• Dave

    Birmingham is not shit it has it’s faults like any other city, but Birmingham should always be proud of itself and not try and be London mk2.

  • Septhill

    Why would you have an entire website dedicated to saying one thing and then a single opinion comes along and you nearly crack?

  • Read it. And the website.

  • Birmingham is  NOT shit – it has the best Canal Navigations of any city anywhere and I visit by boat as often as I can – and I live in Glorious Devon…
     

  • Jack Flash

    The city we know today has grown quickly over the last two hundred years with a very transient population who came and went attracted by the mass manufacturing. Brum really was the workshop of the world at one point, even today you’d be amazed at what is manufactured here. Our innovations are possibly unequalled in any other UK city, I even say it gives London a run for the money. The problems started in the 50s with mass destruction of some of our quaint city streets, to make way for souless concrete construction, then the deconstruction of the light rail network, and finally the lack of respect towards the city’s heritage by subsequent councils.. we’ve lost so much, and I think the pathetic excuse for a museum in Millennium Point sums up the apathy towards the city’s great industrial past (and present), Brum was built on industry, and that industry helped make cities like Manchester and London to thrive and prosper through steam power, engineering and other such feats. The people are proud, it’s just we’ve seen many years of neglect about what is really good about the city, what we’ve achieved.. this lack of representation of what is good about Brum, and the concrete image has led to people from outside the city think it really IS shit, until we see a council or mayor who actually champion with vigour the city’s heritage, we will never see the city reach it;s full potential and once again, the city seems to despearte;ly try to reinvent itself when in fact, there really is no need, we just need to cellebrate what we have already done before looking at what we are today and what we will be in th efuture.