If cynicism is the order of the day I would say that yesterday's political
antics at the rocks was political manouvering.
In the early hours, before dawn, Nick Clegg was asked by the reporter from
the BBC whether the plan for the tunnel was a reality. Clegg's answer,
which I thought to be a wee odd, was that he wouldn't have been down at the
rocks at such an early hour if it wasn't. But why was he down at the rocks
at such an early hour, after all it wasn't a solstice which would normally
attract such timely visits. There was no need for him to announce the plan
to BBC Breakfast more than any other news bulletins.
Later David Cameron turned up and appeared on the BBC lunchtime news. I
thought he looked a bit miffed as if someone had taken the wind out of his
sails. He had turned up only to offer 'old news', as if he had missed the
I wonder if Clegg had got a whiff of Cameron's visit and had hoped to take
the political credit by getting there before him.
Clegg's political future doesn't look too good at the moment so he needs
every photo opportunity between now and the election. It is such a pity
that once again archaeology, our heritage, becomes a political football.
On 2 Dec 2014 09:25, "Michael" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> To be really really cynical - it was probably much the same reason why
> Stonehenge was built in the first place.
> Some big wig promised a massive project prosperity for all, etc.
> On 02/12/2014 08:50, John Wood wrote:
>> Of course on could be more cynical and wonder whether the Tory hierarchy
>> have interests in a construction company that possesses a soon to be
>> redundant, after Cross Rail is finished, tunnel boring machine.
>> On 2 Dec 2014 08:42, "Cerridwen Connelly" <cerridwen.connelly@
>> They will never spend all that money for a long tunnel. Just like 2002
>>> over again.
>>> Widen the road by two lanes. Badaboom! Problem solved and very little
>>> archaeology disturbed to go to Salisbury Museum. How wide is a lane? Not