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Time to move the capital?

27th January 2010 In light of the fury surrounding MPs expenses and their failure to curb reckless banking practices, might this be a good moment for Prospect to dust down an idea from its December 2002 edition and once again call for our capital and national parliament to be relocated out of London?

Back in 2002 Prospect wrote of “Britain’s over-centralisation [in the southeast] of networks of power and energy,” and asked readers—somewhat tongue in cheek—to propose where parliament might best relocate. I suggested Stoke-on-Trent—among other things for its hub location, civic identity,…

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