John Penrose is an ignorant twat, isn\’t he?

Writing in Wednesday\’s edition of The Daily Telegraph, John Penrose, who lost his job in last September’s reshuffle, says the country’s best views should be “listed”.

Mr Penrose says there are not enough protections for the UK’s best urban views, like Bath’s royal crescent,

No one is going to build on the lawn in front of the royal crescent so there is no need to have a bureaucratic system which stops people building on the lawn in front of the royal crescent.

There really are some problems that voluntary communal action can solve you know, not everything requires the expensive and meddling hand of the State.

If I were to be charitable about this suggestion I would assume that the Hon. Dido Harding is looking for a suitably grand bureaucratic job as assigner of protection to views. Other than that I can see no reason for anyone at all to put forward such a lunatic idea.

One comment on “John Penrose is an ignorant twat, isn\’t he?

  1. Whilst I agree that he seems to be fishing for a sinecure Timmy, I can’t help wondering what effect such powers would have, on the relentless deployment of wind farms on our landscape, and in our coastal waters.

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