmmm...who cares? mikimac
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5:06pm Sun 21 Aug 11

SaudiMail says...

1. He is not a legend, he had a couple of hits in the 80s. He is a has been.

2. Were the press waiting outside his house for this announcement or did he contact them for the free publicity?

3. How many people remember his 'hits'

4. Sure you can find more interesting stuff than this to report. Who cares what he does?
1. He is not a legend, he had a couple of hits in the 80s. He is a has been. 2. Were the press waiting outside his house for this announcement or did he contact them for the free publicity? 3. How many people remember his 'hits' 4. Sure you can find more interesting stuff than this to report. Who cares what he does? SaudiMail
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5:12pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Bladesboy Returns says...

mikimac wrote:
Urmmmmm...who cares?
I wish most of the contributors to this site would leave
[quote][p][bold]mikimac[/bold] wrote: Urmmmmm...who cares?[/p][/quote]I wish most of the contributors to this site would leave Bladesboy Returns
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5:26pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Angryoldman says...

I thought he died years ago.
I thought he died years ago. Angryoldman
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6:08pm Sun 21 Aug 11

multiple personality moron with no life says...

He's achieved more in his life than most of the slag off merchants that talk sh*t on here every day, a lot of electronic music wouldn't have come about without his influence. In their day Tubeway Army were a ground breaking band and he's made more tunes than just the 'Cars' single he is always judged by.
He's achieved more in his life than most of the slag off merchants that talk sh*t on here every day, a lot of electronic music wouldn't have come about without his influence. In their day Tubeway Army were a ground breaking band and he's made more tunes than just the 'Cars' single he is always judged by. multiple personality moron with no life
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6:16pm Sun 21 Aug 11

many names at once, europe says...

i totally agree with u mate

most sensible comment ive read on this site

saw him down the dome years ago - absolutely brilliant, a proper musician with a quality band, not like this pop x factor toot nowadays, he was original
i totally agree with u mate most sensible comment ive read on this site saw him down the dome years ago - absolutely brilliant, a proper musician with a quality band, not like this pop x factor toot nowadays, he was original many names at once, europe
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6:17pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Rita Snatch says...

Angryoldman wrote:
I thought he died years ago.
He did!

:: ::

This sounds like a very poor effort of self-resuscitation - he is failing at that in a similar fashion to his 'musical career'!

He sounds an awful man; fancy giving your children such awful names ..... HELLO ECHO, HELLO ECHO, HELLo echo, hello echo, hello ec, hell, hell.....
[quote][p][bold]Angryoldman[/bold] wrote: I thought he died years ago.[/p][/quote]He did! :: :: This sounds like a very poor effort of self-resuscitation - he is failing at that in a similar fashion to his 'musical career'! He sounds an awful man; fancy giving your children such awful names ..... HELLO ECHO, HELLO ECHO, HELLo echo, hello echo, hello ec, hell, hell..... Rita Snatch
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6:21pm Sun 21 Aug 11

myselfishgenes says...

The point to me isn't what Gary Numan has achieved in his life, it's his comments about his own country that probably annoys people and they have every right to criticise them. The US isn't a great country for young people if you are black, there are more black 17-year olds in detention centres than there are in the education system. His publically stated views don't make a lot of sense.
The point to me isn't what Gary Numan has achieved in his life, it's his comments about his own country that probably annoys people and they have every right to criticise them. The US isn't a great country for young people if you are black, there are more black 17-year olds in detention centres than there are in the education system. His publically stated views don't make a lot of sense. myselfishgenes
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7:56pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Bladesboy Returns says...

multiple personality moron with no life wrote:
He's achieved more in his life than most of the slag off merchants that talk sh*t on here every day, a lot of electronic music wouldn't have come about without his influence. In their day Tubeway Army were a ground breaking band and he's made more tunes than just the 'Cars' single he is always judged by.
Send us a post from the States, you waster. Interesting how with the benefit of hindsight and with delusion, people like you create and actually believe in an argument such as this. LOL
[quote][p][bold]multiple personality moron with no life[/bold] wrote: He's achieved more in his life than most of the slag off merchants that talk sh*t on here every day, a lot of electronic music wouldn't have come about without his influence. In their day Tubeway Army were a ground breaking band and he's made more tunes than just the 'Cars' single he is always judged by.[/p][/quote]Send us a post from the States, you waster. Interesting how with the benefit of hindsight and with delusion, people like you create and actually believe in an argument such as this. LOL Bladesboy Returns
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8:15pm Sun 21 Aug 11

hubby says...

He didn't have to move to the US.France,Spain,Ital
y,Norway,Sweden etc etc are all countries where family values are far more important than in the UK.
I chose Spain when my kids were seven.They are now 16,speak three languages and have grown up to respect their elders,the law and their teachers.
They may well have been the same had we stayed and they had gone to Longhill.I can't prove oyherwise of course.From what I have seen and heard though we did the right thing.
He didn't have to move to the US.France,Spain,Ital y,Norway,Sweden etc etc are all countries where family values are far more important than in the UK. I chose Spain when my kids were seven.They are now 16,speak three languages and have grown up to respect their elders,the law and their teachers. They may well have been the same had we stayed and they had gone to Longhill.I can't prove oyherwise of course.From what I have seen and heard though we did the right thing. hubby
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8:27pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Bladesboy Returns says...

