More heritage flapdoodle

UNESCO is at it again.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/09/lake-district-is-uks-first-national-park-to-win-world-heritage-status

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Now of course we all love the Lake District. But as usual, such recognition is considered as a triumph, willy-nilly. This quote is as bland and simplistic as any from a local Chinese cadre:

This decision will undoubtedly elevate the position of the Lake District internationally, boosting tourism and benefiting local communities and businesses.

The BTL comments provide salient contrary views, notably

http://www.monbiot.com/2017/05/19/fell-purpose/

And now

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/11/lake-district-world-heritage-site-sheep

 

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