There are always going to be areas that grow quicker than others, and I daresay in most countries, this is the capital as well. It's not like the other areas aren't growing.
It's all relative anyway.
it's pretty much the same. the government can change legislation and drown the country in propaganda, but they can't change people!
No division can be done this way.
Well i don't see what regional prosperity has to do with the North/South divide. There's some very expensive places to live up here as well as down south. Likewise there are some very poor places up here as well as down South.
In my opinion, you'd have to be either very snobbish or very bitter to believe that there is a N/S divide, I think it's pretty much gone by today's standards. Sure light hearted rivalry is still around ie. 'Those Bloody Southerners.' Nothing nasty of course.
It doesn't help though when you get toss pots like Michael Winner saying (On the topic that Yorkshire folk are the friendliest in Britain) 'Of course they're friendly, they're too thick to offend anyone.'
And Esure Sucks.
The only divide that exists in Britain is that between rich and poor.
North and south divide? Cornwall is one of the poorest region in the entire UK along with many regions in Greater London.
^^ What is your point there? I'm trying say that just because the South East and London is growing more rapidly, it doesn't mean that the entire south is the same (Cornwall has a population of 500,000). There is also Greater London which I mentioned as well which makes up a huge propotion of the South's population.
Anyone else notice that the BBC often asks questions in HYS that are questions of fact not opinion?
"Is the North-South divide getting bigger?" How the hell will any member of the public know? Get the relevant figures and find out. Perhaps the question should have been "Do you think the divide is getting bigger?" or some other stupid question in which opinions are given more import than the actual facts.
It really is all relative.
However wealthy people in the North have a much better standard of living because of lower house prices.
some suburbs, others not. In the suburbs with crime etc the house prices will be lower.
A desirable area results in higher house prices. there is undeniable causality between standard of living and house prices.