At Stop HS2, we tend to report most on the economic and environmental problems with HS2 – but HS2 affects numerous people and families directly and personally. We hear some heartbreaking stories about how HS2 Ltd has acted towards individuals
Now, HS2 Disaster has launched a video which highlights some of the stories, along with a petition calling on Chris Grayling to cancel the project. However, this petition has now been surpassed by the official Stop HS2 one on the Government website (this is because the Government epetition website was suspended due to the 2017 election and not restored until September).
Already in the first few hours, the petition has had over 1000 people signing it.
The video features Crystal Ryall who says “How can you honestly tell people that their children and their parents are just going to be kicked out of the house they own?
“You’re not safe, because if the Government want it, they are going to take it, and that’s that. They should stop pouring all this money into something that’s never going to be any good to anybody.”
The video also features Vikie Shanks from Warwickshire, Ron and Jin from Staffordshire.
Also in the film is UKIP MEP Jill Seymour, who sits on the European Union’s transport committee. “This vanity project is already spiralling out of control, and it will be our children – and their children – who will be paying this debt,” she said.
“When the £111 billion could be spent on our NHS, emergency services, new housing, and social services, why is the priority on a railway we don’t need?”
The petition this video launched can be found here.
Click this link for the official Stop HS2 petition on the Government website.
Last Monday, Chris Grayling decided he couldn’t be bothered to turn up to the House of Commons to make his announcements on HS2. Although later he changed his mind, the reception his original decision got was probably the reason…..