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13th Nov '16 6:30:09 AM moloch
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Ah, Great Britain. Rule Brittania: Land of the... Big Red Buses.

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Ah, Great Britain. Rule Brittania: Britannia: Land of the... Big Red Buses.
25th Oct '16 10:44:09 AM AgProv
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From the point of view of people outside London it does not help that -- whether they travel by air, ship, car or train -- most foreigners come to the British Isles via London, and that the vast majority of UK film and television is made in or around London. [[Creator/TheBBC The Beeb]] (and various film councils and what-have-you) are making a serious effort to change this, handing ''Series/DoctorWho'' duties to the capable BBC Wales (although most stories set in the UK in its first three series were London-based) and bringing BBC Scotland's locally-popular sitcom ''Series/StillGame'' to the rest of the country. ITV even got told off by Ofcom for not producing 50% of their shows outside London.[[note]]The original concept of ITV regionalisation ensured ''at least'' 50% of ITV programming broadcast nationally was made outside London. But the amalgamation into the [+ITV]] 1 monolith centred on London destroyed this, with extensive production facilities in Manchester, Birmingham and elsewhere now empty, idle, or sold on. [[/note]]

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From the point of view of people outside London it does not help that -- whether they travel by air, ship, car or train -- most foreigners come to the British Isles via London, and that the vast majority of UK film and television is made in or around London. [[Creator/TheBBC The Beeb]] (and various film councils and what-have-you) are making a serious effort to change this, handing ''Series/DoctorWho'' duties to the capable BBC Wales (although most stories set in the UK in its first three series were London-based) and bringing BBC Scotland's locally-popular sitcom ''Series/StillGame'' to the rest of the country. ITV even got told off by Ofcom for not producing 50% of their shows outside London.[[note]]The original concept of ITV regionalisation ensured ''at least'' 50% of ITV programming broadcast nationally was made outside London. But the amalgamation into the [+ITV]] 1 [+ITV+]1 monolith centred on London destroyed this, with extensive production facilities in Manchester, Birmingham and elsewhere now empty, idle, or sold on. [[/note]]
25th Oct '16 10:42:47 AM AgProv
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From the point of view of people outside London it does not help that -- whether they travel by air, ship, car or train -- most foreigners come to the British Isles via London, and that the vast majority of UK film and television is made in or around London. [[Creator/TheBBC The Beeb]] (and various film councils and what-have-you) are making a serious effort to change this, handing ''Series/DoctorWho'' duties to the capable BBC Wales (although most stories set in the UK in its first three series were London-based) and bringing BBC Scotland's locally-popular sitcom ''Series/StillGame'' to the rest of the country. ITV even got told off by Ofcom for not producing 50% of their shows outside London.

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From the point of view of people outside London it does not help that -- whether they travel by air, ship, car or train -- most foreigners come to the British Isles via London, and that the vast majority of UK film and television is made in or around London. [[Creator/TheBBC The Beeb]] (and various film councils and what-have-you) are making a serious effort to change this, handing ''Series/DoctorWho'' duties to the capable BBC Wales (although most stories set in the UK in its first three series were London-based) and bringing BBC Scotland's locally-popular sitcom ''Series/StillGame'' to the rest of the country. ITV even got told off by Ofcom for not producing 50% of their shows outside London.
London.[[note]]The original concept of ITV regionalisation ensured ''at least'' 50% of ITV programming broadcast nationally was made outside London. But the amalgamation into the [+ITV]] 1 monolith centred on London destroyed this, with extensive production facilities in Manchester, Birmingham and elsewhere now empty, idle, or sold on. [[/note]]
25th Oct '16 10:38:45 AM AgProv
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** Heathrow's PR campaign to get the go-ahead for extra capacity to be built there, such as another runway and supporting infrastructure, revolved around saying loudly and repeatedly that this would benefit the entire country in economic terms. Snarky non-Londoners suggested this was confusing the "entire country" with "Britain is only London and the immediately surrounding areas", asking how exactly heavy government subsidy here would benefit Manchester or Newcastle or even, say, remoter bits like Glasgow.
12th Aug '16 6:28:30 AM DarkPhoenix94
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It also does not help that London as a whole really does tend to regard the rest of the British Isles as an appendage of it. Furthermore, Londoners, who are by and large comparatively sophisticated, liberal and cosmopolitan, think very differently from those in the North or in the small towns and countryside of England and Wales, something shown very clearly by the EU Referendum - where almost all of England and Wales outside of the big cities voted to Leave, London voted by a two thirds majority to Remain. This has left a lot of Londoners very resentful towards their rural compatriots (who are usually stereotyped as ignorant, inbred bigots) and half-joking petitions for London to either declare Independence or join similarly pro-Remain Scotland (abbreviated as 'Londependence' and 'ScotLond' respectively) quickly gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures, cementing the ideas that a) London is a place unto itself, b) London and the rest of Britain enjoy a mutual hatred.

