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Which Way’s North?

by | 18th, September 2002

‘THERE is unlikely to be much fall-out from Sgt Miller’s unorthodox recuperation regime, if only because Home Office officials probably won’t be able to find Durham on a map.

Somewhere north of Manchester

The Daily Mail reports that disturbing news that more than half of all southerners cannot even pinpoint Birmingham on a map. It may be the second biggest city in the UK, but for some southerners it is in the Lake District, for others it is near Bristol, and for still others it’s just north of Watford.

But Birmingham fared better than the likes of Glasgow (which only one in six people could correctly locate), Inverness and Bradford.

Pollsters asked 1,037 people from London and the South East to place nine cities on a map. Nineteen per cent missed the target with all nine.

None of which would be very surprising had not the pass rate for A-level geography this year been something just over 100%.

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