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What's wrong with Edinburgh?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by grumpydogwoman, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    It's the UNITED Kingdom, isn't it? We're proud of that? Or so Cameron says.

    Palace of Westminster needs renovation. Why not move it all (I.e. the democratic process) to Edinburgh?

    OK, given the constituency boundaries and proliferation of cities darn Sarf then the travelling expenses would rise but why the heck not? Northern powerhouse. Yes, I know he doesn't actually mean beyond Manchester but still......

    Or Cardiff? Stormont?
  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Edinburgh already has a parliament. Not really room for the commons and lords on top of that.

    Anywhere on a good trainline, close to an airport and with a decent conference centre should do it.
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  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Glasgow. Just somewhere not in England. If it's a genuine Union.
  4. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    I suspect there are few buildings in any UK city that could host the Houses of Parliament.... It's not just the actual debating chambers, but also all the rooms needed for assistants, office staff etc.
  5. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I'm sure there are empty office blocks somewhere!
  6. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    The travelling and subsistence expenses for several thousand people would be quite high. £4 million a week?
  7. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Do you know how extensive the offices etc. for the Houses of Parliament are? It's not just the actual building (though that is pretty big...) Google Portcullis House, for example.

    Oh, and the there's the security required....
  8. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    The snooty Edinburgh folk would not cope with all the English arriving..although the Glaswegians might wel copel.They would just give you a Glasgow kiss if you annoy then to much..
  9. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    It should definitely be Scotland.

    Let the English, Welsh and Irish MPs put transport links and other infrastructure to the test.
  10. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    It won't be....
  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    How about a big warehouse in a sterile business estate on the outskirts of Leeds?
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  12. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    It would be just another big-top, with the same clowns underneath.
  13. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    Milton Keynes.

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  14. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Nothing more appropriate than Milton Keynes in the light of Corbyn economics. Bloomin' good idea.
  15. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    Why? What is the connection between long term Londoner, Corbyn and MK.
  16. Rhoswen77

    Rhoswen77 Established commenter

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  17. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Please, don't wish calamity on us.
  18. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Although NAMA might have lots of office space available and suitable intermediaries to do the discussions.
  19. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

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  20. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Stormont then. For sure.

    You can bet your life that some way would be found to streamline or update the whole process. Can't see Boris and George and Dave swanning round Belfast. Can you even GET sushi in Belfast? Do they HAVE Michelin-stars?

    Great for the N I economy though.

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