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Great divide still there.

BRITONS pride themselves on their prejudices, with the north-south divide still in place, it was revealed today.

Images of whippet walking northerners and southern softies abound, a survey from hotel chain Travelodge found.

The survey of 2,000 people showed:

A quarter of northerners reckon the south is full of businessmen with pinstripe suits, while 19% of southern folk see the north as being full of mining villages.

The northern city most visited by southerners is Manchester (30% have been), but only 17% have been to Newcastle upon Tyne and only 22% to Liverpool.

In contrast, 75% of northerners have been to London, but only 16% have visited Cambridge and only 15% Brighton.

Travelodge chief operating officer Guy Parsons said: "The research shows a worrying trend towards parochialism largely down to Britons not having travelled far beyond their own region."
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Feb 20, 2008
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