Today saw the Government announce that it is committed to building a mile of new dual carriageway through the Stonehenge World Heritage Site and dismiss the environmental impact of building in the South Downs National Park, destroying ancient woodland and harming the setting of Arundel.
Added to this the huge amount of money being spent on roads in a gamble to boost the economy is likely to fail. Meanwhile the coastal railway is starved on any real investment and air pollution and congestion in our towns and cities is likely to rise. Bus services are being cut and local authorities are struggling to provide much needed services as their budgets are slashed.
In the face of all this, take some time out for an amusing reworking of the Department of Transport’s press release. Sometimes you just have to laugh.