The Spectator magazine are hosting a debate about HS2 on 31st October.
The government is pressing ahead with an ambitious High Speed Rail service to better connect our largest cities.
It’s a plan that will take 20 years to complete, cost at least £50 billion and wreak havoc in the countryside. Is it worth it? Or is it just a Westminster vanity project?
By 2033, trains and conventional offices could be things of the past. Other countries are abandoning their high speed rail projects. So is the coalition on the wrong track? Should HS2 be stopped now before it’s too late?
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Doors open: 6:30pm
Debate starts: 7:00pm
Debate ends: 8:45pm
FOR THE MOTION
Nigel Farage MEP – Leader of the UK Independence Party
Rory Sutherland – Executive Creative Director and Vice-chairman of
Cheryl Gillan – MP for Chesham and Amersham
AGAINST THE MOTION
Matthew Parris – Journalist and former MP for West Derbyshire
Sir Richard Leese – Leader of Manchester City Council
Steve Norris – MP for Epping Forest and Member of the Treasury HS2 Growth Task Force
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