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Which city would be the capital city if London was not the capital watch

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    Clearly Plymouth.

    Maybe Salisbury? It used to be the capital (I think)
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    (Original post by monstar)
    well maybe because they are not in England you utter mong:rolleyes:
    the thread title doesnt mention anything about it being specialised to England. London after all is the capital of England and the United Kingdom


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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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    (Original post by 4G_dollars)
    1) A dumping ground for asians
    2) They don't have a Habitat store
    3) They are not that important enough
    4) No one has heard of B'ham or Bradford unless you live in the UK
    5)They are just ugly.
    Ohh, so you're being sarcastic about the whole Birmingham is **** thing? Well, you must be because no human being could be idiotic enough to count any of the five examples you gave above as logical reasons.

    By the sound of things, you just don't like Asian people and have assumed that all people that live in Birmingham are Asian...clever clever clever.
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    (Original post by CrookedLegs)
    Ohh, so you're being sarcastic about the whole Birmingham is **** thing? Well, you must be because no human being could be idiotic enough to count any of the five examples you gave above as logical reasons.

    By the sound of things, you just don't like Asian people and have assumed that all people that live in Birmingham are Asian...clever clever clever.
    I am asian myself.
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    Edinburgh!
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    (Original post by 4G_dollars)
    I am asian myself.
    Fascinating...what about your other four points then? No one has heard of Birmingham outside of the UK? Are you feeling alright?
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    York - Small and old I know, but was the original capital of England and it is relativly central.
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    Sorry OP, I'm on Birmingham, and it's not just because I live there.

    Reasons why:
    Cadbury
    Bullring
    Lots of fairly good football teams nearby (Wolves/Villa/West Brom/Brum, I know you're going to bring up the fact that both Manchester teams are in the Premier League, but still, we have 4 teams to choose from )
    Land Rover
    Birmingham Walk of Fame
    Tolkein
    Ozzy Osbourne
    The twins from Harry Potter were born nearby
    Near to where Lenny Henry and Sam Allardyce were born (Dudley)
    Central location - no North/South divide there.

    And contrary to your opinion, there isn't lots of kids being popped out all the time, and multiculturalism is a good thing.

    I like Manchester as a city, but what does it really have to offer? Aside from two pretty good football teams that is.

    Also, the confusion might be because the Americans have a city called Birmingham in Alabama, don't think they have a Manchester anywhere, as far as I know.
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    (Original post by ajp100688)
    Why do Liverpudlians seem to think this is something to boast about? friggin Cork was capital of culture a few years back and theres **** all in Cork!
    It is definitely something to boast about, it gave Liverpool a lot of attention and investment and is now one of the best cities in the UK thanks to capital of culture, not entirely but it did have a major influence!
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    Manchester.

    Kellogs/ Co-op
    Arndale/Trafford Centre, you could even argue towns such as Stockport, Bury, Bolton, Oldham....which are good for retail
    United, City, even Wigan and Bolton
    Roll Royce, first passenger train etc...
    Oasis, Stone roses, etc...
    Known worldwide other it being footballing city
    Peter Kay, Vernon Kay, Jason Manford, http://www.information-britain.co.uk....php?county=76
    Manchester is essentially a mini-london
    The capital of the North

    Home to the first computer and even the internet
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    (Original post by Tetrahydro)
    Woah, for a minute there, I thought the title read: "White city would be the capital city if London was not the capital".

    Even as a QPR fan, I have to admit, I thought that was a pretty bold statement!
    this made me laugh! + rep for you
    i support qpr as well.
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    (Original post by CrookedLegs)
    Fascinating...what about your other four points then? No one has heard of Birmingham outside of the UK? Are you feeling alright?
    I am feeling alright, thanks. Well apart Asian familes living back home, that connects them with families living in Brum, I don't reckon a lot of people heard of it. On par with Bradford really.
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    Manchester. Easy.
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    (Original post by HpFreak_Amy7192)
    Sorry OP, I'm on Birmingham, and it's not just because I live there.

    Reasons why:
    Cadbury
    Bullring
    Lots of fairly good football teams nearby (Wolves/Villa/West Brom/Brum, I know you're going to bring up the fact that both Manchester teams are in the Premier League, but still, we have 4 teams to choose from )
    Land Rover
    Birmingham Walk of Fame
    Tolkein
    Ozzy Osbourne
    The twins from Harry Potter were born nearby
    Near to where Lenny Henry and Sam Allardyce were born (Dudley)
    Central location - no North/South divide there.

    And contrary to your opinion, there isn't lots of kids being popped out all the time, and multiculturalism is a good thing.

    I like Manchester as a city, but what does it really have to offer? Aside from two pretty good football teams that is.

    Also, the confusion might be because the Americans have a city called Birmingham in Alabama, don't think they have a Manchester anywhere, as far as I know.
    If you are counting wolves and West brom

    then you can count wigan and bolton as manchester teams evening up the premier league club debate
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    Manchester for many, many reasons.
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    Bristol. Much more culture then Birmingham or Gunchester.

    Winchester would be a neutral choice. But there's always the option of annexing Wales - finally, after 700 years - and making it Cardiff.
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    How about bath? i know in terms of population it doesnt compare, but i'd rather tourist saw that than say birmingham or manchester
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    Newcastle
    It would make up for the south ignoring us for the past 500 years!
    And it is by far the best city after London.
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    (Original post by 4G_dollars)
    I am feeling alright, thanks. Well apart Asian familes living back home, that connects them with families living in Brum, I don't reckon a lot of people heard of it. On par with Bradford really.
    Okay I'm bored now. All I'll say is you are an idiot, Birmingham has one of the best economies in the world and is the 2nd city in one of the best known countries in the world...of course people have heard of it.
 
 
 
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