hubby wrote:
He didn't have to move to the US.France,Spain,Ital

y,Norway,Sweden etc etc are all countries where family values are far more important than in the UK.
I chose Spain when my kids were seven.They are now 16,speak three languages and have grown up to respect their elders,the law and their teachers.
They may well have been the same had we stayed and they had gone to Longhill.I can't prove oyherwise of course.From what I have seen and heard though we did the right thing.
Lets hope their 'learned' skills are stronger than yours.
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: He didn't have to move to the US.France,Spain,Ital y,Norway,Sweden etc etc are all countries where family values are far more important than in the UK. I chose Spain when my kids were seven.They are now 16,speak three languages and have grown up to respect their elders,the law and their teachers. They may well have been the same had we stayed and they had gone to Longhill.I can't prove oyherwise of course.From what I have seen and heard though we did the right thing.[/p][/quote]Lets hope their 'learned' skills are stronger than yours. Bladesboy Returns
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8:27pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Bladesboy Returns says...

hubby wrote:
He didn't have to move to the US.France,Spain,Ital

y,Norway,Sweden etc etc are all countries where family values are far more important than in the UK.
I chose Spain when my kids were seven.They are now 16,speak three languages and have grown up to respect their elders,the law and their teachers.
They may well have been the same had we stayed and they had gone to Longhill.I can't prove oyherwise of course.From what I have seen and heard though we did the right thing.
Lets hope their 'learned' skills are stronger than yours.
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: He didn't have to move to the US.France,Spain,Ital y,Norway,Sweden etc etc are all countries where family values are far more important than in the UK. I chose Spain when my kids were seven.They are now 16,speak three languages and have grown up to respect their elders,the law and their teachers. They may well have been the same had we stayed and they had gone to Longhill.I can't prove oyherwise of course.From what I have seen and heard though we did the right thing.[/p][/quote]Lets hope their 'learned' skills are stronger than yours. Bladesboy Returns
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9:14pm Sun 21 Aug 11

multiple personality moron with no life says...

Bladesboy Returns wrote:
multiple personality moron with no life wrote:
He's achieved more in his life than most of the slag off merchants that talk sh*t on here every day, a lot of electronic music wouldn't have come about without his influence. In their day Tubeway Army were a ground breaking band and he's made more tunes than just the 'Cars' single he is always judged by.
Send us a post from the States, you waster. Interesting how with the benefit of hindsight and with delusion, people like you create and actually believe in an argument such as this. LOL
how am i a waster? it's not with hindsight that i make my comment, im old enough to remember Tubeway Army when they released the Replicas album and have seen and heard the pathetic, rubbish and poor quality dross that has since been accepted by your generation as music. you show your immaturity and young age by calling me a waster because you have no decent argument and because you say LOL. grown ups fill the gaps with proper words. it's time you put your dummy back in your mouth and got your nappy changed.
[quote][p][bold]Bladesboy Returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]multiple personality moron with no life[/bold] wrote: He's achieved more in his life than most of the slag off merchants that talk sh*t on here every day, a lot of electronic music wouldn't have come about without his influence. In their day Tubeway Army were a ground breaking band and he's made more tunes than just the 'Cars' single he is always judged by.[/p][/quote]Send us a post from the States, you waster. Interesting how with the benefit of hindsight and with delusion, people like you create and actually believe in an argument such as this. LOL[/p][/quote]how am i a waster? it's not with hindsight that i make my comment, im old enough to remember Tubeway Army when they released the Replicas album and have seen and heard the pathetic, rubbish and poor quality dross that has since been accepted by your generation as music. you show your immaturity and young age by calling me a waster because you have no decent argument and because you say LOL. grown ups fill the gaps with proper words. it's time you put your dummy back in your mouth and got your nappy changed. multiple personality moron with no life
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9:19pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Rita Snatch says...

hubby wrote:
He didn't have to move to the US.France,Spain,Ital

y,Norway,Sweden etc etc are all countries where family values are far more important than in the UK.
I chose Spain when my kids were seven.They are now 16,speak three languages and have grown up to respect their elders,the law and their teachers.
They may well have been the same had we stayed and they had gone to Longhill.I can't prove oyherwise of course.From what I have seen and heard though we did the right thing.
Spanish girls are so rude! They refuse to follow polite requests, they are arrogant and obnoxious. How can you say that the Spanish behaviour is superior to any other nationality - including British? You need to open your eyes and ears matey!!!
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: He didn't have to move to the US.France,Spain,Ital y,Norway,Sweden etc etc are all countries where family values are far more important than in the UK. I chose Spain when my kids were seven.They are now 16,speak three languages and have grown up to respect their elders,the law and their teachers. They may well have been the same had we stayed and they had gone to Longhill.I can't prove oyherwise of course.From what I have seen and heard though we did the right thing.[/p][/quote]Spanish girls are so rude! They refuse to follow polite requests, they are arrogant and obnoxious. How can you say that the Spanish behaviour is superior to any other nationality - including British? You need to open your eyes and ears matey!!! Rita Snatch
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9:36pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Heath Herb says...

Off you go then love, whilst there see a specialist for a reality check!
Off you go then love, whilst there see a specialist for a reality check! Heath Herb
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11:18pm Sun 21 Aug 11

ScotlandTheBrave says...

MPC1000 wrote:
Sigh.... You lot are hilarious - someone has the temerity to criticise the UK (the same country you slag off every day) - how dare they!?
I would imagine that the point he's making is that even in his little village there are now feral youth, and he's had enough!
If I had the money I'd be off too. And excellent investigative journalism - comparing the crime figures from the CITY of Santa Monica with the VILLAGE of Waldron. Priceless..
Actually they compare the CITY figures with the DISTRICT of Wealden NOT with the village of Waldron, excellent investigative reading sunshine!
[quote][p][bold]MPC1000[/bold] wrote: Sigh.... You lot are hilarious - someone has the temerity to criticise the UK (the same country you slag off every day) - how dare they!? I would imagine that the point he's making is that even in his little village there are now feral youth, and he's had enough! If I had the money I'd be off too. And excellent investigative journalism - comparing the crime figures from the CITY of Santa Monica with the VILLAGE of Waldron. Priceless..[/p][/quote]Actually they compare the CITY figures with the DISTRICT of Wealden NOT with the village of Waldron, excellent investigative reading sunshine! ScotlandTheBrave
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11:57pm Sun 21 Aug 11

wippasnapper says...

