Re: Anybody who uses 'transition' as a verb ...
Right - I'm from a place near Sheffield, and now live in Dundee - I think I have something to add to this. Dundee is worse than Sheffield in several ways. Sheffield, even when it was going through the bulk of its post-steel depression and reinvention was always a very safe place to live - the universities there made a big thing of how few "no-go" areas there were in Sheffield, and especially for foreign staff/students (I think you were more likely to be given some bother if you were a southerner).* Dundee, on the other hand, going through its post-industrial change now, is a city full of no-go areas, often next to very nice areas, with no way of telling the difference as a stranger. It is a place that should be so much better than it is - lovely location by a huge estuary and close to the sea, surrounded by very nice countryside. However, it is a bit of a shit-tip in all respects - it is no secret that professionals who work in Dundee (health service, university, police, legal services) rarely live in Dundee, preferring Perthshire or places in Fife. When we get round to looking for a house of our own, it won't be in Dundee, that's for sure. I have rarely lived in a place where people are so fucking rude as a default - and no, it isn't "working class bluntness": remember, I'm from South Yorkshire. People here in general seem to resent every other person in the world, especially those with non-Dundee accents (so that includes people from Perth and Fife!).
On a different topic: shitwit AC bringing up the "Muslim hordes" argument - ODFOAD!
* This has changed a bit, but regrettably to say that there are some areas that Anglo-Saxons should avoid, though Asians are advised not to go to some areas where African/Afro-Carribean people have settled, and vice versa.