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    (Original post by flypie)
    What a thick, uneducated comment. Check Wikipedia, and you'll see that Birmingham has the second largest economy of any city in the UK; not just the second largest pop.
    Wikipedia is outdated then. Birmingham may have been in the 90s. It is no longer.
    In fact Manchester outperforms Birmingham. Manchester has the second largest economy.
    B'ham is second only in terms of population.They are rolling kids out ten to the dozen in Brum.
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    Manchester.
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    No the capital city could not possible be in the north or the midlands! Ewww are you insane? Oxford maybe?
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    York was the capital of Britannia Inferior, under the Romans, but it's too small to be a capital now.
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    (Original post by 4G_dollars)
    Wikipedia is outdated then. Birmingham may have been in the 90s. It is no longer.
    In fact Manchester outperforms Birmingham. Manchester has the second largest economy.
    B'ham is second only in terms of population.They are rolling kids out ten to the dozen in Brum.
    The source on Wikipedia has Birmingham ahead in 2008, and predicts if to still be ahead in 2025 (Source)

    Birmingham isn't as bad as you think it is.
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    (Original post by domino0806)
    No the capital city could not possible be in the north or the midlands! Ewww are you insane? Oxford maybe?
    Unfortunately a prestigious academic reputation is no substitute for industry and commerce when considering a capital city.
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    (Original post by 4G_dollars)
    Wikipedia is outdated then. Birmingham may have been in the 90s. It is no longer.
    In fact Manchester outperforms Birmingham. Manchester has the second largest economy.
    B'ham is second only in terms of population.They are rolling kids out ten to the dozen in Brum.
    Oh OK, PwC figures from 2008 got it wrong?

    Hmmm, do I trust PwC or some random Northerner? Toughy.
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    (Original post by Jakko247)
    Unfortunately a prestigious academic reputation is no substitute for industry and commerce when considering a capital city.
    Where did I suggest it's due to its academic reputation? It's simply because it's pretty and it's in the south.
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    (Original post by Ben25)
    The source on Wikipedia has Birmingham ahead in 2008, and predicts if to still be ahead in 2025 (Source)

    Birmingham isn't as bad as you think it is.

    Check the GAWc, for world rankings, Manchester is classified as a world city. Every government report suggests Manchester is ahead.
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    Manchester, Edinburgh or Cardiff.
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    (Original post by domino0806)
    Where did I suggest it's due to its academic reputation? It's simply because it's pretty and it's in the south.
    Well that's less of a reason to base a capital city on than the world leading academic prestigiousness Oxford flaunts.
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    (Original post by Jakko247)
    Well that's less of a reason to base a capital city on than the world leading academic prestigiousness Oxford flaunts.
    Basically, one doesn't really want one's capital in a complete dump which it hides from the rest of the world (the North) hence one places one's capital in the South where the humans live.
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    Birmingham or Manchester.
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    Lincoln
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    (Original post by ajp100688)
    I'd argue that point quite heavily, the political and economic core of Britain has always been England, for James to have stayed in Edinburgh and ruled from there would have been akin to Henry VIII ruling from Truro. It's the same reason why William III didn't stay in the Netherlands.
    Truro was never any sort of political centre. As for William, firstly he had quite a few problems in the Netherlands he'd have been happy to leave behind - so personal preference comes into it, as with James - but ultimately I think he was unsure about how the British people would react to what was essentially a foreign-controlled coup. That would have made it unthinkable, politically, for him to have ruled from outside of Britain.
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    Edinburgh...
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    (Original post by domino0806)
    Where did I suggest it's due to its academic reputation? It's simply because it's pretty and it's in the south.
    Manchester has been ranked as 15th in a league ranking investment activity in cities, according to a new study.

    According to an IBM Global Business Services report, the city has more investment projects under way than cities such as Frankfurt, Dublin and Chicago.

    It is the first time the city has been listed in the top 20 and the chief executive of Manchester's inward investment agency, MIDAS, said that his agency had scored some notable successes in attracting new investment to the region.

    “Manchester City Region has enjoyed great success in attracting investment over the past five years with the further investment of the BNY Mellon, Credit Suisse, Google, Nike, Shoosmiths, Premier Foods, SAICA, UK Borders Agency and National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), to name but a few.”

    The agency is due to publish its latest business plan tomorrow, and Sinclair said that the agency could achieve a record year in terms of the investment brought in, which he described as “incredible considering the state of the economy”.

    “The tough economic climate will continue to test our nerve but MIDAS is close to the market and we are gearing up to work even harder to attract the quality, global, investment opportunities.”

    He said the agency planned to bring in more business development managers to attract more investors and to work more closely with foreign-owned businesses with a presence in the city.

    “We're also pioneering new initiatives like the Manchester Business Club - a programme developed in partnership with Manchester Airport to build relations and trade, investment and air routes with five target cities including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Los Angeles and New York.”

    “We will continue to work extremely closely with our partners to improve the Manchester offer to meet the needs of global investors.”

    other sources, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...an-London.html
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    Bristol
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    (Original post by 4G_dollars)
    Manchester has been ranked as 15th in a league ranking investment activity in cities, according to a new study.

    According to an IBM Global Business Services report, the city has more investment projects under way than cities such as Frankfurt, Dublin and Chicago.

    It is the first time the city has been listed in the top 20 and the chief executive of Manchester's inward investment agency, MIDAS, said that his agency had scored some notable successes in attracting new investment to the region.

    “Manchester City Region has enjoyed great success in attracting investment over the past five years with the further investment of the BNY Mellon, Credit Suisse, Google, Nike, Shoosmiths, Premier Foods, SAICA, UK Borders Agency and National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), to name but a few.”

    The agency is due to publish its latest business plan tomorrow, and Sinclair said that the agency could achieve a record year in terms of the investment brought in, which he described as “incredible considering the state of the economy”.

    “The tough economic climate will continue to test our nerve but MIDAS is close to the market and we are gearing up to work even harder to attract the quality, global, investment opportunities.”

    He said the agency planned to bring in more business development managers to attract more investors and to work more closely with foreign-owned businesses with a presence in the city.

    “We're also pioneering new initiatives like the Manchester Business Club - a programme developed in partnership with Manchester Airport to build relations and trade, investment and air routes with five target cities including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Los Angeles and New York.”

    “We will continue to work extremely closely with our partners to improve the Manchester offer to meet the needs of global investors.”

    other sources, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...an-London.html
    Excuse me, do you think I care? It's disgusting and Northern.
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    Birmingham-
    Bull ring
    Industrial revolution
    BSA former largest motorcyling facotry in the world
    More canal miles than venice
    A large amount of parks
    Home to tolkein
    Wiki - Birmingham was the powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution in England, a fact which led to it being known as "the workshop of the world" or the "city of a thousand trades"

    Wiki- In 2007, Birmingham was ranked as the 55th-most livable city in the world and the second most livable in the UK, according to the Mercer Index of worldwide standards of living

    Cadbury for the chocolates
    Land rover factory
    Jaguar
    King edwards schools- one of the best schools by results in the country
    edgsbaston cricket ground

    Some inventions:
    Gas lightnign
    custard powder
    radiography

    home to james watt

    NOW WHICH IS THE 2ND BEST!!

    Long live BIRMINGHAM ....
 
 
 
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