On Sunday 22nd March, Boris Johnson reiterated the need for social distancing, following a weekend when many people went out in the sunshine during the Covid-19 crisis. The day after, it was very clear that these words of warning had been lost on HS2 Ltd.
Last week, campaigners from the Steeple Claydon area went to the HS2 Ltd HQ in Bimringham to deliver a petition, asking for the HS2 CEO Mark Thurston to come and explain himself to them. They were met at Snow Hill station by business owners from Birmingham who still haven’t been paid after HS2 Ltd seized their land last year.
This is how it was reported on the TV news in the two regions.
Residents in Buckinghamshire are calling on HS2 Ltd CEO to come and explain what exactly is the need for starting to clear 250 acres of wildlife habitats, which includes part of a nature reserve, right at the start of nesting season. Given that there is still no design for what is meant to be going on the land, and the chances of HS2 getting cancelled altogether, they may well have a point…..
This is how it went last week