Motorists are being sent on a 41-mile diversion because of a 65ft stretch of roadworks.
The small section of the A352 in Godmanstone, Dorset, will be closed between Monday and Friday next week for work on a sewage system.
Just over 65ft of the carriageway will be closed off by workmen but Dorset County Council have given an official diversion measuring an incredible 41 miles that goes via another county.
Be the first time many of the locals will have been out of the county.
One of the things many don’t know. Dorset was one of the poorest places in England from the industrial revolution up to, hmm, perhaps the 1960s? Precisely and exactly because it didn’t actually take part in that industrial revolution.
From a book I recall – agricultural wages there were some 8 shillings a week when up north, in Lancashire and the collection area of labour for the mills they were 25 shillings. Meaning that one group of beneficiaries from the Satanic excrecences was the peeps who didn’t go work in them but could have done.
Or, alternatively, Marx was right about what raises wages, capitalist competition for the profits to be made by employing labour.