Sad to hear he’s leveing but I have to say I agree with Mr. Numan’s comments about the youths of today, youngsters as old as 5 these days use profound words, ever sins the government made it law you couldn’t punish your child like sending them to bed without there tee or making them stay in there rooms and if you lay one hand on them they can have you arrested but its ok for them to beat up the teachers o’ and they only get reprimanded for it ho, ho, knowing they can walk down the street doing and speaking as they wont without anyone laying a hand on them to stop them, its like handing a robber the keys to your home and letting him ransack your home but of cores you wouldn’t do that but that is prosily what the government has dun with the youths of today and the resent riots has shown the youths of today have no respect for anyone or anything so I feel its time the government amend the law like he said if your old-anoth to do the crime your old-anoth to do the time.
Sad to hear he’s leveing but I have to say I agree with Mr. Numan’s comments about the youths of today, youngsters as old as 5 these days use profound words, ever sins the government made it law you couldn’t punish your child like sending them to bed without there tee or making them stay in there rooms and if you lay one hand on them they can have you arrested but its ok for them to beat up the teachers o’ and they only get reprimanded for it ho, ho, knowing they can walk down the street doing and speaking as they wont without anyone laying a hand on them to stop them, its like handing a robber the keys to your home and letting him ransack your home but of cores you wouldn’t do that but that is prosily what the government has dun with the youths of today and the resent riots has shown the youths of today have no respect for anyone or anything so I feel its time the government amend the law like he said if your old-anoth to do the crime your old-anoth to do the time. wippasnapper
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12:15am Mon 22 Aug 11

Wivvy Dave says...

Who is Gary Numan, or perhaps we should ask who was he and why was he known to the public? As far as I can see he is a has been singer so what is the big deal about where he lives? If he is as concerned as it appears about events 40 miles away then I suggest that he moves in with a shrink rather than waste his cash on moving so far away. The man is either deluded or stupid, little appears to have changed in the past 30 years on that one!
Who is Gary Numan, or perhaps we should ask who was he and why was he known to the public? As far as I can see he is a has been singer so what is the big deal about where he lives? If he is as concerned as it appears about events 40 miles away then I suggest that he moves in with a shrink rather than waste his cash on moving so far away. The man is either deluded or stupid, little appears to have changed in the past 30 years on that one! Wivvy Dave
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5:36am Mon 22 Aug 11

themachman says...

Umm, the population of Santa Monica is 90,000 (US 2010 Census). The population of the entire district of Waldron is 11,500 (2007 Census). Your comparison of the two is amusing. Santa Monica is remarkably safe without the high taxes and beach-free existence that is Waldron. It is near Venice Beach, Hollywood, Rodeo Drive and some of the best TV studios and venues in the world. Gary Numan will have more opportunities there without the option to be bored in Waldron.
Umm, the population of Santa Monica is 90,000 (US 2010 Census). The population of the entire district of Waldron is 11,500 (2007 Census). Your comparison of the two is amusing. Santa Monica is remarkably safe without the high taxes and beach-free existence that is Waldron. It is near Venice Beach, Hollywood, Rodeo Drive and some of the best TV studios and venues in the world. Gary Numan will have more opportunities there without the option to be bored in Waldron. themachman
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5:39am Mon 22 Aug 11

themachman says...

The population of Santa Monica is 90,000 (US 2010 Census). The population of the entire Disctrict of Waldron is 11,500 (2007 Census). Your comparisons of the two are amusing. Santa Monica is remarkably safe. With Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, movie studios to do soundtracks, TV studios and some of the best venues in the world, Numan will have more access to advance his career than ever before, without the high taxes or risk of staying bored in Waldron.
The population of Santa Monica is 90,000 (US 2010 Census). The population of the entire Disctrict of Waldron is 11,500 (2007 Census). Your comparisons of the two are amusing. Santa Monica is remarkably safe. With Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, movie studios to do soundtracks, TV studios and some of the best venues in the world, Numan will have more access to advance his career than ever before, without the high taxes or risk of staying bored in Waldron. themachman
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9:15am Mon 22 Aug 11

left UK says...

I think the point being made here is the UK has gone down the toilet, that's why so many have left, and will carry on doing so.
Laws are to soft in the UK, so hence, no respect.
I think the point being made here is the UK has gone down the toilet, that's why so many have left, and will carry on doing so. Laws are to soft in the UK, so hence, no respect. left UK
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9:38am Mon 22 Aug 11

anonymous coward says...

"not one surly or aggressive person there"

What a ****.
"not one surly or aggressive person there" What a ****. anonymous coward
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9:40am Mon 22 Aug 11

anonymous coward says...

"not one surly or aggressive person there"

What a ****.
"not one surly or aggressive person there" What a ****. anonymous coward
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10:56am Mon 22 Aug 11

birthofanorange says...

Dick Angel? Is he in the same line of work as Ron Jeremy?
Dick Angel? Is he in the same line of work as Ron Jeremy? birthofanorange
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12:03pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Ashles says...

So Gary went on holiday to Santa Monica, asked someone polite for directions and has somehow extrapolated the place must be heaven on earth? With "not one bit of trouble and not one surly or aggressive person there. Everyone is friendly."
That's naive to the point of idiocy.
Go live there if you like the climate or the atmosphere or the ocean - but it's quite ridciulous to assume there won't ever be any trouble there at all.
I wonder where he'll run to next if there is any trouble within 40 miles of Santa Monica?
So Gary went on holiday to Santa Monica, asked someone polite for directions and has somehow extrapolated the place must be heaven on earth? With "not one bit of trouble and not one surly or aggressive person there. Everyone is friendly." That's naive to the point of idiocy. Go live there if you like the climate or the atmosphere or the ocean - but it's quite ridciulous to assume there won't ever be any trouble there at all. I wonder where he'll run to next if there is any trouble within 40 miles of Santa Monica? Ashles
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12:36pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Mullet Man says...

