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On 9 December 2007, The Heritage Journal published this statement:

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“We are delighted to join with many other concerned bodies such as the National Trust and the Stonehenge Alliance in welcoming the government’s announcement that they have cancelled the Stonehenge Project and any intention to construct new roads over the World Heritage Site”.


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No, that wasn’t a misprint! In 2009 The National Trust really did welcome the fact that plans to construct new roads over the World Heritage Site had been cancelled. But that was then. Now, The Trust is supporting and encouraging the construction of a mile of new dual carriageway over the World Heritage Site (and it deliberately manipulated its 2017 AGM vote to that end).

Amazing,  isn’t it, such a change, the result, presumably, of an off-the-record call from very high. What other explanation can there be since it’s a change only to the wording, not to the facts? All that has happened is that massive damage has been re-described as massive improvement and the proud watchword “forever, for everyone” has been twisted into “Whatever the Government wants”. Serious questions will soon need to be asked about the behaviour of The National Trust.

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Was this the moment when “massive damage” became “massive improvement”?

 

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