Mark Littlewood of the Institute of Economic Affairs gives his view on HS2
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.
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;
In the BBC Debate last week, both Ukip & The Green Party very much stuck to their guns, pointing out that HS2 is simply an extravagance.
When Phase 1 of HS2 got Royal Assent, there as lots of media coverage. This is just one of those pieces, from Radio 5 Live.
Last week, BBC Inside Out London went to look at the Colne Valley. Here’s what Mike Dilger found.
The new route of HS2 through Leicestershire is not impressing many, including another set of people at yet another new housing estate that HS2 Ltd decided to impact, because they didn’t know it existed. Here are reports from the BBC and ITV, ahead of the meeting on Tuesday, earlier this week.