A simpler solution for him would be to sleep in his vehicle if is biggest hit was anything to go by, as he very clearly stated "here in my car, I feel safest of all"
A simpler solution for him would be to sleep in his vehicle if is biggest hit was anything to go by, as he very clearly stated "here in my car, I feel safest of all" Mullet Man
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12:58pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Skidrow says...

themachman says...
5:39am Mon 22 Aug 11

The population of Santa Monica is 90,000 (US 2010 Census). The population of the entire Disctrict of Waldron is 11,500 (2007 Census). Your comparisons of the two are amusing. Santa Monica is remarkably safe. With Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, movie studios to do soundtracks, TV studios and some of the best venues in the world, Numan will have more access to advance his career than ever before, without the high taxes or risk of staying bored in Waldron.

Er... Surely the comparisons were made by Numan, as was the choice to live in Waldron in the first place?
themachman says... 5:39am Mon 22 Aug 11 The population of Santa Monica is 90,000 (US 2010 Census). The population of the entire Disctrict of Waldron is 11,500 (2007 Census). Your comparisons of the two are amusing. Santa Monica is remarkably safe. With Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, movie studios to do soundtracks, TV studios and some of the best venues in the world, Numan will have more access to advance his career than ever before, without the high taxes or risk of staying bored in Waldron. Er... Surely the comparisons were made by Numan, as was the choice to live in Waldron in the first place? Skidrow
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1:16pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

Cynical of me but I see from his website that he releases a new album in September and has a UK tour lined up! Is it just possible that he has timed this to enhance his profile?
Cynical of me but I see from his website that he releases a new album in September and has a UK tour lined up! Is it just possible that he has timed this to enhance his profile? Tailgaters Anonymous
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1:57pm Mon 22 Aug 11

SaudiMail says...

Archer Maggott wrote:
Mullet Man wrote:
A simpler solution for him would be to sleep in his vehicle if is biggest hit was anything to go by, as he very clearly stated "here in my car, I feel safest of all"
What he actually said was:


Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It's the only way to live
In cars

Here in my car
I can only receive
I can listen to you
It keeps me stable for days
In cars


Here in my car
Where the image breaks down
Will you visit me please?
If I open my door
In cars


Here in my car
I know I've started to think
About leaving tonight
Although nothing seems right
In cars

Here in my car
I see order break down
So I'm leaving this town
for Santa Monica
In cars
So literacy isn't his strong point.
[quote][p][bold]Archer Maggott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mullet Man[/bold] wrote: A simpler solution for him would be to sleep in his vehicle if is biggest hit was anything to go by, as he very clearly stated "here in my car, I feel safest of all"[/p][/quote]What he actually said was: Here in my car I feel safest of all I can lock all my doors It's the only way to live In cars Here in my car I can only receive I can listen to you It keeps me stable for days In cars Here in my car Where the image breaks down Will you visit me please? If I open my door In cars Here in my car I know I've started to think About leaving tonight Although nothing seems right In cars Here in my car I see order break down So I'm leaving this town for Santa Monica In cars[/p][/quote]So literacy isn't his strong point. SaudiMail
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2:42pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Gazza says...

My little brother’s best friend Russell (aged 45) will be devastated. He got all of Gary’s Albums and singles and his even got posters of Gary and the Tubeway Army on his bedroom wall, which doesn’t go down to well with his wife.

I can see Russell topping himself over this sad news so I hope Gary will sit down again with his family and think hard about moving abroad and may be save a life.

I remember back in the late 70’s early 80’s Mod’s, Punks, Rockers all having a good punch up at the local disco’s over music tastes then all meeting up together in the pub later on that evening for a pint and a joke. Then the new romantics would turn up in the pub wearing their highly polished shoes, black suites and holding a new released 12-inch single under their arms from a new band they saw on Thursday evenings Top Of The Pops introduced by Simon Bates (Thompson Twins) Yeah.. The talking point on this band was ‘’ are they twins’ I’ve heard there not twins but triplets. Then along came Howard Jones. The talking point about Howard was’ is he related to Miss Jones from rising damp.

Are ‘’ Not Friend. Rioters… song

It's dangerous outside
And the foul language peeling off their tongues
There's hoodies outside
In long hoodies, grey snood, smoking a joint

Now the happiness fades out
And I'm wondering what I'm doing in a county like this
There's a kick on the door
And just for a second I thought I was safe

So now I'm scared
Now I can’t think for my family
About walking country lanes
And *issues*
And things that I just don't understand
Like looting all night
Or rioting and arson all the time
I don't think human life means anything to them


So I bolted the door
pushed the panic alarm button’’ in the hallway
"locked the family in the safe room"
A mobile phone screen lit a shadow on a wall near the bed

You know I hate what’s happening
But, `Rioters' are sc-m?
Society’s broke down
And now I've no one to love ‘’but my family

