From The Scotsman:
...the Culture Secretary has refused to save Undershaw, where Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes, because the Scottish writer "does not occupy a significant enough position in the nation's consciousness"."Does not occupy a significant enough position in the nation's consciousness". How dumb can you get?
The house was partly designed in 1897 by Conan Doyle himself, along with architect Joseph Henry Hall, and was used by the writer to entertain many literary guests including Bram Stoker and the young Virginia Woolf.
I guess all politicians are cut from the same cloth, no matter where they hail from.