Having lost all the arguments (and been told so by UNESCO), Highways England is now resorting to the fall-back fiction that £1.6bn is all Britain can afford to spend on the Stonehenge tunnel. It’s a wicked lie, and here’s the proof:

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The public is entitled to ask: why haven’t English Heritage, Historic England and the hapless National Trust not made that same point? Surely it’s because all three see a financial or other advantage to themselves in not doing so. So much for, respectively, “standing on the spot where history happened”, “championing and protecting historic places” and “preserving and protecting the heritage at our places and spaces for ever, for everyone”!

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