If I find out your reason
For the rioting and hate
And it hurts
And I'm angry
And I should never have stayed
And I missed the good times
So it's time to leave
You see my family means everything to me
My little brother’s best friend Russell (aged 45) will be devastated. He got all of Gary’s Albums and singles and his even got posters of Gary and the Tubeway Army on his bedroom wall, which doesn’t go down to well with his wife. I can see Russell topping himself over this sad news so I hope Gary will sit down again with his family and think hard about moving abroad and may be save a life. I remember back in the late 70’s early 80’s Mod’s, Punks, Rockers all having a good punch up at the local disco’s over music tastes then all meeting up together in the pub later on that evening for a pint and a joke. Then the new romantics would turn up in the pub wearing their highly polished shoes, black suites and holding a new released 12-inch single under their arms from a new band they saw on Thursday evenings Top Of The Pops introduced by Simon Bates (Thompson Twins) Yeah.. The talking point on this band was ‘’ are they twins’ I’ve heard there not twins but triplets. Then along came Howard Jones. The talking point about Howard was’ is he related to Miss Jones from rising damp. Are ‘’ Not Friend. Rioters… song It's dangerous outside And the foul language peeling off their tongues There's hoodies outside In long hoodies, grey snood, smoking a joint Now the happiness fades out And I'm wondering what I'm doing in a county like this There's a kick on the door And just for a second I thought I was safe So now I'm scared Now I can’t think for my family About walking country lanes And *issues* And things that I just don't understand Like looting all night Or rioting and arson all the time I don't think human life means anything to them So I bolted the door pushed the panic alarm button’’ in the hallway "locked the family in the safe room" A mobile phone screen lit a shadow on a wall near the bed You know I hate what’s happening But, `Rioters' are sc-m? Society’s broke down And now I've no one to love ‘’but my family If I find out your reason For the rioting and hate And it hurts And I'm angry And I should never have stayed And I missed the good times So it's time to leave You see my family means everything to me Gazza
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2:59pm Mon 22 Aug 11

clarkebrighton says...

GARY WHO ??
WELL PAST HE'S SELL BY DATE !!
WHO CARES NOT NEWSWORTHY.
GARY WHO ?? WELL PAST HE'S SELL BY DATE !! WHO CARES NOT NEWSWORTHY. clarkebrighton
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6:33pm Mon 22 Aug 11

Grendel says...

This is hilarious. The man is too scared to go into Macdonalds in Uckfield and sends his wife in while he sits in the car park. What a wally.
This is hilarious. The man is too scared to go into Macdonalds in Uckfield and sends his wife in while he sits in the car park. What a wally. Grendel
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10:12pm Mon 22 Aug 11

hubby says...

Bladesboy Returns wrote:
hubby wrote: He didn't have to move to the US.France,Spain,Ital y,Norway,Sweden etc etc are all countries where family values are far more important than in the UK. I chose Spain when my kids were seven.They are now 16,speak three languages and have grown up to respect their elders,the law and their teachers. They may well have been the same had we stayed and they had gone to Longhill.I can't prove oyherwise of course.From what I have seen and heard though we did the right thing.
Lets hope their 'learned' skills are stronger than yours.
Yours are so good you repeated yourself.LOL.

I suppose another option would have been Tideway.That bastion of education and etiquette.
Spanish children are far,far better behaved and have much better manners than British thugs.
My experience is ten years living in Spain.I am guessing that yours is ten minutes at a bus stop near to Churchill Square.
[quote][p][bold]Bladesboy Returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: He didn't have to move to the US.France,Spain,Ital y,Norway,Sweden etc etc are all countries where family values are far more important than in the UK. I chose Spain when my kids were seven.They are now 16,speak three languages and have grown up to respect their elders,the law and their teachers. They may well have been the same had we stayed and they had gone to Longhill.I can't prove oyherwise of course.From what I have seen and heard though we did the right thing.[/p][/quote]Lets hope their 'learned' skills are stronger than yours.[/p][/quote]Yours are so good you repeated yourself.LOL. I suppose another option would have been Tideway.That bastion of education and etiquette. Spanish children are far,far better behaved and have much better manners than British thugs. My experience is ten years living in Spain.I am guessing that yours is ten minutes at a bus stop near to Churchill Square. hubby
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9:54am Tue 23 Aug 11

Simon seagull says...

Not surprised his kids get abused with names like Raven, Persia and Echo!!Why do pop stars (and certain footballers!)seem to think ordinary names are beneath them?!!..Poor little beggars must get terrible stick. I dread to think what school must have been like for Frank Zappa's kids..Dweezil and Moon Unit!!
Not surprised his kids get abused with names like Raven, Persia and Echo!!Why do pop stars (and certain footballers!)seem to think ordinary names are beneath them?!!..Poor little beggars must get terrible stick. I dread to think what school must have been like for Frank Zappa's kids..Dweezil and Moon Unit!! Simon seagull
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1:04pm Tue 23 Aug 11

lfcrule1972 says...

They’re creepy and they’re kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They’re all together ooky,
Gary and Gemma Numan!

From: http://starcasm.net/
archives/21248

Now they are off to Santa Monica, I think they will fit in just fine...
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re all together ooky, Gary and Gemma Numan! From: http://starcasm.net/ archives/21248 Now they are off to Santa Monica, I think they will fit in just fine... lfcrule1972
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1:54am Wed 24 Aug 11

mickage says...

He could have just said he's leaving because Waldron is stultifyingly boring and and Santa Monica will be so much more fun, with more sun and L.A. energy and you can fly back & visit England a couple of times a year for old times sake.
Plus those horrible little grubby English chavs are disgusting. He won't have any contact with people like that in santa Monica.
He could have just said he's leaving because Waldron is stultifyingly boring and and Santa Monica will be so much more fun, with more sun and L.A. energy and you can fly back & visit England a couple of times a year for old times sake. Plus those horrible little grubby English chavs are disgusting. He won't have any contact with people like that in santa Monica. mickage
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3:44am Wed 24 Aug 11

MuammarQaddafi says...

mickage wrote:
He could have just said he's leaving because Waldron is stultifyingly boring and and Santa Monica will be so much more fun, with more sun and L.A. energy and you can fly back & visit England a couple of times a year for old times sake.
Plus those horrible little grubby English chavs are disgusting. He won't have any contact with people like that in santa Monica.
No, but he might become a neighbour of Christian Bale, who is known to have a short way with wallies.
[quote][p][bold]mickage[/bold] wrote: He could have just said he's leaving because Waldron is stultifyingly boring and and Santa Monica will be so much more fun, with more sun and L.A. energy and you can fly back & visit England a couple of times a year for old times sake. Plus those horrible little grubby English chavs are disgusting. He won't have any contact with people like that in santa Monica.[/p][/quote]No, but he might become a neighbour of Christian Bale, who is known to have a short way with wallies. MuammarQaddafi
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5:50pm Thu 25 Aug 11

I thought says...

