HS2 not value for money and new compensation scheme not impressing residents

Two reports from BBC London

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Northern leaders want to shut up economist

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

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Friday in Parliament – watch HS2 Referendum Bill debate live

The HS2 Referendum Bill debate follows the Local Government (Review of Decisions) Bill. Here’s the live feed from Parliament (it may need a special plug-in and not all browsers will display this):

PS We’ll tweet from @stophs2 when the HS2 Referendum debate starts.

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