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Friday, October 20, 2006

More rubbish

From the Guardian this time, more lazy garbage.

In response, I could spend hours picking holes in this and in time, no doubt I will, but to start with:

  1. The area of land between Nottingham, Derby & Leicester is largely Derbyshire & Leicestershire. People choose to build on it due to the fantastic transport links and location. If Nottingham was as described, why on earth are so many people so desperate to build here ?

  2. The building of the (admittedly appalling at the time, recently improved, but still admittedly poor) Maid Marian Way was only part of destroying some of the worst slums left in Britain at the time, the old meadows & narrow-marsh, which were hardly an "exquisite set of Queen Anne almshouses".

  3. The Salutation is hardly isolated, what with it being on the town side of the aforementioned Maid Marian Way, within 100yds of the centre of town and physically NEXT DOOR to another pub!!! I believe the author means the Trip to Jerusalem, a mistake that could have been easily rectified by actually visiting the locations he is writing about. Pillock.

  4. We don't have an elected mayor, and don't want one. The Police force, however, have been banging on for donkey's years to be made into a metropolitan force to increase their effectiveness. The Government's failed restructuring costing the Notts Police force money they can ill afford.

  5. The management of the two hospitals has been poor, resulting in the imminent loss of hundreds of jobs, but quite what that has to do with the rest of the article is beyond me. Cuts like this are unfortunately happening up and down the country.

  6. Nottingham EMA airports is one of the fastest growing airports in Britain, ALL of which could be snidely labelled "Cheap Flight Airports". Have a look at EasyJet, RyanAir, BMI Baby et al and look up which airports they fly from.

  7. Gun crime in Nottingham has dropped dramatically over the last 12 months. Nottingham was only labelled as described by other lazy London-centric journalists with an aversion for crossing the M25.

  8. Any student who chooses to go to, say, Manchester or Liverpool because they're scared of Nottingham's reputation can't really be that intelligent in the first place, can they ?

  9. Stoke-on-Trent doesn't really exist. Stoke-on-Trent is an amalgamation of several smaller areas. Only an idiot would make that comparison. The only thing is common is the name of the river that flows through it. More lazy lazy journalism.

And that's just for starters. People in Nottingham have long since got used to this kind of lazy gutter journalism from our capital's newspapers, and have even longer since stopped caring. We don't have to justify ourselves as a city, we don't have to sell our good side and we don't hide our seedier side behind bright lights & delusions of grandeur.

In short, people live here because they want to.

People move here because they want to.

People build here because they want to.

The only people who don't seem to come here are the morons from the press.

The theory I have is this:

The journalists who continually slag Nottingham off, have all been here on weekends away, drawn in by the legendary large women:men ratio, but who all went away unrequited & unloved.

That'll be due to the extremely even journalists:w***ers correlation.


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