Today, the Sunday Telegraph has published a major news item about the recent Public Accounts Commttee inquiry: we’re really pleased the broadsheets are starting to pick up on this, following several press releases Stop HS2 has issued about it.
Our featured video shows the embarrassment for the Department for Transport when they are forced to reveal that HS2 has been given the poor rating of “AMBER/ RED” by the Major Projects Authority. This means “that successful delivery of the project is in doubt with major risks or issues apparent in a number of key areas. Urgent action is needed to ensure these are addressed, and whether resolution is feasible”.
In addition Aylesbury MP, David Lidington has written to Frances Maude, the Minister in charge of the MPA, to ask him to provide further details on the report and to place a copy in the library of the House of Commons.
As well the Telegraph also published an article about Justine Greening’s completely ungreen suggestion of moving ancient woodland. You can’t move ancient woodland, but read the article to find out more. (And if are studying for English exams you could call it revision as it even quotes Macbeth – and Joe Rukin, our campaign Co-ordinator.)
- Sunday Telegraph: Red alert over HS2 rail link
- Video: Red-Amber Faces for HS2’s rating at the Department for Transport
- Birmingham Post: HS2 ‘will still go ahead’ despite Queen’s Speech omission, insists DfT
- Steve Baker, MP: Justine Greening must review HS2 in the public interest
- David Lidington MP: A letter to Francis Maude concerning the Major Project Authority and HS2
- Sunday Telegraph: How to protect ancient woodland from HS2 – just move it