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The Poorest Regions Of The Uk Are The Poorest In Northern Europe

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It's their definition of "northern Europe" - Ireland is the only "poor" country on the list.

Instinctively, I'm surprised that Ireland doesn't have a poor patch or two. Maybe because they don't have dead patches of extinct industry combined with a benefits system that causes generation after generation to hang around razed fields marked "Former site of Steelworks".

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Instinctively, I'm surprised that Ireland doesn't have a poor patch or two.

Waterford in the SE of Ireland is in a particularly bad way since Waterford Crystal manufacture was shifted to Poland and the Far East. Ditto Limerick and the closing of Dell.

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40% of that list includes three of the nicest areas of the country...Lincolnshire (twice), Ceredigion (Wales) and Cornwall.

Again a lot of confusion with GDP and income as opposed to WEALTH. Sure people in these areas are as lazy as shit, there are no trunk roads or motorways and they are some of my chosen holiday destinations too.

But they also happen to be extremely wealthy areas even if the locals don't actually do any work. Lincolnshire and Ceredigion in particular is rife with millionaire boomers in Georgian mansions. Ceredigion often tops some lists for real wealth and savings.

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North East Lincolnshire the poorest area in Europe my foot. So much more desirable to live in a drugs den in Poplar, E. London as a Queen Anne detached in NE Lincs, for the same money, obviously.

What about quality of life.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29522313.html

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40% of that list includes three of the nicest areas of the country...Lincolnshire (twice), Ceredigion (Wales) and Cornwall.

Again a lot of confusion with GDP and income as opposed to WEALTH. Sure people in these areas are as lazy as shit, there are no trunk roads or motorways and they are some of my chosen holiday destinations too.

But they also happen to be extremely wealthy areas even if the locals don't actually do any work. Lincolnshire and Ceredigion in particular is rife with millionaire boomers in Georgian mansions. Ceredigion often tops some lists for real wealth and savings.

Yes, I was born in Lincolnshire, have subsequently lived all over the UK, but returned to Lincs and now wouldn't live anywhere else in England by choice. It's not to everyone's taste but the lack of traffic, lack of queues generally and being able to buy a decent family home with large garden for about £150-200k are definite plus points. I tend to visit London/south-east about once every ten years and can stand it for a max of 24 hours before I've had enough.

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