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We understand that English Heritage, Historic England and The National Trust are planning to release a joint statement:


“We are delighted that the Government has rejected the recommendation of both UNESCO and its own Planning Inspectorate and has announced it will go ahead with the tunnel, as advocated by us. This is indeed a momentous decision and we have decided the tunnel should be named in a way that will constantly remind posterity of what we achieved in the face of fierce opposition from UNESCO, people in 168 countries and the Government’s own so-called experts.

In particular, we feel the memory of the free view of the stones should be memorialised since, as Jacob Rees-Mogg told the Commons last week, “one of the joys of going on the current A303 is that one gets a glimpse of Stonehenge and I think that is a great benefit and it’s uplifting for people to see”.

It would be tragic if the memory of that free view, enjoyed by millions of people a year, slipped from the world’s memory. By naming it the Stonehenge Free View Memorial Tunnel we feel confident that won’t happen and it will always be remembered by future generations, along with our pivotal role in it’s disappearance. We did it for ever, for everyone and now everyone will remember what we did, forever.”


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