We’ve got hundreds of automated web searches set up to trawl for any mention of Birmingham anywhere, so a lot of effort is spend either flipping past, or working out ways to exclude, stuff about Birmingham, Alabama – sometimes a story just sounds so our Brum that we’re fooled for a second.
We’ve never been stupid enough to use a picture of Birmingham in the ol’USA tho’ – they look kind of different (and are mainly of the brilliantly photogenic Sloss Furnace) and are usually easily spotted. Hats off then, to the designer of the West Midlands Tory MEPs website:
Notice the big spiky building? The huge lampposts? No? Look a little closer:
No Rotunda, blue glass shower curtain, no BT tower? Oops. “In Europe, not run by Europe” they say, but they’re not sure are they?
(As an aside, I wonder about the copyright for this image – if they’d have got it professionally surely the photographer would have mentioned where it was taken?)