Naturally I had to respond:
Good idea Alex.
But in UK terms Manchester isn't in the North. It's only just beyond the end of the Metropolitan Line. The mid-point of the UK mainland is Kendal. If we count the offshore islands the centre of the country is Lockerbie...
So let's really put the new Senate in the north. I suggest Glasgow as a suitable location.
We need an appropriate building; one close to the city centre but not too far from the airport. A listed building that's close to the motorway system. A building that may shortly become available. A building that would come complete with the world's largest supply of union jacks.
Put the Senate in Ibrox Stadium!