Few people, if anyone at all, voted in the Scottish referendum based on their view of HS2 – and we wouldn’t have asked them to.
However, it was clear in the run-up to the vote, and in the comments on twitter afterwards, that a number of Scottish voters view HS2 as an English project that they are having to pay for.
Stop buying luxury goods folks we have to pay for HS2 & London Sewers. We had earmarked it for welfare & bedroomtax help but that’s doomed.
— John (@RadioGuyGlasgow) September 19, 2014
But it’s not just Scottish voters who are angry about having to pay for HS2.
From the West Country
— Jill (@Eglantine99) September 19, 2014
to East Anglia
— Darren Lewittino (@DarrenLewitt) September 19, 2014
people object to paying for a high speed train that not only goes nowhere near them, but will cause their local economies to shrink.