It seems that London’s famous landmark, Big Ben, is leaning. And unlike either the Labour or Tory parties, to the left as well ;)
Not to be outdone by those clever little marketing gurus from Pisa it seems that our very own construction workers have been hard at work undermining the foundations of the Palace of Westminster with an underground multi-storey car park and extensions to the Jubilee line.
There was a slight panic when Professor Burland of Imperial College said the lean should not be a big worry for at least ’10,000 years’ but it seems he forgot that global warming will have killed us all by then and London will be well and truly flooded.
So, what best to do? Personally, I’d love to see parliment building and a leaning Big Ben sinking into the Thames but only if we can make sure it is full to capacity with politicians when this happens and all the doors are locked.
Now that spectacle would certainly generate more tourists than Italy gets!