Andrew Adonis, one of the policy brains of the Blair government and
now seated in the House of Lords, has a letter in tomorrow's edition of the Spectator responding to Neil O'Brien's cover
article of last week. In it, Adonis suggests one way that the political class could help purge the Londonitis from its collective system: move the House of Lords to Greater Manchester. Here's
the full text of the letter, for CoffeeHousers:
As Neil O’Brien rightly says, London is New York, Washington and LA rolled into one, which is unhealthy for our national politics. So I have a serious suggestion. If the House of Lords is
going to be reformed next year, part of the reform should be to move it out of London to a city in the Midlands or the north, perhaps next to the relocated BBC in MediaCity in Salford Quays.