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Question of time

So 10 Downing Street thinks the Wafic Said Oxford planning permission story is, and I quote, 'a barrel-load of bollocks', and that it would be extremely unusual for Prime Ministerial intervention in the planning process. This is probably true, as there has been little need for intervention when Prince Charles is around. On the other hand, it has been known. Let me take you back to the 1950s and the days of the Harold Macmillan government. A permission was given for what was then the ...

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