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Brummie ridicules idea that HS2's utility to him will be as an avenue of escape to London
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Ding Bat
2017-08-14 17:12:59 UTC
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Would HS2 made any difference, for better or worse, to what Brum is like to
Brummies who don't use HS2? Two contradictory articles:


1) Our 2nd city is 3rd rate and its children are paying the price
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/children/10449556/Birmingham-our-second-city-is-third-rate-and-its-children-are-paying-the-price.html


2) My love affair with Birmingham
By Derek Bishton

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/north-midlands/9023250/My-love-affair-with-Birmingham.html

The new HS2 rail link has thrust Britain’s second city firmly back into the spotlight. One of the first comments I heard was: “I suppose that means we’ll be overrun with escaping Brummies.”

It rarely occurs that some people might actually choose to live in Birmingham, rather than London. That it could be a lifestyle choice. I am one of this misunderstood number. All week, I work in the heart of London. But as soon as the weekend arrives, I return to my other home, 120 miles north west, in Birmingham.

This has always been a source of amusement for my sophisticated London friends and colleagues, who consider me at best eccentric and at worst downright odd.
Recliner
2017-08-14 20:21:26 UTC
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Would HS2 made any difference, for better or worse, to what Brum is like to
1) Our 2nd city is 3rd rate and its children are paying the price
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/children/10449556/Birmingham-our-second-city-is-third-rate-and-its-children-are-paying-the-price.html
2) My love affair with Birmingham
By Derek Bishton
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/north-midlands/9023250/My-love-affair-with-Birmingham.html
The new HS2 rail link has thrust Britain’s second city firmly back into
the spotlight. One of the first comments I heard was: “I suppose that
means we’ll be overrun with escaping Brummies.”
It rarely occurs that some people might actually choose to live in
Birmingham, rather than London. That it could be a lifestyle choice. I am
one of this misunderstood number. All week, I work in the heart of
London. But as soon as the weekend arrives, I return to my other home,
120 miles north west, in Birmingham.
This has always been a source of amusement for my sophisticated London
friends and colleagues, who consider me at best eccentric and at worst downright odd.
Stories from 2013 and 2012?

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