According to Dominic Cummings, in January last year the Prime Minister was presented with “garbage” evidence showing exponential increase in HS2 demand – demand that, if taken seriously, would have meant the entire country travelling on high speed rail. However, The Department for Transport said “We do not recognise the evidence being referred to in the blog in question.

This is consistent with the fact they appear not to recognise that the National Audit Office has warned that the Stonehenge scheme “has a significantly lower benefit-cost ratio than is usual in road schemes” and “could move to an even lower or negative value”!

Only good news seems to be admissible and for that English Heritage. Historic England and the National Trust are forever on hand! Want to dig up thousands of square yards of world heritage landscape? Give us a ring, we’ll enthuse about how it will be a cultural triumph!