Move the British capital

Your London manifesto (4 June) fails to mention one possibility - moving the capital. After all, some other countries have done so in recent years: Brazil, Pakistan and, at an earlier date, Turkey.

Where should the capital be? Obviously, more northern and central, perhaps near Nottingham or in a "greenfield" site further north in the Gretna-Carlisle area.

Edward T Hunter-Blair
Castle Douglas, Scotland

This article first appeared in the 02 July 2001 issue of the New Statesman, Best of young British