HS2 isn’t about commuters in Milton Keynes

Lots of people have misconceptions about HS2 and where it goes – a recently published article about HS2 says “So here’s the really clever bit about HS2. We build...

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How much change on the Hybrid Bill Committee?

Back in March, when the HS2 Hybrid Bill Committee published their First Special Report their assumption was that the committee would be unchanged, with the document saying: The carry-over...

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Jim O’Neill at the Economics Affairs Committee

This week, Jim O’Neill, from the City Growth Commission, has been appointed as Commercial Secretary of the Treasury and will be heavily involved in the “Northern Powerhouse”. But Jim...

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Osborne and the Northern Powerhouse

Later today, George Osborne will be making a speech about the Northen Powerhouse in Manchester.  These ideas are widely seen as aimed at improving the appeal of the Conservative...

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This was originally published on HS2 and the Enviroment. When the 2010-2015 Parliament was dissolved on Monday 31st March the...

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Financial Times: Folly of a £50bn HS2 project must hit the buffers getWestLondon: Frustration after local issues ignored on...

Jim O’Neill at the Economics Affairs Committee

This week, Jim O’Neill, from the City Growth Commission, has been appointed as Commercial Secretary of the Treasury and will be heavily involved in the “Northern Powerhouse”. But Jim is very skeptical of HS2, as this clip from earlier this year shows.

Professor Lord May of Oxford is so appalled by the behaviour of HS2 Ltd that he says he would trust few people involved with HS2 to mow his lawn. Then, giving evidence, respected Mancunian economist and chair of the Cities Growth Commission, Jim O’Neill, reveals that the leaders of northern cities are unwilling to listen to the strong evidence that shows it would be far preferable for northern cities to be better connected to each other rather than connected by HS2 to London.
House of Lords Ecomonics Affairs Committee: Economic Case for HS2, 13th January 2015

Two questions for Andrea

Andrea Leadsom MP being interviewed before the HS2 Debate
Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northamtonshire has been appointed a minister in the Department of Energy and Climate Change....
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