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M387 – Motion on Britain's Capital City 2016 Watch

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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Yeeahhh...no.
    (Original post by Lime-man)
    Nay.

    If you want a reason, maybe its because im a londoner...

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    These two comments sum up my feelings about this xD
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    And arguably Leeds for some industries, I believe there are a number of finance firms setting up in or moving to Leeds.

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    Second largest service sector in the UK. Sadly overall growth is slower than Manchester.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    That is possibly the most stereotypically socialist response you could have given. Pull the rich down, not the poor up.

    I agree that London is too dominant (though i'm not sure the author of this motion gave it more than five minutes thought) however the answer to better connect other parts of the UK and create cities worthy of the top firms moving to. We have a whole host of Chinese and Indian firms who will want to expand abroad and situate their UK/European offices so if you don't want them to pick London we need to create a viable alternative(s), currently i'd say that only Manchester is remotely close.
    Pulling the rich down is the same thing in this context as pulling the poor up. Moving any potential international demand destination elsewhere does not remove that demand, merely shift it within the country.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Second largest service sector in the UK. Sadly overall growth is slower than Manchester.
    When you narrow it down to services though how does it compare. In some regards the strength of the specific sector and those necessary to support it are more important than overall growth.

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    Necessary to create jobs and reduce the pressure on housing inside London.

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    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    Britain and the UK are not the same thing
    Britain = Island of 3 regions England , Wales and Scotland
    United Kingdom - Island of England , Wales , Scotland and Northern Island
    The correct name of the is
    " The United Kingdom of Great and Northern Ireland "
    Hence it should be United Kingdom not Britain
    There is no Capital of Britain hence this motion is wrong and Misses out NI
    Should be easy problem to solve then, we'll push to get Derry included for the second reading.

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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Necessary to create jobs and reduce the pressure on housing inside London.

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    Not sure how removing a hell of a lot of jobs from London creates jobs...

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Not sure how removing a hell of a lot of jobs from London creates jobs...

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    Because it moves jobs from an area where jobs are likely to be created anyway to an area where unemployment is higher. Thus creating jobs.

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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Because it moves jobs from an area where jobs are likely to be created anyway to an area where unemployment is higher. Thus creating jobs.

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    I would say it doesn't create jobs because ultimately it means either the civil servants move or are replaced, what it might do is locally change the unemployment stats, but that is no the same as creating jobs, bar in the short term given the necessary construction for the move.

    I'd also add that given part of the rationale is that the HoC (and HoL) is too small for the current contingent of MPs (and Peers) an alternative solution to that problem would simply be reducing the size of the chambers, something which IIRC is already the case in TSRland, and is soon to be the case IRL.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    I would say it doesn't create jobs because ultimately it means either the civil servants move or are replaced, what it might do is locally change the unemployment stats, but that is no the same as creating jobs, bar in the short term given the necessary construction for the move.

    I'd also add that given part of the rationale is that the HoC (and HoL) is too small for the current contingent of MPs (and Peers) an alternative solution to that problem would simply be reducing the size of the chambers, something which IIRC is already the case in TSRland, and is soon to be the case IRL.
    Might need to reduce the number of MPs by a further 173 to fit them all in the House of Commons (if you want them all to have an actual seat)
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    Lol no.
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    (Original post by Kay_Winters)
    As well it should, speaking not as a Labour member but as someone of Irish decent.
    Whoop whoop!

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    Hell...

    NO!!!! Bloody hell!!!
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    Nay!!!
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    London is too big, but that's only because idiotic governments since and including Thatcher's have left everything outside the south of England to rot. Moving the House of Commons isn't the answer, that's just a bit dumb
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    I would much rather see this money allocated on housing for people who really need it.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Should be easy problem to solve then, we'll push to get Derry included for the second reading.

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    Shall we make that Londonderry?
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    (Original post by adam9317)
    *Shall we make that London/Derry?
    Up to you I guess, but I prefer we move it to Derry.
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    Not going to do a thing. Amsterdam is not the seat of the government and what does that do?

    NYC is no longer the capital since ages ago and is it still not by far the most dominant city?

    Also, you can't put departments too far apart. How are secretaries and ministers supposed to attend the Commons?
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    Are you mad?
 
 
 
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