Sunday, 14 March 2010

Britain minus London a "huge soup kitchen-cum-industrial theme park"?

A London Evening Standard columnist derides a proposed London-Birmingham high speed train:

"At least the French have thriving regional economies to travel to and from. By contrast, we have a modern economy in the South-East with a huge soup kitchen-cum-industrial theme park attached."

Freedom Chips is of course based in Birmingham and so felt many emotions after reading this: anger, jealousy, shame, tea-drinking. But what do the actual British readers of this blog think? How true is this statement?


  1. This is typical London condescension. That doesn't even make sense economically.

  2. Real British Person18 March 2010 at 12:06

    Unfortunately the south is too far up its own arse to see the potential and splendour of the north.