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The Prophet

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The north-south divide is getting wider
« on: September 25, 2012, 12:55:40 pm »
According to the Economist, between 1918 and 1962, the percentage of people living in three northern regions of England fell from 35% to 30%.
This percentage is now just 25%.

In 1965 men in the north were 16% more likely to die before age 75 than those living in the south.
Today that figure is over 20%.

Between 1998 and 2007 the state created 64% of the jobs in the north.
Manufacturing accounts for just 9.7% of employment in the north so government cuts will hit the north harder than anywhere else.


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Re: The north-south divide is getting wider
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 06:47:46 pm »
I live in London, and if you go out into the City or Westend if is hard to find someone who is actually a Londoner. I do not have a problem with people coming to London from other places. That is exactly what makes London the greatest City in the world, but it is not the only city in the UK.

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