SaudiMail wrote:
Archer Maggott wrote:
Mullet Man wrote:
A simpler solution for him would be to sleep in his vehicle if is biggest hit was anything to go by, as he very clearly stated "here in my car, I feel safest of all"
What he actually said was:


Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It's the only way to live
In cars

Here in my car
I can only receive
I can listen to you
It keeps me stable for days
In cars


Here in my car
Where the image breaks down
Will you visit me please?
If I open my door
In cars


Here in my car
I know I've started to think
About leaving tonight
Although nothing seems right
In cars

Here in my car
I see order break down
So I'm leaving this town
for Santa Monica
In cars
So literacy isn't his strong point.
Love the last verse!
[quote][p][bold]SaudiMail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Archer Maggott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mullet Man[/bold] wrote: A simpler solution for him would be to sleep in his vehicle if is biggest hit was anything to go by, as he very clearly stated "here in my car, I feel safest of all"[/p][/quote]What he actually said was: Here in my car I feel safest of all I can lock all my doors It's the only way to live In cars Here in my car I can only receive I can listen to you It keeps me stable for days In cars Here in my car Where the image breaks down Will you visit me please? If I open my door In cars Here in my car I know I've started to think About leaving tonight Although nothing seems right In cars Here in my car I see order break down So I'm leaving this town for Santa Monica In cars[/p][/quote]So literacy isn't his strong point.[/p][/quote]Love the last verse! I thought
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10:47pm Thu 25 Aug 11

Bladesboy Returns says...

hubby wrote:
Bladesboy Returns wrote:
hubby wrote: He didn't have to move to the US.France,Spain,Ital y,Norway,Sweden etc etc are all countries where family values are far more important than in the UK. I chose Spain when my kids were seven.They are now 16,speak three languages and have grown up to respect their elders,the law and their teachers. They may well have been the same had we stayed and they had gone to Longhill.I can't prove oyherwise of course.From what I have seen and heard though we did the right thing.
Lets hope their 'learned' skills are stronger than yours.
Yours are so good you repeated yourself.LOL.

I suppose another option would have been Tideway.That bastion of education and etiquette.
Spanish children are far,far better behaved and have much better manners than British thugs.
My experience is ten years living in Spain.I am guessing that yours is ten minutes at a bus stop near to Churchill Square.
If life is so good in Spain then why are you trying to remain in contact with the life, I presume, you wanted to leave behind?

Interestingly, I have property in Spain and simply let it, rather than use it - not a great investment based on recent market movements - however I would rather enjoy good old Brighton and don't find the need to contribute inane comments on to the Spanish web sites.

I travel extensively for pleasure purposes and you remind me of some of the people I met recently in Oz, who found that since emigrating from the UK the grass was not greener.

Perhaps you should review your life, however in the interim, why don't you find an online forum where your comments may be useful?
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bladesboy Returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: He didn't have to move to the US.France,Spain,Ital y,Norway,Sweden etc etc are all countries where family values are far more important than in the UK. I chose Spain when my kids were seven.They are now 16,speak three languages and have grown up to respect their elders,the law and their teachers. They may well have been the same had we stayed and they had gone to Longhill.I can't prove oyherwise of course.From what I have seen and heard though we did the right thing.[/p][/quote]Lets hope their 'learned' skills are stronger than yours.[/p][/quote]Yours are so good you repeated yourself.LOL. I suppose another option would have been Tideway.That bastion of education and etiquette. Spanish children are far,far better behaved and have much better manners than British thugs. My experience is ten years living in Spain.I am guessing that yours is ten minutes at a bus stop near to Churchill Square.[/p][/quote]If life is so good in Spain then why are you trying to remain in contact with the life, I presume, you wanted to leave behind? Interestingly, I have property in Spain and simply let it, rather than use it - not a great investment based on recent market movements - however I would rather enjoy good old Brighton and don't find the need to contribute inane comments on to the Spanish web sites. I travel extensively for pleasure purposes and you remind me of some of the people I met recently in Oz, who found that since emigrating from the UK the grass was not greener. Perhaps you should review your life, however in the interim, why don't you find an online forum where your comments may be useful? Bladesboy Returns
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11:57pm Thu 25 Aug 11

I thought says...

I find myself singing CARS! at random moments since reading this and the comments and even that made up last line..
In Santa-a-moni CAR Do Do Dodo DO DO

I must go for a Drive tomorrow..
I find myself singing CARS! at random moments since reading this and the comments and even that made up last line.. In Santa-a-moni CAR Do Do Dodo DO DO I must go for a Drive tomorrow.. I thought
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10:07am Fri 26 Aug 11

papa_melons says...

I thought wrote:
I find myself singing CARS! at random moments since reading this and the comments and even that made up last line..
In Santa-a-moni CAR Do Do Dodo DO DO

I must go for a Drive tomorrow..
alternatively, step away from the hallucinogenics
[quote][p][bold]I thought[/bold] wrote: I find myself singing CARS! at random moments since reading this and the comments and even that made up last line.. In Santa-a-moni CAR Do Do Dodo DO DO I must go for a Drive tomorrow..[/p][/quote]alternatively, step away from the hallucinogenics papa_melons
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11:57pm Fri 26 Aug 11

pebble counter says...

