Dutchyankee…You make a fair point. Destruction would be a last resort……. however I do think that in the UK the culture is to dwell on past glories rather than be forward thinking and dynamic. This would simply be another relic.
I am sure BA would love to derive publicity from displaying Concorde but the reality is they are in name only the same company as the one which flew that great aircraft. Had they, AF and Airbus allowed it to remain flying, rather than tear the guts out of every airframe, then the benefits to the country as a whole may have been more significant.