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Posted By: Richard Mellish
10-Jan-21 - 05:26 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio4 - Morpurgo's Folk Journeys
Subject: RE: BBC Radio4 - Morpurgo's Folk Journeys
> you are missing the point entirely, richard, what the speaker is meaning, is that people had to leave ireland to emigrate

I did understand that point. What I am complaining about was the sloppy reference to "the UK". You can't migrate to "the UK" if you already live in the UK, as the inhabitants of Ireland did at that time. The migration was to Britain (and other countries).