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Neck to neck race between Melbourne and Vienna ...

    "This year, a downgraded threat of militant attacks in western Europe as well as the city's low crime rate helped nudge Vienna into first place."

World's most liveable cities revealed... but London doesn't even make the top 40

Manchester saw the biggest rise up the table of any European city, climbing 16 places to 35th.

London came 13 places behind in 48th, which is the biggest gap between the two cities since the survey began two decades ago.

The survey's editor Roxana Slavcheva said Manchester's success was partly due to "resilience in the city's recovery from a recent, high-profile terrorist attack, which previously shook up stability".


Closing borders pays off in liveable city index?

Bavaria's Markus Söder and Austria's Sebastian Kurz unite on migration

My visit to the City of London ...

Why Brexit? Microcosm of Isle of Dogs

by Oui on Tue Aug 14th, 2018 at 11:51:58 AM EST
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Well, as I can't see their methodology, criteria and weighting system in a 30-second Google search, I would guess that the answer to "Closing borders pays off in liveable city index?" is "Yes, according to the Economist's hidden agenda".

[[#Death to The Economist]]

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Aug 14th, 2018 at 01:58:55 PM EST
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It's a bit more complicated than that. Otherwise Pyongyang would be the most liveable of all. (No petty crime, no traffic jams. Maybe it is....)
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Aug 14th, 2018 at 02:01:37 PM EST
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the Isle of Dogs essay passed me by sadly, but yes, for the last 40 years, democratic institutions have been wrecked and undermined in the UK by the remorseless ravages of neoliberalism and its weapon of austerity.

when you lose faith in the possibility of benevolence from government, any opportunity to strike against it, such as a brexit vote, is welcome.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Aug 14th, 2018 at 07:06:46 PM EST
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