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#1 gingerjon

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:38 PM

Kelvin Mackenzie, liar and scumbag, finds time from not being prosecuted for being an odious ###### of a human being, to write in the Telegraph about how the poor south needs some proper representation for all its taxation:

Here's his splurge of wnak
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#2 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

He may be polemic but there is a degree of truth in what he says. People in the South East do work longer hours and commuting is crappy. The quality of life is terrible in that part of the world unless you happen to be a loaded jorno / editor that is.

We're much better off in the north really.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

He may be polemic but there is a degree of truth in what he says. People in the South East do work longer hours and commuting is crappy. The quality of life is terrible in that part of the world unless you happen to be a loaded jorno / editor that is.

We're much better off in the north really.

Why don't they move then?
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

If it means we never have to see or hear of that obnoxious twunt Mckenzie ever again then I'm in.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

Why don't they move then?


Too many people in the south east have never been to "the norf" and have a very stereotyped view of what it is like and yet northern towns often do very well when there are surveys of the best places to live in the UK. They are to be pitied.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

No, honestly, its far better in the south...I'm talking Surrey Hills, Guildford, Farnham, Godalming, Petersfield, ..yes it is really...overall, better weather, better pubs, smarter wimmin, higher pay, better jobs, better restaurants and so much more ...but beer is so much more expensive. round here, Bombadier is £2.80 as is Batemans. All pub furniture round here is dark brown, as is the paintwork and the sticky carpets. round here they are full off old people, too.

in the sarf, roads are packed with aggressive drivers, company cars, too may traffic jams, rude people, union fans....

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

Why don't they move then?


Because it's grim

#8 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

No, honestly, its far better in the south...I'm talking Surrey Hills, Guildford, Farnham, Godalming, Petersfield, ..yes it is really...overall, better weather, better pubs, smarter wimmin, higher pay, better jobs, better restaurants and so much more ...


Yeah but 95% of the South East is more like Upminster than Surrey Hills.

#9 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

Because it's grim


It bluddy isn't. The north is a far nicer place than the south east, thank God I escaped at age 6 months!

I like the south west though.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

The M25 corridor is hell on earth. Each and every dreary town I've ever visited around there is far grimmer than anything in the north. They are all concrete covered wastelands, choking beneath a fog of perma-pollution.

And that's before you get me started on what passes for beer (what I pass passes for beer more convincingly).
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

The M25 corridor is hell on earth. Each and every dreary town I've ever visited around there is far grimmer than anything in the north. They are all concrete covered wastelands, choking beneath a fog of perma-pollution.

And that's before you get me started on what passes for beer (what I pass passes for beer more convincingly).

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#12 JohnM

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

Another area where the South leads is the school run. It is far bigger, fare more congestive, far more inconsiderate and exceeds even the Alderley Edge version

Edited by JohnM, 03 December 2012 - 08:45 PM.


#13 gingerjon

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

The quality of life is terrible in that part of the world unless you happen to be a loaded


You really do make me chuckle with your sweeping ignorance.
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#14 gingerjon

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:15 PM

The M25 corridor is hell on earth. Each and every dreary town I've ever visited around there is far grimmer than anything in the north. They are all concrete covered wastelands, choking beneath a fog of perma-pollution.

And that's before you get me started on what passes for beer (what I pass passes for beer more convincingly).


We looked at moving to Slough once. I quite liked the place.
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#15 gingerjon

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

Another area where the South leads is the school run. It is far bigger, fare more congestive, far more inconsiderate and exceeds even the Alderley Edge version


This is probably true although in my village(*) most kids walk to school.

(* Officially (**) Britain's most desireable.)

(** By official, I mean Channel 5 says so.)
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#16 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

You really do make me chuckle with your sweeping ignorance.


Half my family come from there, I was born there and I lived there for years (in more than one location) both in London and outside London.

If you to call that ignorance then be my guest.

#17 gingerjon

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

Half my family come from there, I was born there and I lived there for years (in more than one location) both in London and outside London.

If you to call that ignorance then be my guest.


But you escaped age 6 months? Are you Doctor Who?

I've lived in the southeast for more than a decade, commute every day, never been loaded and think my life is pretty damn fine.

I wouldn't presume to generalise about everyone down here based on my own or my friends' experiences only.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

The quality of life is terrible in that part of the world unless you happen to be a loaded jorno / editor that is.

You really do make me chuckle with your sweeping ignorance.


For once I'm going to agree with NS here. Life in the south east seemed to me to be bereft of any kind of community spirit or reaching out to other people. The cost of living is hideously expensive and I was surrounded by David Brent style ######s. Give me the north any day.
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#19 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

But you escaped age 6 months? Are you Doctor Who?

I've lived in the southeast for more than a decade, commute every day, never been loaded and think my life is pretty damn fine.

I wouldn't presume to generalise about everyone down here based on my own or my friends' experiences only.


Like I say I've got loads of family in the South East and I visited it every year as a child and spent years living there. If you are living in one of the nicest villages in the home counties in commuting distance of London then you must be loaded because otherwise you could not afford it. House prices and rent are simply insane.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:50 PM

When I go back north and go shopping in Rochdale, I have to confess I do not suddenly think 'wow, I should move back, the quality of life looks amazing'. I'm usually trying to avoid the gangs of tracksuit wearing youths and the general feeling of depression.
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