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I'm going to go with NY as the best.

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Only the biggest movie industry in the world...
Record companies? Capitol? And probably countless other things too. Don't be silly.
Right. And that's important in the running and day to day functioning of the country how? Why does that need good rail, road and sea links? Does it matter if that's near the political or economic centres? If we look at the US as a whole, LA is not too important.

Just like Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham are not too important in the UK. Helpful? Yes. Relatively important? Not really.
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I'm going to go with NY as the best.



Right. And that's important in the running and day to day functioning of the country how? Why does that need good rail, road and sea links? Does it matter if that's near the political or economic centres?
Washington's pretty important in running the country, doesn't detract from NY being no.1 does it? My point is about the pull of different places, and most people would acknowledge that America has more contenders vying for no1 than England.
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If we look at the US as a whole, LA is not too important.

Just like Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham are not too important in the UK. Helpful? Yes. Relatively important? Not really.
Rubbish. Course they are important. But Manchester/Birmingham are not to London as LA is to NYC. Thats my point.
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Rubbish. Course they are important. But Manchester/Birmingham are not to London as LA is to NYC. Thats my point.
Do you not understand English? "not too important" means still important but not hugely so, not that they're not important.

I'm pretty sure you're just going at me because of your personal dislike of me...
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he did post ages ago about hating america...
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Do you not understand English? "not too important" means still important but not hugely so, not that they're not important.

I'm pretty sure you're just going at me because of your personal dislike of me...
Nonsense. I'm just refuting your idea that LA isn't a major player in the US.
don't be so over-sensitive.
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Nonsense. I'm just refuting your idea that LA isn't a major player in the US.
don't be so over-sensitive.
I'm not the one who went off in a big huff last time...:rolleyes:
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I'm not the one who went off in a big huff last time...:rolleyes:
Well anyway, if you've reached the limits of your capability for sensible discourse......
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I wasn't the one who started picking on people just because of a personal dislike of them for reasons unknown (well, maybe I have an idea why but ad hom isn't a good debating tactic )
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You've concocted that idea in your eccentric mind Thud. It's quite fallacious.
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;yes; sure it it.
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London has a dominance over the rest of the UK primarily because of its population in my opinion.

UK cities -1st most populated, 2nd most populated cities
1 - London 7.172,052
2 - Birmingham - 965,928

US cities -
1 - New York - 8,250,567
2 - Los Angeles - 3,849,378

Also, around 14% of the UK population live in London. Less than around 3% of the US population live in New York.

London's population, transport links with the rest of the world (Thames, Heathrow), universities, the FTSE, the City and etc etc etc means that it can never be rivaled by any other city in the UK.
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Is it just me that doesn't like the smelly, overcrowded, dirty, congested, busy London?
I hate big, crowded cities in general, so going to London isn't really on my to-do list. Hereford's a tiny city, and I'm used to it. It's not busy, you can walk down the street with a 10 metre clean zone on a busy Saturday (or is that just me?!). I even find the relatively small Canterbury, which friends from London called empty and boring, too hustle and bustle for me.

Yeah, so pissing London and it's pissing tube network that I have to traverse in order to get back home to see my pissing dog every once in a while.

Hate the place.
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loondon ffw haaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhujyyyy yyyyyyyyy,m lollllllll
You're either drunk or RANDOM XD.

OR BOTH, OMG LOLOLO!L<"JH£N
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loondon ffw haaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhujyyyy yyyyyyyyy,m lollllllll
That Alan Carr quote in your sig is quite funny. That man is hilarious lol.
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uI JNOW KLOL xxxxx
Exactly lol. Now go and get some sleep.
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London has a dominance over the rest of the UK primarily because of its population in my opinion.

UK cities -1st most populated, 2nd most populated cities
1 - London 7.172,052
2 - Birmingham - 965,928

US cities -
1 - New York - 8,250,567
2 - Los Angeles - 3,849,378

Also, around 14% of the UK population live in London. Less than around 3% of the US population live in New York.

London's population, transport links with the rest of the world (Thames, Heathrow), universities, the FTSE, the City and etc etc etc means that it can never be rivaled by any other city in the UK.
To be fair the difference is more like:

1 Greater London Urban Area 8,278,251 67
2 West Midlands Urban Area 2,284,093 22
3 Greater Manchester Urban Area 2,240,230

So not too much of a difference...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...United_Kingdom
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To be fair the difference is more like:

1 Greater London Urban Area 8,278,251 67
2 West Midlands Urban Area 2,284,093 22
3 Greater Manchester Urban Area 2,240,230

So not too much of a difference...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...United_Kingdom
I think the figure is more like 11,850,000 for the Greater London Urban area, and 2,555,596 for the West Midlands Urban Area*, so my point stands.

*Figures from Emporis.
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Shifting the balance of population would be nice.
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Sorry about last night guys
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