I have now had a response from the Secretary of State where I stated that the road being built by East Sussex County Council was being built through a site of national heritage importance where the Hastings Burgh (pre1066 built by Alfred the great)was located.
The response from the Minister, from another MP on his behalf, as if to say this isn’t something I want to personally sign off, is clearly distancing himself from the actions of East Sussex County Council. A copy of that letter is found here.
This clearly tells any journalist or media person (like myself) that they are on the back foot and looking for someone to blame. Is it English Heritage or the County Archaeologist, who has not stopped the road when all the evidence of the archeology is crying out for someone in authority to intervene, or is it the councilors, or local MPs who are clearly very disposable. The wind has changed and now we shall see who is responsible for this spending heritage mess. The last people to take the blame will be the Government.
We shall find out shortly as more evidence comes out of the ground. Don’t shoot me I am just the messenger. Everyone has to stand by the decisions they made, right or wrong. The really clever ones make sure they are on the winning side when the drawbridge comes down and it is clearly about to drop:)