Move Parliament to the North

It could be quite an effective cost-saving measure, as once their butlers describe to them where York/Birmingham is, they'll undoubtedly think of something else to do instead.
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
Bloody hell,that will upset them.Having the best club in London taken away will be very painful I’m sure.
I doubt it's entirely coincidental this came out the day before the Lords vote on the Brexit bill.

I suspect if they send back an absolute raft of pointless amendments in the hopes of delaying Brexit, the chances of them being moved 'opp north' will markedly increase.

Wordsmith
 

giatttt

Swinger
Move them to Holyrood with the rest of the clowns ;)
Before you ask yes I am a Scot.:D
Scotland had the chance to lead the way and stick its parliament in the middle (Stirling), but the lawyers got their way and kept it within walking distance of their clubs. Self serving decisions always suit those without sanction.
 
They wouldn't notice both places smell of wee as do HOL'ds ( so does Rhyl but with that extra soupcon despair).
Could make it Blackpool, it manages to make Rhyl look classy in comparison
 
Scotland had the chance to lead the way and stick its parliament in the middle (Stirling), but the lawyers got their way and kept it within walking distance of their clubs. Self serving decisions always suit those without sanction.
”Scotland” had nothing to do with the decision as to where the Scottish Parliament was placed. It was decided by the Scottish Office, which, as I’m sure you’re aware, is part of the Westminster administration.

In any case, Stirling is totally unsuitable to host a Parliament. Despite having a City charter, it simply doesn’t have the infrastructure. The realistic choices were Glasgow or Edinburgh, and there was only going to be one winner in that contest.
 

arfah

LE
If Parliament should be central...

 

giatttt

Swinger
”Scotland” had nothing to do with the decision as to where the Scottish Parliament was placed. It was decided by the Scottish Office, which, as I’m sure you’re aware, is part of the Westminster administration.

In any case, Stirling is totally unsuitable to host a Parliament. Despite having a City charter, it simply doesn’t have the infrastructure. The realistic choices were Glasgow or Edinburgh, and there was only going to be one winner in that contest.
It sits on the main rail lines and all roads quiet literally join up there. It was a once in a lifetime* chance to break the mould. Lots of cheap land and property.

* I'll get my coat
 
It sits on the main rail lines and all roads quiet literally join up there. It was a once in a lifetime* chance to break the mould. Lots of cheap land and property.

* I'll get my coat
Stirling is a town of 35,000 people, which is tiny by UK standards. It has a handful of hotel rooms, virtually no conferencing facilities, and even the students who are at University there now can’t find property to rent. It was never a realistic option for housing the Scottish Parliament.

Stirling also doesn’t sit on the main rail lines, it sits on the Glasgow-Perth line which wasn’t even electrified at the time of Devolution. It does have a motorway connection, though, the M9 quite literally stops at Stirling. To say that “all the roads join up there” is overstating the case somewhat.
 
Last edited:

craven50

Old-Salt
”Scotland” had nothing to do with the decision as to where the Scottish Parliament was placed. It was decided by the Scottish Office, which, as I’m sure you’re aware, is part of the Westminster administration.

In any case, Stirling is totally unsuitable to host a Parliament. Despite having a City charter, it simply doesn’t have the infrastructure. The realistic choices were Glasgow or Edinburgh, and there was only going to be one winner in that contest.
I'd have placed the waste of space in the North Sea. :D
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
I'd have placed the waste of space in Belfast as the SNP has close links to the IRA, or Berchtesgaden as they behave like National Socialists. :D
No charge
 
Stick em in a warehouse outside Doncaster for me. 649 chairs and r/f concrete slab for Abbot. Sorted.
This has considerable merit, but I have other plans. I certainly don’t want Sheffield being lumbered with the Islington mob.
Put it in a vacant or underused shopping mall with good transport links, probably near the geographical centre of the UK. Leicester anyone?

Refurb the old place as a museum. In most cases, the current inhabitants have leave to remain for reasons of historic status.

Make the new place as uncomfortable as possible to prevent overlong debates.

No alcohol, and compulsory attendance. Moving it every few months sounds too much like the EU committee compromise of Brussels/Strasbourg.
 
This has considerable merit, but I have other plans. I certainly don’t want Sheffield being lumbered with the Islington mob.
Put it in a vacant or underused shopping mall with good transport links, probably near the geographical centre of the UK. Leicester anyone?

Refurb the old place as a museum. In most cases, the current inhabitants have leave to remain for reasons of historic status.

Make the new place as uncomfortable as possible to prevent overlong debates.

No alcohol, and compulsory attendance. Moving it every few months sounds too much like the EU committee compromise of Brussels/Strasbourg.
With you all the way . . . Until the last sentence :( !!

I had/have in mind moving - on an annual basis - the necessary infrastructure during the summer school holidays/Parliamentary recess ;) .
 

Latest Threads

Top