Northerners and Southerners

Discussion in 'U.K.' started by Joshua Tree, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Remain In Light

    I'm a Southerner and have lived in the South most of my life, apart from 3 years at Uni in York, and a year in Leeds. I've visited a few places in the North since then. Northerners do seem pretty friendly, much more so than those in the South. But then there is the divide where we get all the money and high paid jobs down here, and all the political attention and power as well. I feel over-privileged in my position compared to a lot of people, and I wouldn't say I'm totally comfortable as a Southerner. I can also understand Northerners being resentful of us.

    How do you feel about being a Northerner/Southerner and the other region?
     
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  2. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I too live in the South, but I too had a job for a while in Yorkshire. My experience seems to differ from yours, in that I discovered some very insular people in the North, who had their own little clique and if you were not part of that clique you were excluded.

    I think perhaps you've been walking around with your eyes closed too. There is some deprivation in the South too, did you not notice the large numbers of homeless people huddled in shop doorways before the lock-down ??? Have you not seen the queues outside the emergency food stores (again before the lock-down) ???
     
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  3. Mysteron

    Mysteron Members

    Personally I think this is well over hyped .

    I have no resentment for those living in the South . I do find that we are a friendly bunch in the North on the whole. But like some in the south we have toffs living in parts of Cheshire who tend to be very insular and think they are better than anyone else .

    The biggest difference is property prices . Particularly in parts of London you can pay for a garage probably at the same price a 4 bedroomed house up here. London prices may drop a little now as the emphasis of working from home is here to stay I think .

    To sum up I consider us to be a united country with no room for division.
     
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  4. Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Remain In Light

    Were you in a small town or village in Yorkshire? I can imagine smaller places being more insular.

    I am aware there is deprivation here, I was making a general point that the South is richer than the North overall:

    The Scale of Economic Inequality in the UK | The Equality Trust

    Wealth Spread Between Great Britain's Regions and Nations

    Wealth is also unevenly spread across Great Britain. The South East is the wealthiest of all regions with median household total wealth of £387,400, over twice the amount of wealth in households in the North West (£165,200).

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    Aggregate household wealth by region for 2014-16, ONS: Wealth and Assets Survey, 2018
     
  5. Candy Gal

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    I am a Southerner.
    I find all people lovely.
    I do find some regional accents in Scotland difficult to understand.
     
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  6. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill

    Born and Bread a Northerner, I have also travelled N.E.W.S.
    I have found there is a definite divide (perhaps typified quite well in the GoT series)
    Northerners are passionate about their heritage, and despite the finacial difference in pay and property values are happy with their lot.
    As for cliquie's, that can happen in any area, and pehaps down to the willingness of an individual to adapt, respect and interact with others
    The North is be somewhat tribal Liverpool, - Manchester, - Leeds all in close proximaty, acoss the country have a fierce rivalry against each other but remin steadfast in their pride of geographical status.
    I'm sure that those who reside in the South have similar feelings
     
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  7. Candy Gal

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    I guess maybe you are right about some Southerners Wolfy.
    But as I travel so much, I only say - TIS GRIM UPT NORTH. LOL
     
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  8. cayo

    cayo Members

    What about us inbetweenies who live in the Midlands, just don't which side of the fence to sit on!!
     
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  9. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    You are middle earth folk. xxxx
     
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  10. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill

    Maybe you're just an Inbetweenie = Goodie :)
     
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  11. Scottishdk

    Scottishdk Members

    Pardon!
     
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  12. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Lol did you burp?
     
  13. Scottishdk

    Scottishdk Members

    Funny.
     
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  14. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    mUST have farted. lol
     
  15. Vladimir Illich

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    Depends on whether you're North or South of Watford Gap. If you're North of that, you're a 'foreigner' !!! :wink::laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
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  16. Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Remain In Light

     
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  17. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill

  18. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I do feel for you Northerners.
    You seem to be in a lockdown again.
     
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  19. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    This chart shows up Wales as a hard up place. I have two sisters who live in Abergavenny. My impression of the place is that it is the Henley-on-Thames of Wales. Numerous mansions, prestige cars everywhere you go.
     
  20. Mysteron

    Mysteron Members

    It will be the reverse of the process of the first wave. The first wave was spread South to North

    The 2nd wave appears to be from North to South . The new cases in the Midlands confirms this .
     
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