As HS2 was just about the get Royal Assent, oddly enough no-one from the DfT or HS2 Ltd was willing to come on to BBC London was willing to come on and say how great it’ll be!
It wasn’t all bad, that just meant Keri Brennan from Hillingdon Against HS2 had a bit more time. This is by no means the first time this has happened, and indeed it happened later the same day, as Fraser Pithie had been lined up to do a head-to-head on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire (or was it BBC WM?), but as we’d predicted in the Stop HS2 virtual office, backed out when told he’d be up against Joe Rukin.
Last week, BBC Inside Out London went to look at the Colne Valley. Here’s what Mike Dilger found.
Leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett, is asked how to improve the northern economy. From Leaders Live (ITV), 26th November 2014.
North West London residents face years of serious disruption – all for the government’s white elephant vanity project. The local MP, Nick Hurd (Conservative) describes the organisation of HS2 Ltd as “incompetent and shambolic”. Tom Edwards reports from Ickenham for BBC London News, 25th November 2014.