Oak Tree Lament by Dirty Mavis

Chilterns band Dirty Mavis performing Oak Tree Lament in some of the areas threatened by the construction of HS2, the UK’s planned high-speed railway line between London and Birmingham. The whole premise of HS2 is based on flawed arguments and if it goes ahead is set to be the government’s White Elephant.

The Oak Tree Lament is available to buy, and part of the profits is donated to Stop HS2.

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4 comments to “Oak Tree Lament by Dirty Mavis”
  1. HAVING JUST READ THAT LABOUR COUNCILLORS IN GREENWICH, FORCED TO RELEASE INFORMATION, DECIDED TO BACK THE BUILDING OF THE SILVERTOWN TUNNEL [[A THIRD BLACKWALL TUNNEL] A YEAR AGO WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE THAT IT WOULD DO ANY GOOD [I BELIEVE EVEN NOW THE CASE FOR IT IS WEAK] I HAVE EVEN LESS FAITH IN THE HS2 PROJECT AND GREATER SUSPICIONS AS TO WHY REPORTS ARE BEING SAT ON AND LIES TOLD.IT SEEMS WE ARE HAVING OUR MONEY SPENT AND WASTED BY FOOLS AND ARROGANT SELF-SERVING POLTICIANS OF ALL PARTIES, AND I WISH WE COULD TAKE DECISIONS ON BIG PROJECTS OUT OF THE HANDS OF SUCH PEOPLE WHO SEEM INTERESTED ONLY IN THEIR OWN EGOS AND POLITICAL AGENDAS, WHETHER SUCH SCHEMES ARE GOOD FOR US OR THE ENVIRONMENT.WHATEVER THE RIGHTS AND WRONGS OF THE SILVERTOWN TUNNEL, THOSE WHO VOTED FOR IT WITH NO EVIDENCE OF ANY POSITIVE EFFECTS, SHOULD SURELY BE FORCED TO RESIGN.HOW CAN I VOTE FOR ANY PARTY WHOSE REPRESENTATIVES BEHAVE IN SUCH AN IRRESPONSIBLE WAY?

    NO WONDER POLITICAL PARTIES ARE LOSING MEMBERS AND MANY DON’T VOTE BUT I WAS SUPRISED TO READ THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS HAVE RAISED THEIR MEMBERSHIP BY 200 OR SO.

    I WATCH PRIME MINISTER’S QUESTION TIME AND SEE A BUNCH OF SILLY PEOPLE BEHAVING IN A WAY THAT WOULD RESULT IN THEIR SACKING ANYWHERE ELSE AND ALL THEY SEEM TO CARE ABOUT IS GETTING ONE UP ON EACH OTHER WHICH IS OF COURSE THE WAY THE IDEA OF HS2 FIRST CAME INTO BEING.

    THEN I SEE THE TORIES TRYING TO DELETE THEIR RECORDS HOPING WE ARE SO STUPID WE WON’T REALIZE THEY ARE GOING AGAINST WHAT THEY HAVE SAID BEFORE AND WON’T BE ABLE TO HOLD THEM TO THEIR PROMISES.CAMERON SAID HE WOULD PROTECT OUR GREEN BELT BUT HIS ACTIONS SHOW HE IS A LIAR AND NOT TO BE TRUSTED.I HAVE LOST ALL FAITH IN THESE PEOPLE, OF ALL PARTIES,AND FEEL THEY NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FAR MORE.

    THEY WANT TO BE SEEN DOING ‘BIG’ PROJECTS AND CARE LITTLE ABOUT THE SMALLER THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO US AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.

    MARK

  2. Over 100 million tonnes excavated of soil, subsoil and rock from Euston to Birmingham and most used to degrade farmed land and pastures either side of the route and most unsuitable for recyling into HS2 Phase 1 Route 3. For extra tracks and roads may be another 50 million tonnes. There may be more to excavate as no significant route cores taken. Also millions of tonnes of ballast to import.

    What a price of degradation for 20 minutes and no county commuter benefits.

    Happy New Year.

    Please complete your Envirormental Statement response and add a note saying that you have not had the time to digest all images and text that explains some of the impacts but not all as many interviews and issues not undertaken. A costly rush is not to the nations benefit and Route 3 Phase 1 falls short of what could be delivered for £50 Billion across the nation’s more pressing needed facilities, services and power stations.

    • Well done chriseaglen for spotting the underlying objective of defiling the fair bosom of our precious land with the dumped residue of excavation .All this talk of ‘bunds’ and ‘landscaping’ is now clearly revealed as merely a cloak for deposition and despoilation!
      And this imported ‘ballast’ you mention…It’s no doubt just that: ‘imported’ foreign and probably sub standard,in preference to locally sourced uk material, and probably chosen by the contractor for purely financial reasons.
      Thank you for exposing yet more dreadful aspects of this truly monstrous scheme.
      A happy- but ever vigilent- New Year to you all. No surrender!

      • For safety reasons I think you’ll find the lorryloads of ballast would have to be far from substandard, and could also be set with polyurethane to stop it moving under speeding trains. The environmentally friendly plot thickens!

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