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... or, the Victorians had none. This was one of the plans for the Albert Memorial; apparently, it was abandoned on grounds of cost, rather than on the more plausible basis that it would have been the ugliest thing ever built.
Mr. David Lepper: ... I am concerned that the Bill might not prevent obstruction such as that perpetrated by Mr. van Hoogstraten because it does not provide a right to require the removal of buildings that obstruct rights of way. It is a building that obstructs part of the right of way on the van Hoogstraten estate.
That is a point of detail, but it is of local concern to me, to my constituents and, I am sure, to Mr. van Hoogstraten. I believe that he was once one of my constituents, but thankfully he is one no longer.
Mr. David Taylor: Where has he gone then?
Mr. Lepper: I hope, as I am sure my constituents do, that he is incarcerated in his mausoleum.
Here is the gigantic and hideous house which he is building in Sussex. Or a map. It has a frontage longer than Buckingham Palace and contains a mausoleum which is intended to last 5,000 years. Long may he rest in it -- and soon....
BBC News has buggered up its web design. It now has cookies and stupid forms to try to figure out which part of the world you're in, and, worst of all, the `low graphics' version now has no graphics at all, so in order to view the photos on the site you need the `graphical' version which is full of offensive web design and does its best to set the font size to something tiny and unreadable. Idiots.
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