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Southerners - Could You Live Up North?

There have been endless attempts by governments to get the Northern economy going again post-industrialisation. But there is an endless brain drain of people moving to the South. At the same time, well qualified people from the South don't want to move up north.

It's hard to know what to do. The South East is turning into a concrete jungle, with impossibly over-priced housing and shortage of land. At the same time, people won't move up north! Why not? The weather? The culture? The people?

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Reply 1
I was born in the North, moved to the South at the age of 7, and back North at 18. I couldn't live in the South again now. :p:
Reply 2
The south is like a different country compared to the North.. it's very different, but the south seems alot more 'English' and cleaner than the North, but the people are bastards and rude.
Reply 3
North Wales, yes... for a while at least.

Cheshire, maybe briefly.

The Lake District, again briefly.

Anywhere else north of the Midlands: no.

Then again... the whole country is basically dire.
Reply 4
I moved up north when i was 13, to Leeds, and its alright, but I can't wait to head back down south to be honest
Reply 5
i could live in the lake district or somewhere like that. ive never really been up north so i cant really comment but im pretty sure i prefer it down here.
Well im from the South (Kent), was born in London, i do much prefare it down here, but Im moving to Preston in Sept tbh i dont reckon there will be much of a difference, but only time will tell :redface:
I will be moving there soon! I don't mind it, I'm initially from the South, lived in the East most of my childhood (yay!) and now in the South again but I find Portsmouth very similar to the north actually :P But yeah relatives in the North (Yorkshire and Liverpool and north Wales) so I go there a lot. It's not the weather, and I actually find the people moa friendly from the North! So...yes, I could definitely live there.

Side note though, why are all the people (apart from those Industrial Cybergoths who are invaribly from London) on Snog Marry Avoid from the North?
Reply 8
crazylemon
I could just about cope with Bath, about as north as I could live.
Maybe one of the national parks but thats it.

The north is not a place for a cornishmen


I will second this! The north is not a place for a cornish girl :smile:

I intend on staying in Devon and Cornwall my whole life, simply because I would hate to live anywhere else. I hate big scary cities and the people up north are so, so different!

The only down side to living here is the large amount of tourists all year round!
Mick Travis
There have been endless attempts by governments to get the Northern economy going again post-industrialisation. But there is an endless brain drain of people moving to the South. At the same time, well qualified people from the South don't want to move up north.

It's hard to know what to do. The South East is turning into a concrete jungle, with impossibly over-priced housing and shortage of land. At the same time, people won't move up north! Why not? The weather? The culture? The people?


just what is wrong with the weather, the culture and/or the people?! I've lived in Leeds all my life and have been on a few holidays to Cornwall. Southerners (mainly Londoners) are without a doubt the rudest most snobby people I have ever met - and usually without reason!! I mean how much longer does it really take to say excuse me/please/thankyou, or just have common courtesy (sp?) ?!

granted, many southerners are completely lovely people, but those rude people tarnish you're whole repuation and you would be lucky to live in the North!

sorry, rant over ha! just as my parting saying - manners don't cost a penny but are worth a fortune! haha! sorry, ill stop now lol! xxx
Reply 10
punktopia
North Wales, yes... for a while at least.

Cheshire, maybe briefly.

The Lake District, again briefly.

Anywhere else north of the Midlands: no.

Then again... the whole country is basically dire.


What's wrong up north?
no, its just so nice down south, born down here, always want to live down here, (by the seaside :smile:)
Hell no! I'm (hopefully) going to UEA next year, does that count as northern? (it's Norwich)
Reply 13
yeah and get a blop of Flem in my eye every time I talk to a scouse, errrr no thanks.
Reply 14
All of us Northerners are on the blink of suicide, if only we weren't the scum of England and more like those Southerners.
Reply 15
The north is not a place for a cornishmen

I will second this! The north is not a place for a cornish girl


As a Devon girl I feel i should hate you both out of principle :p:

however I agree with you both :smile: although snow is appealing I quite like the South.

North for Uni and then back me thinks.
I could live there, but I rather like the south - if we're talking England, that is.
A Stranger in Moscow
Side note though, why are all the people (apart from those Industrial Cybergoths who are invaribly from London) on Snog Marry Avoid from the North?


And Jeremy Kyle lol.

And I saw that weird cybergoth lady!! She wasn't as bad as the Scottish boy with the makeup problems ha ha.
Reply 18
I aim to move from South to North...
They don't have Waitrose.. :no:

I probably could survive though, for instance property and things generally are cheaper up north.

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