Wigan MP Lisa Nandy said she couldn’t justify HS2 to her constituents, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP said he would cancel it immediately, and with the exception of just one person there was no love for HS2 on Valentines Day, as the BBC Question Time audience in Aylesbury said the money earmarked for it should be spent in the North instead.
On Monday 11th February, Dispatches on Channel 4 will be covering HS2. If the title of the programme “HS2 the Great Train Robbery” wasn’t enough of a giveaway, here Dispatches reporter Liam Halligan explains to Kelvin MackKenzie what he found.
A fortnight ago, former chair of HS2 Ltd Sir Terry Morgan, admitted that ‘nobody knows’ what HS2 will end up costing, and as part of preparing the ground for either descoping or another cost increase, he warned that ‘something has to give. Here are the highlights.