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Real Desperation In Wales

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Feeling particularly gloomy at the moment - my neighbour and friend has moved down to S Coast of England and planning move over to Germany - a mechanic who was having problems with getting paid for his work here.

Then spoke to other neighbour moving away too due to no work.

Being hammered to hell by petrol rises.

Businesses are closing all around here and house prices are tanking. Even if house prices continue falling hard, doesn't mean much if the rural economy collapses completely. Looks like it's doing just that.

To top it all, the sector I thought was doing OK apparently isn't - UK was the only country in W Europe where farm incomes fell last year - and by quite a bit - close to 10%.

Oh dear me.

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Actually, they probably do - give their mates a final spin of the wheel so that they can extract every last penny from their rate mob casino before pissing offshore themselves, leaving joe public with the bill.

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wales will get by just fine. loads of land, hardly any people, sense of community and nationality. everythung the smoke dont got! christ, youve even got you own language!

when TSHTF wales is where i want to be

the language barrier wont be a problen when the meat scavenging londoner has a 12 bore shoved under his nose

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Moved from wales 14 years ago, never moved back. My mum still lives there. Powys is dieing slowly, the life being sucked from it. the smnall shops and markets have ben killed of by your tescos's and sainsburys. The youth leave, investment slows, jobs are culled. each time I go back the town looks quieter. A beautiful and depressing place.

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Friend of mine lives in Carno. Since the Laura Ashley factory closed things have slowly been getting tighter. The factories at Newtown slowly shut down.

For a while English second home owners snapped up new build and older property, but now a lot of it is for sale

Fact is, although its beautiful, once you have lived in even a small town, going back to rural Wales is not appealing.

I have known people who grew up in really remote places, tin shack and a pig type places and although they admit how nice it is there, they would never dream of going back.

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How difficult can it be to take an in-focus photo of a house?

:lol:

Yeah, that's truly unforgiveable, isn't it.

But of course, people don't use cameras any more, they use the back of a mobile or an iThingy.

Worth every penny. Not.

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The ZIRP/QE/Bailout/fraud pigs don't realise what they have done.

They will.

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All around the world people are moving from rural areas towards the mass centers. Wales is so beautiful and rural.. so people are moving one by one to London and surrounding area.

These mass cities have absolute advantages in many areas. Like imagine a biotech company, it cannot locate in a sparsely populated area because the talent pool is not deep enough. And in addition workers do not want to relocate to that sparsely populated area to join the biotech company, because if things go bad at the job they cannot find another nearby.

The same is true for many fields, like architecture, engineering, computer software, marketing, etc..

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All around the world people are moving from rural areas towards the mass centers. Wales is so beautiful and rural.. so people are moving one by one to London and surrounding area.

These mass cities have absolute advantages in many areas. Like imagine a biotech company, it cannot locate in a sparsely populated area because the talent pool is not deep enough. And in addition workers do not want to relocate to that sparsely populated area to join the biotech company, because if things go bad at the job they cannot find another nearby.

The same is true for many fields, like architecture, engineering, computer software, marketing, etc..

There is some report out today naming the 5 cities that will suffer worse in the recession. Liverpool is one but Wales has two cities in that 5 with Swansea and Newport being listed among the worst to suffer.

I am fully expecting asking prices to rise by 20% this week on the back of this news.

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There is some report out today naming the 5 cities that will suffer worse in the recession. Liverpool is one but Wales has two cities in that 5 with Swansea and Newport being listed among the worst to suffer.

I am fully expecting asking prices to rise by 20% this week on the back of this news.

If aa3s logic is correct, then your joke backfires....

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There is some report out today naming the 5 cities that will suffer worse in the recession. Liverpool is one but Wales has two cities in that 5 with Swansea and Newport being listed among the worst to suffer.

I am fully expecting asking prices to rise by 20% this week on the back of this news.

Link please?

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There is some report out today naming the 5 cities that will suffer worse in the recession. Liverpool is one but Wales has two cities in that 5 with Swansea and Newport being listed among the worst to suffer.

I am fully expecting asking prices to rise by 20% this week on the back of this news.

Liverpool is imo one of the worst ran cities in the western world, I've used it as an example of poor leadership.

For example they aggressively kicked out manufacturing plant and pushed the tourism city concept. They were bragging that tourism had become a £600 million industry for their city. Well just one automobile plant can bring revenues of over £2,000 million to a city.

If I was the absolute leader of Wales what I would do is concentrate on just a few industries and become a world center in those areas. For example advanced metallurgy seems a natural fit. So if you are in the UK and your field is metallurgy you would move to Wales to further your career. Luxembourg has steel and banking.

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If aa3s logic is correct, then your joke backfires....

I wasn't joking... I was being serious.

Newport and Swansea set to suffer as badly as any city in UK

Read More http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/01/24/newport-and-swansea-set-to-suffer-as-badly-as-any-city-in-uk-91466-28042179/#ixzz1BwTOdFbZ

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All around the world people are moving from rural areas towards the mass centers.

This is probably the case in China and many other developing countries but can you say the same for industrialised countries too? Especially in this age of super fast communication? I know of a Pharmaceutical co which is in the most rural of areas in west Wales.

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I wasn't joking... I was being serious.

Newport and Swansea set to suffer as badly as any city in UK

Read More http://www.walesonli.../#ixzz1BwTOdFbZ

nah...I meant the bit about the asking prices!!

Im sure Wales is on its knees....we have incurred a bad debt and business is slack for us and our clients....North Essex.

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nah...I meant the bit about the asking prices!!

Im sure Wales is on its knees....we have incurred a bad debt and business is slack for us and our clients....North Essex.

Jobs are scarce in my part of west Wales and pubs are quieter. But 'Wales is on it's knees' I'm not so sure about. To begin with, it's quite a big place with many variations. And also, I don't see the pain which I read about being presumed or even reported here at times. In fact, I've got egg all over my face as I've been telling family and friends that 'the end is nye'.....well almost for quite a while. But we seem to muddle through.........

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