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Hellman files #167

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A trawl through Hellman’s archives, in which we uncover gems that are as relevant now as they were then

Prince Charles’ ‘black spider letters’ revealed last week do not extend to the notorious Chelsea Barracks scheme as the government has since banned publication of royal correspondence written in more recent years. But it was suggested that Charles privately persuaded site owner and fellow royal the autocratic Sheikh THE HELLMAN FILES #167 of Qatar (where flogging and semi-slavery are specialities) to withdraw Rogers Stirk Harbour’s proposals. Charles must know his architectural interventions could be seen as political by seeking to subvert the legal democratic planning process, compromising crown impartiality. This cartoon is from the AJ for 30.04.09. 

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