On this crowded island, we really only need the people that want to stay and make an improvement to the place, rather than those insistent on slagging it off. But, thanks for the music, still sounds good, and see you in a couple of months when you realise what you've done.
On this crowded island, we really only need the people that want to stay and make an improvement to the place, rather than those insistent on slagging it off. But, thanks for the music, still sounds good, and see you in a couple of months when you realise what you've done. pebble counter
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11:57pm Fri 26 Aug 11

pebble counter says...

On this crowded island, we really only need the people that want to stay and make an improvement to the place, rather than those insistent on slagging it off. But, thanks for the music, still sounds good, and see you in a couple of months when you realise what you've done.
On this crowded island, we really only need the people that want to stay and make an improvement to the place, rather than those insistent on slagging it off. But, thanks for the music, still sounds good, and see you in a couple of months when you realise what you've done. pebble counter
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11:37am Tue 30 Aug 11

MPC1000 says...

From his own site:


Is it true you now hate England and want to leave?

No, that’s utter rubbish. I love England and I love being English. I think this has come about from some rather off the mark misquotes being printed when I talked recently about possibly moving to America. I have never been abused in my local high street, which I think one newspaper quoted me as saying, I’ve never had any trouble of any kind since I’ve lived here in Sussex and I’ve been here for many years now. But, I am thinking about moving to America.
I do worry about the way England is changing and, because I love it so much, it’s quite painful to witness some of those changes. We do have something of a thug culture. I see it when I tour and when I travel around the country with the family. Gangs everywhere, roaming the streets drunk and loud, violence and unpleasantness seems to have reached even the quietist country villages and just a gentle walk with your children seems to have an element of uncertainty about it. My wife was recently out with our three young children and was surrounded by a gang of teenagers loudly telling her what they’d like to do to her sexually. It didn’t seem to matter that she was with a 7, 5 and 4 year old, all frightened and upset. This seems a common thing, all over the country. In some places even worse, with beatings and stabbings a daily occurrence.
And then we have the recent riots. It makes us look like a country of ignorant savages, beating up people already injured, pretending to help while stealing their things, hitting old men, killing them. It’s disgusting. Is this the best place to bring up three little girls? Two years ago I wouldn’t have entertained the thought of moving anywhere else but now I’m not so sure.
Added to that I have a career to think about. As I grow older I need to think about what I do with my musical future. A move into film work seems an obvious step in the coming years but in the UK we have no meaningful film industry to speak of. Certainly not one big enough to be able to give me a meaningful career as a music writer for films. So, where does give you the opportunities to consider that as a realistic option?
I have made no firm decision about leaving the UK but the thugs and the riots are helping me towards one. Leaving here would be the hardest thing but it’s not only me I have to consider. I have a family and, to be perfectly honest, I would move them to the moon if I thought it would give them a better life. Everything I do is towards giving them the best life I can. If I see somewhere that seems safer, happier and will give them a better life than the UK, I’l take them there if I possibly can.
From his own site: Is it true you now hate England and want to leave? No, that’s utter rubbish. I love England and I love being English. I think this has come about from some rather off the mark misquotes being printed when I talked recently about possibly moving to America. I have never been abused in my local high street, which I think one newspaper quoted me as saying, I’ve never had any trouble of any kind since I’ve lived here in Sussex and I’ve been here for many years now. But, I am thinking about moving to America. I do worry about the way England is changing and, because I love it so much, it’s quite painful to witness some of those changes. We do have something of a thug culture. I see it when I tour and when I travel around the country with the family. Gangs everywhere, roaming the streets drunk and loud, violence and unpleasantness seems to have reached even the quietist country villages and just a gentle walk with your children seems to have an element of uncertainty about it. My wife was recently out with our three young children and was surrounded by a gang of teenagers loudly telling her what they’d like to do to her sexually. It didn’t seem to matter that she was with a 7, 5 and 4 year old, all frightened and upset. This seems a common thing, all over the country. In some places even worse, with beatings and stabbings a daily occurrence. And then we have the recent riots. It makes us look like a country of ignorant savages, beating up people already injured, pretending to help while stealing their things, hitting old men, killing them. It’s disgusting. Is this the best place to bring up three little girls? Two years ago I wouldn’t have entertained the thought of moving anywhere else but now I’m not so sure. Added to that I have a career to think about. As I grow older I need to think about what I do with my musical future. A move into film work seems an obvious step in the coming years but in the UK we have no meaningful film industry to speak of. Certainly not one big enough to be able to give me a meaningful career as a music writer for films. So, where does give you the opportunities to consider that as a realistic option? I have made no firm decision about leaving the UK but the thugs and the riots are helping me towards one. Leaving here would be the hardest thing but it’s not only me I have to consider. I have a family and, to be perfectly honest, I would move them to the moon if I thought it would give them a better life. Everything I do is towards giving them the best life I can. If I see somewhere that seems safer, happier and will give them a better life than the UK, I’l take them there if I possibly can. MPC1000
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7:32am Wed 31 Aug 11

*Kitty* says...

I'm really sad that Gary is leaving the UK. It is unbelievable that people would make comments on this website about Gary when they know nothing about him. For those of you who don't know, he is still making music today and releases a new album next week and still has a huge following. I don't believe for one minute America offers what Gary is looking for, but I too believe the manners of English people are diminishing fast. We need decent people like Gary to stay in England to bring up well behaved children in the hope that society may one day be back to where it should be. Love you, Gary!
I'm really sad that Gary is leaving the UK. It is unbelievable that people would make comments on this website about Gary when they know nothing about him. For those of you who don't know, he is still making music today and releases a new album next week and still has a huge following. I don't believe for one minute America offers what Gary is looking for, but I too believe the manners of English people are diminishing fast. We need decent people like Gary to stay in England to bring up well behaved children in the hope that society may one day be back to where it should be. Love you, Gary! *Kitty*
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4:15pm Wed 31 Aug 11

I thought says...

