The BBC reports that the happiest places to live have been mapped out.
"Edinburgh, despite its cosmopolitan reputation and internationally acclaimed fringe festival, was bottom of the list."
That would be because there are hardly any locals in the city... And those folk who do live here, have to battle through hordes of tourist filth clogging up the streets for one month of constant fireworks, flyers and irritating cunts talking about how great their show is, would you like a free ticket?
"Staying in an area for five years or longer was an important indicator of well being, said the scientists."
Edinburgh will have a lot of transient student types (the ones I complain about coming here, voting Labour, and second vote green, and fucking off again.) So this will add weight to the <5 years lot. I came here as student filth in 1996, and left (after graduation) for a brief spell of steak, weak beer and guns in Austin, Texas. I came back though.
And here I still am. And I am here because Edinburgh is actually a great place to live. Great socially, great to catch up with pals after work for a pint. Great to wander round the city, soak in the atmosphere, architecture and ambience... (When you can get moving when the tourists are away).
The trouble with living in Edinburgh is continually being bent over and fucked by the cuntcil. Who know better than everyone...
"Objectors ... have claimed it could jeopardise the city's World Heritage site status."
Didn't the chaps who came to visit us from UNESCO say this themselves?
Edinburgh's design champion Sir Terry Farrell told BBC Scotland: "Edinburgh is changing, it is becoming a bigger city in every sense, it's being recognised as a force in urban cities in Europe and in Great Britain."
Edinburgh has always been a great city historically... We know these things, we live here... The question is - do you? Do you use public transport in the city? Do you walk anywhere in the city? Do you talk to people who actually live and work here?
Do you fuck.
"It also has the tram and the waterfront, these are big changes."
Big changes? Big disruptions. Big waste of money.
We don't have trams. We've got fucking massive holes in the road. We have roadworks. We have ambulances delayed at junctions due to shite traffic management in the troubled times. We've got listed buildings being demolished. We've got businesses up in arms due to massive restrictions on loading and unloading - reductions in custom due to these works.
You can shove the trams right up your arse. And if you like the waterfront so much, fuck off and live there yourself. You'll find the bus service is well adequate, no trams necessary, thanks very much. You'll find that the whores like the area too.
It would be nice if the council asked the people what they wanted, rather than taking unilateral decisions on the behalf of the political classes in the city.