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  1. Well if the council wants to promote the town (yes, it’s a town, not a city), it should fund Gay Pride, and not offer pokey cheapskate loans.

  2. God, took them long enough to come up with that one. Hopefully this can only mean that Brighton Pride won’t get the same issues they got last year and will secure Brighton Pride for the future.

  3. Nah, RobN, it’s a city, says so on their brochures. Bet you’re from Hove, actually ;-)

  4. RobN

    In 1997 Brighton and Hove were joined to form the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove, which was granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the millennium celebrations in 2000.

  5. Brian Burton 25 Jan 2010, 6:46pm

    I used to live in Second Avenue in Hove but wooped it up in Brighton. I met my Life-Partner there and we still make sweet music!

  6. AngieRS: I was waiting for some pedant to pipe up with this one. The definition of a city is it has to have a cathedral. Unless there’s one up some back alley behind St. James’ St, I’d say they haven’t got one, so whatever their stuck-up pretentious council want to call it, it’s still a town.

    So ner.

  7. Brian Burton 26 Jan 2010, 12:43pm


  8. Brian Burton 26 Jan 2010, 12:56pm

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx RobN & AngieRS Who Cares??????

  9. ‘The definition of a city is it has to have a cathedral.’ RobN

    Actually that’s not true anymore. Reading has been trying for years to get city status. That would mean that Reading can try without having an Anglican cathedral. There are others Birmingham and Leeds being a couple there are 18 cities without Anglian Catherdrals. will tell you more.

  10. Lorna: Well these labourite councillor tossers will do anything to wreck traditional British values. Like when a University used to stand as a mighty academic establishment, not a grotty little concrete polytechnic in some provincial backwater.

    Incidentally, St. David’s in Wales is not much bigger than a village, but it has a cathedral, and so is the smallest city in Britain. As for places like Birmingham and Leeds are just sh!tholes, and really don’t deserve it.

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