Friday, 22nd January 2021

Is everything too London-centric or do you just live in Wigan?

SICK of the government and media being so London-centric? You might have a valid point, or it’s possible you simply live in Wigan. Find out: 

What’s your issue with London?

A) The government over-invests in London infrastructure to the detriment of the rest of the country, causing and deepening inequality
B) The government over-invests in London infrastructure to the detriment of Wigan. We haven’t even got a Pizza Express

How do you feel when bands announce European tours?

A) I get annoyed because I know they won’t play anywhere except London, where they’ll do four nights at the O2
B) I get annoyed because I know they won’t play the DW Stadium, home of Wigan Athletic

When you hear the phrase ‘Northern Powerhouse’, what do you think?

A) Empty sloganeering and I’ll believe it when I see it
B) Seems a bit broad to me, we should focus on towns, particularly ones north-west of Manchester that aren’t Bolton or Chorley

Who is the greatest artist the UK has ever produced?

A) Visual artist? Turner. Writer? You can’t look further than Shakespeare. Musicians? It’s a cliche, but The Beatles
B) George Formby

How do you feel about London?

A) I respect that it’s our country’s capital, but I’m sick of hearing about it. Our regions deserve the opportunity to level up
B) Well it’s hardly Wigan, is it? It hasn’t even got a pier.

ANSWERS

Mostly As: Alright, you have a point about infrastructure, jobs, culture, all that, but if it really bothers you that much maybe do what the rest of us did and move to London.

Mostly Bs: It’s time to face up to the facts. You live in Wigan.