Listen up, according to this research Manchester is actually in the South
Hear me out
In a plot twist like no other, it has come to light that Manchester is, in fact, in the South.
After Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones, chair of town planning at Newcastle University, drew this map, he sparked a provocative debate about the North-South divide.
With all other factors of what makes a place truly Northern flung out of the window (£1 pints, sub-glacial weather, Liam Gallagher), the map is based upon two-hour commuting patterns and what is called "the London sphere of influence".
manchester is in the south guys breaking news https://t.co/jKqCg87Y36
— 𝕤𝕒𝕞𝕛 ✨ (@kittykhajiit) June 23, 2018
Tewdwr-Jones defended himself on BBC Radio 4, arguing: "There are several ways you could define a northern region – but perhaps the most pertinent question is where does London end?"
Who do you agree with? #r4today
— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) June 23, 2018
The question of Manchester's position in relation to London is interesting, but, obviously, the only map exemplary of where the North starts and the South ends you'll ever need is this one.