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When you think of visiting the UK, Swinging London, Party Town Dublin and Braveheart Scotland immediately leap to mind. But, the reality is that the UK is mostly a giant petrochemical processing plant. Still, we didn’t rely on tourists to tell us why these cities are so dreary. We went right to their official web pages to get the sexy lowdown of why tourists should avoid these UK cities in droves.
“The port is an important piece of logistical infrastructure for the NEPIC cluster of process companies and the port handles over 56 million tons of goods yearly, mainly associated with the local petrochemical, chemical and steel processing industries.” Oh, Behave!
East Of Northern Ireland
“The whole of Northern Ireland is experiencing significant downturn in employment, tourism and attracting new business. These challenges must be overcome if Northern Ireland intends to become a more attractive tourist destination.” Yes, but how are the mashed potatoes?
“With high unemployment rates, a high cost of living and prohibitive business tax rates, Central Valleys must look to address these quality of life issues to restore its once thriving economy.” Ah, the good old days…
“Devon has a lot of things that are attractive about it, but in economic and convenience terms, it is one of the worst places to live in the UK, due to the extensive rural areas which do not support a modern communications infrastructure.” But the milk is delicious!
“Blackpool may still be popular during the summer season as a place to visit, however you wouldn’t want to live there due to high unemployment and crime rates in the off-season.” Sounds like a tropical paradise!
West and South of Northern Ireland
“This area may well be a good choice for some people, like retirees, but for working people or those who rely on technology, it is definitely one of the worst places to live in the UK.” What? No HipChat? Move along…
“Modern navigation systems now minimize the dangers inherent in ferry service (the primary mode of transportation) but in the past the stormy coastal seas have claimed many ships in the waters around the Western Isles.” Awesome!
North of Northern Ireland
“Despite low incomes, the north of Northern Ireland is quite an expensive place to live. Dual fuel costs are high, at $3500 per year – considerably higher than most cities in the UK.” So, it’s ugly and there’s no place to go…
Kingston Upon Hull
“Considering the city has such a high unemployment rate, it’s the employed who are feeling the most pressure, having to work longer hours without the protections of trade unions or enforcement of overtime rules.” Sounds like a labor revolution is imminent…
“With an unemployment rate of 65%, a poor telecommunications infrastructure and comparatively high housing costs, Bradford faces multiple challenges in turning the economy around.” Good luck with all that…
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