Blame the people, of course!
Are we ready to get nostalgic yet? In a fit of pique and disinterest we got rid of it, but now we are realising that it will be gone for ever and ever. And they'll just use the money for something else that we won't even notice, like to give Reilly or Burton more money to pour into their black holes. Some people loved it, some people hated it, but there was no doubt it added to the nation's gaiety.