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The case for moving parliament to Manchester

London would recover; the north would be transformed 

By Polly Mackenzie  

A view of Manchester city centre. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/PA

Britain needs a major reset, Brexit or no Brexit. The howl of rage from half the country that was expressed as a vote to leave the EU must be answered. But Brexit—even if its champions were telling the truth—offers little in the way of hope or change for those people and those communities who voted for it. Nothing would better symbolise a national reset than moving our parliament away from London to Manchester.

Our current parliamentary estate has become a potent…

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