BBC News Chief Political Correspondent Norman Smith suggests that HS2 could one of the biggest casualties of the floods.
From BBC News, 11th February 2014
Also David Cameron’s visit to Dawlish
Report on David Cameron’s visit to Dawlish followed an interview with by Stephen Gilbert MP (LibDem, St Austell & Newquay), one of nine SW cross-party MPs to sign a letter demanding a 21st Century railway for the South West which includes a threat to withdraw support for HS2.
From ITV News, West Country,11th February 2014
NO, apparently HS2 will help with the flooding problems, as it reduces our carbon emissions !
So said former transport minister Hammond on the Andrew Marr programme yesterday.
A friend of mine once said his wife would say anything to win an argument, was she a politician ?
Although only if you wait until at least 2086 – http://stophs2.org/news/10237-hs2-reduce-carbon-century!
Now the PM as the perfect excuse to ditch hs2 and put the money towards the flood defences and victims and improve the general railways to help all not the few .
But will listern ?