HS2: “A white elephant on wheels”

This week, the subject of HS2 came up on the BBCs Question Time. As when it has come up before, it didn’t exactly get rousing support, with even the leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson MSP straying from the party line.

Reaction to HS2 Phase 2b Announcement

On Tuesday, when the Phase 2b ‘announcement’ was made by Government, the Victoria Derbyshire Show interviewed leeds City Council Leader Judith ‘Trolleybus’ Blake and Stop HS2 Campaign Manager, Joe Rukin. Here’s how it went:
 

From the Archives: Cornish objections to HS2

When this was filmed, the cost of HS2 construction was supposed to be £42 billion, but since the 2015 Autumn Statement the overall cost now stands at £55 billion.

Cutting out the politicians’ spin, how the public in Cornwall responds to HS2.
BBC Question Time, 31st October 2013.

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