The Black Countraaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy

There’s a show on BBC2 about the M6 through Birmingham and the Black Country. These two fine gents are from Bloxwich. They’re moaning about the big motorway that’s been outside their houses since the early ’70s (which has now been improved to include a break-down spot even closer to their homes after the managed motorway scheme went live). Anyhow, I live local but still, the accent and his turn of phrase resulted in a drink spillage ..

(Here’s a map if you’re interested in this sort of thing. Personally I find it quite fascinating that back in the 70’s the Government could just plough a stonking great road within inches of peoples homes like this and basically stuck two fingers up to everyone)..