What is High Speed 2? It’s the Government’s proposed 250mph railway line from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds – tearing through some of the most cherished and unspoilt countryside in Britain.
This proposed new railway will cost the country £32 billion – equivalent to £51 million from every parliamentary constituency, so it will affect you!
That’s money that could be much better spent on things like health, education and regional development. Think how many schools, hospitals and care homes could be funded with just a fraction of that money.
Why are we so strong in our opposition?
Ÿ The benefits of High Speed 2 are greatly exaggerated
Ÿ The permanent environmental damage is ignored
Ÿ The technology is totally unproven
Ÿ There are much cheaper, better and more environmentally responsible ways, (it has an unknown impact in terms of the increase in carbon emisions) of both improving our transport infrastructure and closing the North-South divide
Just click this link: www.highspeedrail.org.uk and follow the instructions, to make it easy to tell your MP what you think..
When you have done that, please forward this message to your friends, relations, Christmas card list and business contacts, basically everyone you know, and ask them to do the same.