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17th Jan '17 12:29:49 PM BrendanRizzo
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* The tendency for many British politicians -and their campaign donors- to act like this trope is TruthInTelevision is one of the many reasons the Scottish National Party are doing so well lately.

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* The tendency for many British politicians -and their campaign donors- to act like this trope is TruthInTelevision is one of the many reasons the Scottish National Party are doing so well lately.in TheNewTens.
12th Jan '17 6:24:11 AM DoctorNemesis
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* This attitude is satirised in the comic strip ''The Critics'' in ''{{Viz}}''. The Critics are completely ignorant of the UK outside of London, to the extent they sometimes don't seem aware it exists at all. Even when they are aware, they believe large cities such as Liverpool or Newcastle are small villages, and are very snobby and condescending about them despite admitting to knowing nothing about them.

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* This attitude is satirised in the comic strip ''The Critics'' in ''{{Viz}}''. The Critics are completely ignorant of the UK outside of London, to the extent they sometimes don't seem aware it exists at all. Even when they are aware, they believe large cities such as Liverpool or Newcastle are small villages, and are very snobby and condescending about them despite admitting to knowing nothing about them. And of course, on the rare occasions they ''venture'' outside of London, their attempts to "go native" by adopting various outdated rural stereotypes make them look like complete lunatics.
12th Jan '17 6:22:18 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Averted with Radek Zelenka on ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': the academic institution he works for is the Masaryk University in Brno (the second largest city in the Czech Republic which maintains a rivalry with Prague).



* ''VideoGame/{{Forza}} Motorsport 5'' has a racetrack in Prague. The major racetracks in the Czech Republic are actually somewhere else. (With good reason, too. Good luck trying to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=easyImcVk_4 drive this fast]] in the [[http://www.panoramio.com/photo/117933558 actual]] streets between the Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square...)
25th Dec '16 11:55:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''The '''Radio Times''' Guide To TV Comedy'' has plenty of entries for American comedies as well as British ones... as long as they've been screened in the London area (for reasons of space, admittedly, since not all the series imported by {{ITV}} were shown in all ITV regions). Hence no entries for ''LoveAmericanStyle'', ''The Ugliest Girl In Town'' or other series which showed up in other regions but not in the Thames/LWT area.

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* ''The '''Radio Times''' Guide To TV Comedy'' has plenty of entries for American comedies as well as British ones... as long as they've been screened in the London area (for reasons of space, admittedly, since not all the series imported by {{ITV}} were shown in all ITV regions). Hence no entries for ''LoveAmericanStyle'', ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'', ''The Ugliest Girl In Town'' or other series which showed up in other regions but not in the Thames/LWT area.
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.
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