One rule for the Government and one for the rest of us is in the news. A little-noted example is the way thefts from motorists are treated differently in different places …

1.) At Avebury, theft of valuable assets from cars are reported to be on the increase. Obviously, if caught, the culprits will be punished but the police advise that “car crime can often be prevented by vigilance and common sense security precautions.”

2.) Meanwhile, at Stonehenge, Highways England, supported by various heritage bodies, are plotting to steal valuable views from tens of millions of cars.

The Stonehenge thefts would be infinitely worse than the Avebury ones. Thefts from inside cars can always be replaced. Thefts from outside them can’t. Ever.

But now there’s a plan to effectively steal the whole thing!