English: The Espace Leopold, the seat of the E...

English: The Espace Leopold, the seat of the European Parliament in Brussels. Main chamber of Parliament. Français : L’espace Léopold, le siège du Parlement européen à Bruxelles. Chambre principale du Parlement. Nederlands: Leopoldruimte, de zetel van het Europees Parlement in Brussel. Hoofd kamer van het Parlement. Polski: W Espace Leopold, siedziba w Parlament Europejski w Bruksela. Główne izby parlamentu. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But restore it to what…the UK seat of Government? I thought the seat of our Government was Brussels? Brussels is considered to be the de facto capital of the European Union. Brussels hosts the official seats of the European Commission, Council of the European Union, the European Council, as well as a seat of the European Parliament. Since it is estimated restoration of the Palace of Westminster is likely to take anything up to 30-years, the question remains, where to move the MPs and Lords to? What about to a sink estate. Let our rulers experience how the other half live!

In order to recoup some of the taxpayer-funded renovation money, how about opening up the P of W facilities to the public for a period of time once restoration is completed and before our bloated and over-rated politicians move back in? What about a Harry Potter style ‘ghost’ tour, or pop concerts, or an indoor ice-rink or a skateboard park? Hey, what about murder weekends in the House of Commons? I dare say most of us could think of far better ways to spend £7 billion pounds when you consider half of the renovation work will be done by sub-contractors from Eastern Europe and Asia, just as they were employed to build the 2012 Stratford Olympic village!




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