Spend the HS2 Money in the North says Aylesbury Question Time Audience

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy said she couldn’t justify HS2 to her constituents, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP said he would cancel it immediately, and with the exception of just one person there was no love for HS2 on Valentines Day, as the BBC Question Time audience in Aylesbury said the money earmarked for it should be spent in the North instead.

HS2 and Public Sector Pay on Question Time

For the last two weeks, HS2 has come up on BBC Question Time, both times being mentioned as something which could be cut to help pay for public sector pay increases. Jacob Rees Mogg and Nick Ferarri have basically made the same point, that if you don’t want to increase borrowing or taxes, then to increase Government spending on one item, something else has to go, so why not pick the most useless item of Government spending?

We’ve added  these  clips to our playlist of the times HS2 has got a kicking on Question Time.

 

Minister says HS2 should be cancelled to save money

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has reopened the debate about HS2, questioning whether it is worthwhile spending the money on it when cash is desperately needed for public services.

Here’s how this was covered by Roberto Perrone on BBC Three Counties Radio;

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