MPC1000 wrote:
From his own site:


Is it true you now hate England and want to leave?

No, that’s utter rubbish. I love England and I love being English. I think this has come about from some rather off the mark misquotes being printed when I talked recently about possibly moving to America. I have never been abused in my local high street, which I think one newspaper quoted me as saying, I’ve never had any trouble of any kind since I’ve lived here in Sussex and I’ve been here for many years now. But, I am thinking about moving to America.
I do worry about the way England is changing and, because I love it so much, it’s quite painful to witness some of those changes. We do have something of a thug culture. I see it when I tour and when I travel around the country with the family. Gangs everywhere, roaming the streets drunk and loud, violence and unpleasantness seems to have reached even the quietist country villages and just a gentle walk with your children seems to have an element of uncertainty about it. My wife was recently out with our three young children and was surrounded by a gang of teenagers loudly telling her what they’d like to do to her sexually. It didn’t seem to matter that she was with a 7, 5 and 4 year old, all frightened and upset. This seems a common thing, all over the country. In some places even worse, with beatings and stabbings a daily occurrence.
And then we have the recent riots. It makes us look like a country of ignorant savages, beating up people already injured, pretending to help while stealing their things, hitting old men, killing them. It’s disgusting. Is this the best place to bring up three little girls? Two years ago I wouldn’t have entertained the thought of moving anywhere else but now I’m not so sure.
Added to that I have a career to think about. As I grow older I need to think about what I do with my musical future. A move into film work seems an obvious step in the coming years but in the UK we have no meaningful film industry to speak of. Certainly not one big enough to be able to give me a meaningful career as a music writer for films. So, where does give you the opportunities to consider that as a realistic option?
I have made no firm decision about leaving the UK but the thugs and the riots are helping me towards one. Leaving here would be the hardest thing but it’s not only me I have to consider. I have a family and, to be perfectly honest, I would move them to the moon if I thought it would give them a better life. Everything I do is towards giving them the best life I can. If I see somewhere that seems safer, happier and will give them a better life than the UK, I’l take them there if I possibly can.
Excellent post, in the Good Ol Days (and indeed in Newspapers) They would have contacted Mr Numan to ascertain whether this story was true or an Anna (complete tosh..) as it is known or even LOOMES (As above but poorly written and so wide of the mark as to be surreal) before printing. Alas! Those days (for the Argus) are long gone..

The Argus,, Do not read it you are uninformed

Read it you are misinformed.
[quote][p][bold]MPC1000[/bold] wrote: From his own site: Is it true you now hate England and want to leave? No, that’s utter rubbish. I love England and I love being English. I think this has come about from some rather off the mark misquotes being printed when I talked recently about possibly moving to America. I have never been abused in my local high street, which I think one newspaper quoted me as saying, I’ve never had any trouble of any kind since I’ve lived here in Sussex and I’ve been here for many years now. But, I am thinking about moving to America. I do worry about the way England is changing and, because I love it so much, it’s quite painful to witness some of those changes. We do have something of a thug culture. I see it when I tour and when I travel around the country with the family. Gangs everywhere, roaming the streets drunk and loud, violence and unpleasantness seems to have reached even the quietist country villages and just a gentle walk with your children seems to have an element of uncertainty about it. My wife was recently out with our three young children and was surrounded by a gang of teenagers loudly telling her what they’d like to do to her sexually. It didn’t seem to matter that she was with a 7, 5 and 4 year old, all frightened and upset. This seems a common thing, all over the country. In some places even worse, with beatings and stabbings a daily occurrence. And then we have the recent riots. It makes us look like a country of ignorant savages, beating up people already injured, pretending to help while stealing their things, hitting old men, killing them. It’s disgusting. Is this the best place to bring up three little girls? Two years ago I wouldn’t have entertained the thought of moving anywhere else but now I’m not so sure. Added to that I have a career to think about. As I grow older I need to think about what I do with my musical future. A move into film work seems an obvious step in the coming years but in the UK we have no meaningful film industry to speak of. Certainly not one big enough to be able to give me a meaningful career as a music writer for films. So, where does give you the opportunities to consider that as a realistic option? I have made no firm decision about leaving the UK but the thugs and the riots are helping me towards one. Leaving here would be the hardest thing but it’s not only me I have to consider. I have a family and, to be perfectly honest, I would move them to the moon if I thought it would give them a better life. Everything I do is towards giving them the best life I can. If I see somewhere that seems safer, happier and will give them a better life than the UK, I’l take them there if I possibly can.[/p][/quote]Excellent post, in the Good Ol Days (and indeed in Newspapers) They would have contacted Mr Numan to ascertain whether this story was true or an Anna (complete tosh..) as it is known or even LOOMES (As above but poorly written and so wide of the mark as to be surreal) before printing. Alas! Those days (for the Argus) are long gone.. The Argus,, Do not read it you are uninformed Read it you are misinformed. I thought
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9:57am Fri 2 Sep 11

Kemptownist says...

Errr, well he won't find any yobs there then...! See ya Gazzz!! LOL
Errr, well he won't find any yobs there then...! See ya Gazzz!! LOL Kemptownist
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9:57am Fri 2 Sep 11

Kemptownist says...

Errr, well he won't find any yobs there then...! See ya Gazzz!! LOL
Errr, well he won't find any yobs there then...! See ya Gazzz!! LOL Kemptownist
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