North a separate country

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North a separate country

Postby Pstotto » Tue May 07, 2019 1:26 pm

I think the North of England should be a separate country. How much does the tax man get and how much does he use the cash in the north? The south has a different mandate, they don't care for the north.

If I were politically motivated I would pursue the matter further. Where to draw the line? Under Licolnshire, Staffs,, Shropshire and Notts.?"

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Re: North a separate country

Postby Middle-agedClaret » Tue May 07, 2019 1:37 pm

I’d draw the line under your post...
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Re: North a separate country

Postby Bosscat » Tue May 07, 2019 1:40 pm

Pstotto wrote:I think the North of England should be a separate country. How much does the tax man get and how much does he use the cash in the north? The south has a different mandate, they don't care for the north.

If I were politically motivated I would pursue the matter further. Where to draw the line? Under Licolnshire, Staffs,, Shropshire and Notts.?"

Stick to art Pstotto politicking aint your thing

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Re: North a separate country

Postby tim_noone » Tue May 07, 2019 1:50 pm

Middle-agedClaret wrote:I’d draw the line under your post...

:lol: :lol: Lmao!

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Re: North a separate country

Postby thatdberight » Tue May 07, 2019 2:30 pm

Bosscat wrote:Stick to art Pstotto politicking aint your thing


Is there a third option?

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Re: North a separate country

Postby tim_noone » Tue May 07, 2019 2:44 pm

thatdberight wrote:Is there a third option?

BREXIT ?

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Re: North a separate country

Postby IanMcL » Tue May 07, 2019 3:10 pm

Pstotto wrote:I think the North of England should be a separate country. How much does the tax man get and how much does he use the cash in the north? The south has a different mandate, they don't care for the north.

If I were politically motivated I would pursue the matter further. Where to draw the line? Under Licolnshire, Staffs,, Shropshire and Notts.?"

There is a lot to be said for proper regional government.

It would assist Ireland, Wales and Scotland, too.

It is England which has the issues, which need addressing and this could be the way.
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Re: North a separate country

Postby Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Tue May 07, 2019 4:03 pm

Let's build a wall!
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Re: North a separate country

Postby bobinho » Tue May 07, 2019 4:07 pm

Being northern isn’t to do with geography, it’s a state of mind.

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Re: North a separate country

Postby jollyjack » Tue May 07, 2019 4:10 pm

Any excuse to get this on again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwtSdJaPCSI
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Re: North a separate country

Postby ZizkovClaret » Tue May 07, 2019 4:38 pm

Very much like Bohemia and Moravia here. (There is also Czech Silesia but that's basically Moria so we leave them to it)

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Re: North a separate country

Postby bfcmik » Tue May 07, 2019 5:12 pm

I think England could easily be divided into 4 regions:
The 'rich as f***' Region (London and the home counties + East Anglia),
The 'doing OK thank you very much' Region (Midlands + South),
The 'Oooo Arrr' Region (South West + Southern Marches)
The 'We get knocked down but we get up again' Region (Anywhere not included above)

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Re: North a separate country

Postby LoveCurryPies » Tue May 07, 2019 8:05 pm

Of course if you visit London you will see those driving round in Bentleys and Ferraris, and see the affluence in Chelsea and Knightsbridge and Hampstead.

But there is real poverty in many parts of London and the surrounding areas. Property prices and rents mean many are living hand to mouth. Credit card debt is keeping many people afloat....for the moment.

The North has much to be enjoyed. We’re surrounded by incredible countryside...the Pennines, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.
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Re: North a separate country

Postby tim_noone » Tue May 07, 2019 8:39 pm

LoveCurryPies wrote:Of course if you visit London you will see those driving round in Bentleys and Ferraris, and see the affluence in Chelsea and Knightsbridge and Hampstead.

But there is real poverty in many parts of London and the surrounding areas. Property prices and rents mean many are living hand to mouth. Credit card debt is keeping many people afloat....for the moment.

The North has much to be enjoyed. We’re surrounded by incredible countryside...the Pennines, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

Spot on....though TBH I've seen more Ferraris in Brierfield and nelson :D

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Re: North a separate country

Postby Pstotto » Tue May 07, 2019 9:01 pm

The Magnificent Seven gather a posse against the Pstotto! :-)

I HATE POLITICS. I HATE RELIGION. I HATE ANY DISCOURSE TO DO WITH RACE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY.

If the country were run properly and sorted I WOULDN'T HAVE TO MAKE THE POST.

I'd rather do other things to be honest...
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Re: North a separate country

Postby Hedontplayforyou » Tue May 07, 2019 9:10 pm

We can have our very own Game of thrones type relationships. Dyche can be the warden of the north, we can let the mackems and the geordies protect us as the nights watch to make sure None of those pesky battered sausage eating White Walkers make it down here. Then when we get a bit bored, March down on to the capital on the back of our dragons and blast the living **** out of them. That what you had in mind?

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Re: North a separate country

Postby Pstotto » Tue May 07, 2019 9:17 pm

... The last bit OK.

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Re: North a separate country

Postby Bop » Tue May 07, 2019 10:28 pm

Where does the north begin though?

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Re: North a separate country

Postby conyoviejo » Tue May 07, 2019 10:40 pm

Bop wrote:Where does the north begin though?


Well the middle of the U.K is Dunsop Bridge so I assume somewhere above that .
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Re: North a separate country

Postby tim_noone » Wed May 08, 2019 12:01 am

Bop wrote:Where does the north begin though?

Devon...

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Re: North a separate country

Postby Garnerssoap » Wed May 08, 2019 12:07 am

London’s a shithole I want to go home.

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Re: North a separate country

Postby tim_noone » Wed May 08, 2019 12:35 am

Garnerssoap wrote:London’s a shithole I want to go home.

The man who tires of London tires of Life... You know that. London's a fantastic Place.
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Re: North a separate country

Postby Garnerssoap » Wed May 08, 2019 7:18 am

It’s not. It’s a shithole

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Re: North a separate country

Postby 7decades » Wed May 08, 2019 7:47 am

Everyone knows the north starts beyond Watford

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Re: North a separate country

Postby nil_desperandum » Wed May 08, 2019 8:10 am

bfcmik wrote:I think England could easily be divided into 4 regions:
The 'rich as f***' Region (London and the home counties + East Anglia),
The 'doing OK thank you very much' Region (Midlands + South),
The 'Oooo Arrr' Region (South West + Southern Marches)
The 'We get knocked down but we get up again' Region (Anywhere not included above)


There are many v affluent (and stunningly beautiful) areas in the north - some not far from us.

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Re: North a separate country

Postby thatdberight » Wed May 08, 2019 8:36 am

nil_desperandum wrote:There are many v affluent (and stunningly beautiful) areas in the north - some not far from us.


And some very deprived areas in the SE / East Anglia...

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Re: North a separate country

Postby Bosscat » Wed May 08, 2019 9:13 am

Bop wrote:Where does the north begin though?

The Equator :roll:
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Re: North a separate country

Postby Foshiznik » Wed May 08, 2019 12:12 pm

As a resident of the City of Bristol within the South West quarter of England, I must stress that collectively, as well as individually, we are anything but the same as Londoners in your derogatory use of the term "Southerners".

I would suggest that the Westcountry has more in common with the North than the South East of England.

Yours,

Foshiznik

South West England Spokesperson.


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