The English Parliament should be outside of London - perhaps Birmingham. There is already far too much power, money and influence centred around London, it needs to be spread out. 300 MPs, plus support staff, etc would be a huge boon to the economy in the midlands. Costs would be negligible given that Westminster needs urgent refurbishment estimated at £1billion. London would also benefit from reduction in pressure on housing, transport, and services.
London could continue to have the, much smaller, UK parliament. The Lords would then be abolished.
I would say Birmingham or Manchester.
Given that the BBC has partly decentralised to the northwest it wouldn't be a bad choice.
But I do think there will be a growing call for a genuine English Parliament, and the idea of just expecting Scottish MPs not to vote on English issues will be seen as a copout.
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