This morning’s Today program featured a debate on HS2 between David Begg from the Campaign for High Speed Rail and Jerry Marshall, a fellow anti-HS2 campaigner and chair of Agahst.
I was surprised to hear David Begg saying that his organisation was formed because of the myths being promolgated and that the Government’s “hands are tied” during the consultation period.
The answer to myths is to make sure the facts are known.
If the Government can’t tell us the facts during the Consultation, when will they?
Are they going to suddenly say, on the 30th July, after the consultation finishes “thanks for the responses, but you know what, they are all based on myths: here are the facts”.
What are they telling us now, if it isn’t the facts?
You can hear the program on iPlayer about 1:53 into the program.