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More truth being tortured. See the Telegraph: “Now the Stonehenge tunnel has the green light, here are Britain’s worst traffic bottlenecks.” First, the tunnel doesn’t have the green light (unless friend-of-the-government Telegraph has been told otherwise.) Second, that headline implies Stonehenge is Britain’s worst bottleneck, which is a lie. There are hundreds of bottleneck areas and here are the worst ten:

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So the economic cost of congestion on the A303 near Stonehenge doesn’t register as high on the national scale, which begs the question did the tunnel have more to do with vote-catching than with rational economic necessity?

Perhaps the tunnel money could be spent in, for instance, Bristol or Leeds where the investment might be repaid in just a year rather than at Stonehenge where the National Audit Office and the Chancellor think it never will?

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