Here are just some of the tweets over the last month linking the issues of flooding and HS2
— Liam Kelly (@liam_kelly_4) December 26, 2015
what’s more urgent: flood defences or HS2? Do you need a Bachelor Degree to answer that? https://t.co/I0CaJQGjN3
— Jacqueline Smith (@jackiesmith1a) December 27, 2015
— David Physick (@Fizzinnf) January 3, 2016
— Tony Dudley (@thiseagle) December 6, 2015
— Kat Ellis (@KatEllis37) January 3, 2016
— TingewickPotter (@TingewickPotter) December 28, 2015
@lbc I am in Yorkshire Mr Mellor and I’d rather have flood defences than a nuclear sub or HS2,so please don’t tell me what I think
— Paul (@Mr_G_V) January 2, 2016
— Karen (@WoodyGull) December 27, 2015
— Gilbert Rascal (@RussLand1) December 26, 2015
— Eddy (@Eddystwit) January 3, 2016
— Richard Crow (@RebelHQ) December 28, 2015
Trident, HS2, Brimstone bombs … so much more important than flood defences, says Dave.
— Dame Alun Roberts (@ciabaudo) December 27, 2015
Would you agree that the £43 million budget for the questionable HS2 rail link would be better spent on improving UK flood defences?
— Robert GH Richards (@BobScredington) January 3, 2016
— Grant J. Evatt (@grant829) December 8, 2015
30-70 billion 2 build just 1 high speed railway HS2 should b diverted immediately 2 flood defence & stop this misery for 1000s now #r4today
— elvin peel (@elvinpeel) December 29, 2015
— left of Left (@left_of_Left) December 27, 2015
Multi £billion flood cleanup and a civil engineering task lasting a generation to rebuild flood defences. Perhaps time to ditch #HS2
— Garry Williams (@GarryEWilliams) December 28, 2015
— Andy Charman (@AndyRFCCharman) December 26, 2015
money spent on useless nuclear weapons and HS2 would be better spent on improving public services & flood defences enhancing peoples lives
— terryw (@ticketyboo1821) December 28, 2015
@UK__News Cancel HS2 and use funds instead to take action on flood prevention, prevention is easier than you think, if you use your brain.
— Dr. Ray Edwards (@EdwardsParasas) December 10, 2015
Scrap the UK HS2 project and spend the money on flood defences, make huge reservoirs to take excess rainfall in vulnerable areas
— Geoffrey Taylor (@0007_taylor) December 28, 2015
Time to scrap the nonsensical HS2 (which would save a whole 20 mins journey time to London) & invest the £45 billion in flood defences
— Dorina (@Dorina335) December 27, 2015
— Alix Dickinson (@alixdickinson) January 2, 2016
Flood defenses or #HS2 white elephant? Dave won’t though have to wear wellies on his environmentally-destructive vanity project.
— Charlie Bowman (@Frugalista76) December 28, 2015
Hmmmm…HS2 or flood…defences?..
— joey heroin (@joeyheroin) December 10, 2015
@toryboypierce And..The North might appreciate £50bn being spent on flood defences rather than HS2 – to get to London 20 minutes quicker
— Trevor Honeyman (@TrevorHoneyman) December 28, 2015
— Luke Herrington (@LHerrington90) December 29, 2015
— Lady Muck o’ Lochay (@Mae_Carson2) December 28, 2015
HS2 or flood defences? I think I know what the majority would choose. #corruptionrules
— Geoff (@gplondon) December 29, 2015
This government is renowned for the way it wastes money.. eg. HS2 and foreign aid.. the 2.3 billion is small change https://t.co/Ze8yL4uGTM
— Wheat-Boss Mark (@Arable_Farmer) January 3, 2016
Shows everything that is wrong with this country when we waste money on that white elephant HS2 and can’t protect people’s homes from flood!
— Mr Feet NFFC (@TheFootLong) December 28, 2015
@RealBristolNews maybe HS2 is a cunning southerners escape plan from the floods in north? Maybe China should fund British flood defence?
— Bijan Tayari (@BijTayari) December 11, 2015
I do not require a knighthood for the following: 1.There are NO votes in HS2 2.To GAIN votes dropHS2 in favour of effective flood prevention
— Adrian Mourby (@AdrianMourby) December 28, 2015
— Carl Deaker (@cdeaker) December 26, 2015
100 billion on HS2 just to get to the flooded areas of the UK 20 mins quicker..do the right thing and spend that money on flood defences
— Stephen Ugarte (@mantua961) December 28, 2015
— Paul Peacock (@paulspeacock) December 15, 2015
— gilberdyke spotter (@GilberdykeRail) January 3, 2016
@BBC_HaveYourSay I know where the government can get £80 billion from to spend on flood defences. Scrap HS2.
— Richard Bartley (@RBRbBartley) December 28, 2015
Watching the latest flooding on the news. I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again: scrap HS2 & invest in large-scale flood defence instead.
— Classical Martin (@TallMartinH) December 26, 2015
— Richard Wellings (@RichardWellings) December 28, 2015
@politicshome can anyone explain why Govt is happy to spend £60bn on HS2 white elephant but won't spend £500m on proper flood defence?
— Paul B (@58paulb) January 3, 2016
— Furness Dweller (@FurnessDweller) December 22, 2015
Wouldn’t the cash he’s wasting on HS2 be better spent on flood mitigation & preparedness? Tory PM Cameron floods https://t.co/9aK9kXXxAQ
— Carol Percy (@DrCarolPercy) December 28, 2015
The government should cancel HS2 and spend the money on proper flood defences. https://t.co/nWP7ffPc7L
— Sir William Davenant (@SirWilliamD) December 27, 2015
— Dave Madden (@redmadden) December 29, 2015
Soon Londoners will be able to visit flooded Northern Powerhouse on £80bn HS2 vanity railway. Wouldn’t want to spend that on flood defences.
— Paul Jones (@paulontheisland) December 26, 2015
Hope geological surveys have been done across the Staffordshire flood plains#HS2
— Carol Hulme (@carol_hulme) December 28, 2015
— neiall mullery (@neiallswheel) December 29, 2015