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It also does not help that London as a whole really does tend to regard the rest of the British Isles as an appendage of it. Furthermore, Londoners, who are by and large comparatively sophisticated, liberal and cosmopolitan, think very differently from those in the North or in the small towns and countryside of England and Wales, something shown very clearly by the EU Referendum - where almost all of England and Wales outside of the big cities voted to Leave, London voted by a two thirds majority to Remain. This has left a lot of Londoners very resentful towards their rural compatriots (who are usually stereotyped as ignorant, inbred bigots) and half-joking petitions for London to either declare Independence or join similarly pro-Remain Scotland (abbreviated as 'Londependence' and 'ScotLond' '[=ScotLond=]' respectively) quickly gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures, cementing the ideas that a) London is a place unto itself, b) London and the rest of Britain enjoy a mutual hatred.
12th Aug '16 6:27:58 AM DarkPhoenix94
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It also does not help that London as a whole really does tend to regard the rest of the British Isles as an appendage of it. Furthermore, Londoners, who are by and large comparatively sophisticated, liberal and cosmopolitan, think very differently from those in the North or in the small towns and countryside of England and Wales, something shown very clearly by the EU Referendum - where almost all of England and Wales outside of the big cities voted to Leave, London voted by a two thirds majority to Remain. This has left a lot of Londoners very resentful towards their rural compatriots (who are usually stereotyped as ignorant, inbred bigots) and half-joking petitions for London to either declare Independence or join similarly pro-Remain Scotland (abbreviated as 'Londependence' and 'ScotLond' respectively) quickly gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures, cementing the ideas that a) London is a place unto itself, b) London and the rest of Britain enjoy a mutual hatred.
28th Jul '16 8:33:00 AM Willbyr
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* For the most part, it's averted in ''{{Hellsing}}''. Until the BigBad [[ThoseWackyNazis Millennium]] fully enters the series, we have action taking place in an undisclosed British suburb, an abandoned factory and warehouse in Badrick, Ireland, outside the town of Cheddar ([[ShownTheirWork actual places]]), the Hellsing Organization, Britain's National Gallery, a hotel in Rio de Janeiro, and an undisclosed suburb of Brazil. Even when they reveal themselves fully, the fight afterward takes place in presumably the English Channel on a British ship taken over by Millennium. London is their main target and the last five manga [=volumes/OVA's=] pretty much take place there; clearly, this is not a case of generalization.

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* For the most part, it's averted in ''{{Hellsing}}''.''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. Until the BigBad [[ThoseWackyNazis Millennium]] fully enters the series, we have action taking place in an undisclosed British suburb, an abandoned factory and warehouse in Badrick, Ireland, outside the town of Cheddar ([[ShownTheirWork actual places]]), the Hellsing Organization, Britain's National Gallery, a hotel in Rio de Janeiro, and an undisclosed suburb of Brazil. Even when they reveal themselves fully, the fight afterward takes place in presumably the English Channel on a British ship taken over by Millennium. London is their main target and the last five manga [=volumes/OVA's=] pretty much take place there; clearly, this is not a case of generalization.
17th Jul '16 8:43:11 PM TrailblazerZeno
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Ah, Great Britain. Mother of America. Land of the... Big Red Buses.

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Ah, Great Britain. Mother of America. Rule Brittania: Land of the... Big Red Buses.
17th Jul '16 8:26:11 AM wonkeymonkey
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From the point of view of people outside London it does not help that -- whether they travel by air, ship, car or train -- most foreigners come to the British Isles via London, and that the vast majority of UK film and television is made in or around London [[Creator/TheBBC The Beeb]] (and various film councils and what-have-you) are making a serious effort to change this, handing ''Series/DoctorWho'' duties to the capable BBC Wales (although most stories set in the UK in its first three series were London-based) and bringing BBC Scotland's locally-popular sitcom ''Series/StillGame'' to the rest of the country. ITV even got told off by Ofcom for not producing 50% of their shows outside London.

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From the point of view of people outside London it does not help that -- whether they travel by air, ship, car or train -- most foreigners come to the British Isles via London, and that the vast majority of UK film and television is made in or around London London. [[Creator/TheBBC The Beeb]] (and various film councils and what-have-you) are making a serious effort to change this, handing ''Series/DoctorWho'' duties to the capable BBC Wales (although most stories set in the UK in its first three series were London-based) and bringing BBC Scotland's locally-popular sitcom ''Series/StillGame'' to the rest of the country. ITV even got told off by Ofcom for not producing 50% of their shows outside London.
15th Jul '16 9:09:57 AM TimberRidge
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* Averted and lampshaded with knobs on in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series. Not only does all the main action center on the West Country, the side-actions take in Oxford, Scotland, Salop, Worcs, Cheshire, Wales, and Westmorland. On the rare occasions anyone goes up to London, it's practically at gun-point, bitching all the way; and "London" is a metonymic toponym for everything that is wrong with the world. Even former Londoners now retired to rural Wilts have taken on the attitude.
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