(The old saying goes, one person’s shithole is another person’s home. England loves a shithole and according to this survey, the government thought it’d be best if most of the shitholes were stuck up North in good ol’ Yorkshire. We’re proud of our crap cities, and it seems like it’s a good job and all – as a lot of them have made the cut for this year’s top 10 worst places to live in the UK list. Eek!
The survey is carried out each year by ilivehere.co.uk, and this year a massive 110,172 people voted in this year’s poll, which is 30k more than last year, and almost triple the previous year. It seems like people can’t wait to share their thoughts on their local areas.
Every Yorkshireman knows that we are far better than the rest of the UK. God crafted every yard of his own country, so if he wanted some parts to be absolute shitholes, who are we to argue?
Last year, Yorkshire had 5 towns and cities feature in the worst places to live in the UK. But, this year it only has 2, so we must have impressed someone. Miraculously, Doncaster, which is hoping to become a city has climbed from 2nd to 46 places in the top 50 worst places in the UK.
Middlesborough sits at 44, Barnsley at 41, Leeds at 38 and Hull, which used to feature heavily in the top 10 sits at 24.
Here are the top 10 worst places to live (apparently):
Slipping 6 places into 10th place, good ol’ Bradford has been described as “The land of dreams, if you dream of takeaways and pound shops”.
Other contributors wrote that if you “Want the best deals come to Bradford, buy 1 get 1 free chicken and chips, a stolen PS4 from some Slovakian at Foster Square or some cheap deodorants from the local junkie desperate for his next fix.”
They also said that “if you want entire families of career criminal scroats with the morals of a paedophilic serial killer in your fly on the wall production.”
“In this city you will see more flashy cars than in any other cities because there is so much drug crime, it’s almost just part of everyday life. Trust me, this place makes Detroit look nice.”
“Stand outside Greggs and wonder aloud as to how babies with no teeth manage to eat pasties.”
Taking the silver is West Yorkshire’s Huddersfield. It gained more than half the votes in the top 50 list. We love it but here’s waht some people had to say about the town of Hudds.
“There’s nothing but pound shops and a few coffee shops. It’s polluted, unclean and full of idiots. It’s a horrible place to live.”
“Not all of Huddersfield is bad… just 70% of it.”
“To those considering migrating to Huddersfield, first consider the minimum qualifying requirements:
Must have a minimum of three kids, of which at least one must be 50% genetically unrelated to the other two. (Preferably diagnosed with ADHD)
Must have a BMI greater than 30
Have teeth like a burnt-out fusebox
Must agree to dump a shopping trolley and/or a mattress in your sh#t tip of a garden.”
“What more is there to say about a town that lists one of its top attractions as a hill?”
Well, there you go, another year another worst places in the UK. You can check out the full list of 50 here. Or, if you’d like to compare it to last year’s you can check out the link below.