No compensation for “like living next to a Berlin Wall”

Londoners whose homes or businesses which will be hit by noise and pollution during construction of HS2 are being short-changed in terms of compensation. They want a similar deal to those affected in rural areas where people up to 300m from the work will get additional money.

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The ‘Fair Deal for London’ Alliance has launched a government e-petition calling for fair compensation for the capital, with the aim of obtaining a debate in parliament on the subject.

If you wish to sign the petition, you can do so at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/71100.

Boris on HS2 – in 2012

In 2012, Boris Johnson visited Ruislip to see Stop HS2 campaigners there. The benefit cost ratio has gone done since then, so given that the business case was doubtful then, it has got even worse since.

Report from ITV London News, Wed 11th Jan 2012

Keep the country safe by scrapping HS2

John Baron MP secures a debate on defence spending and says the UK is making grave errors in cutting defence spending. Here he suggests where cuts should be made to allow the UK to be able to afford its essential defence requirements. House of Commons, 19th June 2014.

Floods could sink HS2?

BBC News Chief Political Correspondent Norman Smith suggests that HS2 could one of the biggest casualties of the floods....
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