Philip Hammond is using every weapon at his disposal to get people to support HS2 in the consultation process.
With just one week left of the HS2 consultation, Philip Hammond issued a message of strong support for HS2 on at least one train company employee intranet, urging rail employees “who have a very significant stake in seeing HS2 come to fruition” to respond to the consultation.
The Campaign for HSR have been given information about what the responses to the HS2 consultation say before the consultation finishes, and are using it to encourage their supporters to respond.
A tweet from Rail magazine reads “RAIL subscribers…..if you support HS2, please return the HS2 consultation card inserted in the new issue you should have had this morning.”
Some of Philip Hammond’s efforts might just work.
So it is vital that every single person opposed to HS2 responds to the consultation. It can be as simple as writing “no” for answers 1-5 on a postcard and sending it to freepost RSLX-UCGZ-UKSS, High Speed Rail Consultation, PO BOX 59528, London, SE1 9AX or email email@example.com.