Friday, 2 January 2015

Treasure Means "Never Have to Work Again"

This puts 'living off the state' in a totally new light. Lenborough Hoard, not-in-it-fer-the-munny, but finder is quoted by the Daily Mail as allegedly saying....
"this means I will never have to work again - it's a massive weight off my mind".
Working for a living rather than profiting from flogging off the nation's archaeological heritage tends to be (source: 'Amateur treasure hunter finds £1million hoard of 1,000-year-old Anglo Saxon coins - after a whip-round for petrol to get there' Daily Mail, 1 January 2015).

Heritage Action take the idea to its logical conclusion in their "Heritage Shorts":
Maybe we should now make “Treasure Hunting” one of the activities we should be encouraging Jobseekers to indulge in? We could keep paying them Jobseekers Allowance on condition they spend at least 40 hours a week searching and then stop if they hit the jackpot. Everyone’s a winner, innit? The rest of the world would be even further impressed by how enlightened Britain’s portable antiquities policies is.

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