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Half Nelson’s Column

by | 12th, July 2006

TODAY Britons walk a little shorter.

It is our painful duty to report that Nelson’s Column is 16ft shorter than it was yesterday.

We had thought the Trafalgar Square landmark stood at an impressive 185ft. But now we learn in the Mail that it is a mere 169ft high.

This is cruel indeed. And may be a sign of how far Britain has slipped since the monument to the country’s great military leader was erected 163 years ago.

As the Express says, the new measurement comes as “blow to national pride and identity”. Surely it does.

And we wonder how such a mistake could have been made. The Mail says it’s to do with including the height

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