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Tear down 24 Sussex?

What should be done with the PM’s home? Tell us what you think.

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I have stalled as long as I could but I’m off to the budget lockup. While we’re all stuck in there, here‘s something else to debate: is 24 Sussex Dr., the residence of the prime minister, a “heritage” building that must be preserved — even though political pressure will always discourage its tenant-of-the-moment from doing necessary maintenance, so the whole place is constantly a tad run-down — or should it be razed in favour of a brand-new building? Or should the PM and his family pay rent on the open market like proper folk? It’s your debate, but I should say I find myself in the unaccustomed position of agreeing with Maureen McTeer.

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