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Grayling gives go-ahead for tunnel

A tunnel is to be built under Stonehenge under plans announced by ministers, in a move that will reignite the controversy over improving major roads around the ancient site.

Chris Grayling said he was taking a “big decision” to transform the A303, one of the main arteries to the south-west and a notorious bottleneck for lorries and holidaymakers, as part of a £2bn investment.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12th January 2017ce

Comments (3)

Another example of someone making a wrong decision with the best of intentions :( Posted by CARL
12th January 2017ce
Yes, well that nincompoop Grayling can be relied upon to do the wrong thing, it's his stock-in-trade. ironstone Posted by ironstone
12th January 2017ce
Grayling has the best of intentions to hand over a massive quantity of public cash to a private company (that he may or may not have had conversations with or have a connection to). He was Lord Chancellor and did the Work and Pensions job during a "period of adjuxtment" of such. He did a History degree 30-odd years ago. His career has been in Information and Crisis Management. He worked for Burston Marsteller Company (New York) crisis managed for Philip Morris, Three Mile Island, the US ram-raid on the Asian Stock Exchange etc.

Maybe the construction company that built the Mimmelian Domb will get the contract to dig the tunnel. I cannot see why not. Estimated costs are at 2 Billion Pounds. This will over-run massively. More than double.

Whatever the company that gets the contract, I am sure they will have a name like Carrolian, Maester, Sponvak, Intrastrive, Kelger, Bamb or Splingefern. They will be based offshore and pay little or no tax in the UK.

Tractors, quads, motorbikes and the Stonehenge Visitor Centre Bus will still be visible and audible.

Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
12th January 2017ce
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