Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The complications of history

The UK is plagued by the past. It's not just a rock, naval base, and air strip on the Mediterranean, but it's a village street in the Cotswolds. What do governments have to do in order to deal with seeming distractions like this?

Yellow car owners join rally in support of 'ugly' car
Yellow car owners have rallied in support of a vehicle blamed for ruining tourists' photographs in a picturesque Cotswold village.

A convoy of 100 cars has driven through Bibury in an act of solidarity towards Vauxhall Corsa owner Peter Maddox, 84.

Mr. Maddox and his car
Mr Maddox has come under fire for parking his car outside his cottage in Arlington Row.

Tourists have complained that it "ruins" the view and, earlier this year, the vehicle was vandalized…

Bibury, near Cirencester, was once described by William Morris as "the most beautiful village in England".

The National Trust owns the 17th Century cottages of Arlington Row, which are featured on the inside cover of the British passport and are some of the most photographed dwellings in the country…
The picturesque lane


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