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Can Team Gb Help Northern England Rise Again?

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Is this a spoof?

Carlisle supporting northerner, now living in London and supporting Arsenal, rambles on about hills, music, painting, librarians and historic industries and for some reason Olympic gold medals.

And says you need a few more roads.

I think his mind's gone.

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Melvyn Bragg wondering where he can get a skinny latte.

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A boxer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37174455

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Is this a spoof?

Carlisle supporting northerner, now living in London and supporting Arsenal, rambles on about hills, music, painting, librarians and historic industries and for some reason Olympic gold medals.

And says you need a few more roads..

The relative lack of roads is a plus point. Nowhere needs more roads. Anywhere with too much traffic needs fewer people, not more roads. Anywhere without lots of traffic but just slow roads is fine and people wanting faster ones need those people removing before they can do more damage - send them off to Milton Keynes or some other supposedly "efficient" godawful souless sh1thole (or just shoot them but that would be too kind).

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Is he suggesting we should spend £4m on every man, woman and ferret narth er Watfud Gap? Or just on a handful of 'the chosen', and then, having crafted then into elite whatevers, watch them go feather their own nests wherever they choose (the BBC/Ch4 model)?

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Bit patronising (isn't he always?) but at least he mentioned east-west transport links, the one blindingly obvious, yet always overlooked, major bit of infrastructure that would benefit the North of England hugely.

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Bit patronising (isn't he always?) but at least he mentioned east-west transport links, the one blindingly obvious, yet always overlooked, major bit of infrastructure that would benefit the North of England hugely.

But, as always, it only extends as far east as Leeds.

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But, as always, it only extends as far east as Leeds.

Good. My neck of the woods is far off the beaten track but still completely overrun with day trippers. If roads were better, it would be hell on earth. As it is navigating the town, either on foot or by car is impossible

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Good. My neck of the woods is far off the beaten track but still completely overrun with day trippers. If roads were better, it would be hell on earth. As it is navigating the town, either on foot or by car is impossible

A bit of a tangent, but is there anywhere in England where road traffic isn't a problem?

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Good. My neck of the woods is far off the beaten track but still completely overrun with day trippers. If roads were better, it would be hell on earth.

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A bit of a tangent, but is there anywhere in England where road traffic isn't a problem?

Isles of Scilly but that's not what you meant!

It's not too bad down here (Cornwall) outside the summer months but there are lots of houses being built so as to put a stop to that and guarantee virtual gridlock every summer.

The joys of overpopulation.

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No - "Team GB" (bork!) will not be able to help the North rise again.

Unless we can find the science to take forty-years off Dennis Skinner, and make him the Labour leader, then the North is doomed...

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Sorry Melvyn, but industry, creation and invention are such entrenched and out dated twentieth century ideals. They have no business in the 21st century economy of paper shuffling, property pawning and gambling on future markets.

We don't need industry/exports when we've got the black hole that is London, sucking every soul and pound coin that gets caught by its ever expanding event horizon.

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