Carlisle council leader says it's time to ditch 'Great Border City' tag
Last updated at 12:16, Thursday, 31 May 2012
Carlisle should ditch its “dated Border City slogan”, say leading politicians.
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Brilliant comment Jonny.
Anybody else feel we're being softened up to take a lot of immigrants? Words like diversity, inclusion, enrichment etc only mean one thing - more immigration. Carlisle can never be a Manchester or a Newcastle because it's just not big enough, but it could be a Burnley, Oldham or Rochdale. Have any of the authors of these posts been to Manchester (Longsite, Hulme) recently? Or the mill towns? They are packed to the rafters and that's what's going to happen to Carlisle. Few jobs, few houses, few school places, lots of incommers. Not good.
Is Hendry for real? I'm a guy in my 20's who was born and raised in Carlisle. I LOVE my city. I truly adore Carlisle. As a resident this reminds me of the young outsider in the playground, bouncing around trying to become recognised as one of 'the cool kids' but never quite getting the hang of it, only to become a laughing stock.We ARE 'the border city'. It's not neccessarily a title or a gimic but a distinct status. It's something I for one am proud of. For the love of all that is good and true, stop trying to fix something that isn't broken, stop trying to 'relate to the youth' and get your lives sorted, there are far more important things to address. Is a city title going to provide more jobs or address traffic congestion? Is it going to pull people in? More over what does 'Knowledge city' even mean? It sounds like something out of a childrens tv show. I have images of visitors heading in for the day to ask residents fundamental questions of life in a bid to better themselves like we're a city of geniuses or guru's. Ironically, Carlisle is socially and intellectually way behind it's bigger brothers and sisters, once again referring back to the metaphorical links I made earlier about the kid in the school yard never quite grasping what it is to fit in. In closing, retain your dignity, stop wasting time and don't 'try to be cool or modern'. Once again, Carlisle is swinging and missing at the hands of people who clearly have little idea what the city looks like 'at ground level'.