‘Edinburgh and Glasgow in top five cities to work in UK’


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They came third and fifth with London and Manchester at 1 and 2. Frankly, I’m astonished that anyone thinks London would a better place to live. This is, of course, from Insider. Here’s a short extract and the usual list of related reports on the attractiveness of Scotland’s cities:

‘The results prove the importance UK workers place on maintaining a healthy work-life balance when considering their place of work. The study, conducted by totaljobs, also shows that the three key motivations for moving within the UK are better lifestyle (42%), increased employment opportunities (38%) and living in a desirable area (32%).’

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4 thoughts on “‘Edinburgh and Glasgow in top five cities to work in UK’

  1. Robert Graham July 26, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    maybe the trend of having to leave Scotland to seek employment ,any employment is at last starting to turn , that raises the question why , why are all meaningful government departments in the south , why is all the car industry based in the south, it looks like one country has fist dibs on everything , It starts with Tourism the main entry point is Heath-row who in turn promote English destinations , Then this recent trend of sticking a Union flag on everything that is made and associated with Scotland , isn’t what they have enough for them ? do they need to try and assimilate everything and grab it for themselves .

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    • John July 26, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      And ever will be so , much bigger nation in England , trade goes to where bigger populations are , that’s why Scotland needs to build on it’s small to medium businesses ,become more specialised . The Union Jackery we see on goods will only work if we buy them , I don’t , in fact I go out of my way to find an alternative .

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  2. Alasdair Macdonald July 28, 2018 / 10:30 am

    London has to be considered in a different light from the rest of `England and the South East. Most people who live and work in London were not born there, with a very high proportion being born overseas. The last census indicated that less than 50% of the residents of London had English as thirn first language. So, a large proportion of the people who live and work there have made a wilful choice to do so.

    For many of the London residents who hail from other parts of the UK and Ireland, the choice has often had a strong element of compulsion because of the skewing of the UK economy, by all governments since c1976, towards the financial sector in London and the South East and the havoc wrought by the Thatcher Government on manufacturing in the Midlands, North, Scotland and Wales. The military campaign waged by the ‘British’ in Northern Ireland for over 30 years put that economy in shtook.

    It is this skewing of the shape of the economy and the pillaging of the economies of the rest of the UK to provide infrastructure for London and to pay obscene wages and salaries to those in the financial sector and to encourage ‘non dom’ freeboooters to launder their money in London, that, as much as anything else, convinced me that Scotland had to become independent. (Strangling Kirk Meenisters with the last copies of the Sunday Post had minimal influence on me.)


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