Here are just some of the tweets over the last month linking the issues of flooding and HS2
Part One is on this link.
— Phil Walton (@PhilWWalton) December 28, 2015
Bullet train, Mumbai-Ahmedabad, £9.4bn. HS2, London-Manchester, £80bn. No wonder our flood defences are so f#*>ing pitiful. #TreasureIsland
— Julian Beach (@JBeachWriting) December 31, 2015
@richredandblue what's the point in having HS2 if it's going to be 6ft under water. Spend the money on Flood Defences instead.
— Andrew White (@gunnawinsoon) December 29, 2015
We cut flood defences,army, navy, RAF, fire service, police, welfare…but £60+ billion on HS2 is obviously vital #corruption
— sellthemoon_web (@sellthemoon_web) December 27, 2015
@David_Cameron can l suggest you abandon hs2 and spend the money on flood defences !!
— Budding Rose PD418 (@buddingrose418) December 28, 2015
Part of the HS2 route is to be built on a flood plain. You just couldn't make it up!.
— John Reeves (@ReevesJek) December 31, 2015
@guardianeco No, because you see that clown 2nd on the left, he keeps cutting the flood defence budget! But don't worry HS2 will save us!
— Matt Wood (@Mwoodplants) December 7, 2015
— Dewi Smith-Johns (@DewiSmith_Johns) December 27, 2015
@mikelovesPR I imagine HS2 would be underwater now with our current flood "defences"……
— Adam Burt (@cyclenorwich) December 28, 2015
At last! Someone is Not blaming overseas aid for floods- Petition: Stop HS2 spen money on UK flood defence strategy. https://t.co/4vmooSGUOo
— sarb remphry (@LeonRemphry) January 3, 2016
— Alix Dickinson (@alixdickinson) January 2, 2016
— Will Lonsdale (@WillLonsdale3) December 29, 2015
— Mr_Manning (@ManningMr) December 27, 2015
— Cllr Jane Palmer (@CllrJanePalmer) December 31, 2015
— Chas Peeps (@ChasPeeps) December 7, 2015
Route of HS2 at Church Fenton.Would money be better spent on flood defences? pic.twitter.com/GruUUYLQ8e
— alan small (@AdgeSmall) December 29, 2015
We need more police, we need effective flood controls, we need more money for armed services & NHS &where do Tory billions go? Pointless HS2
— Adrian Mourby (@AdrianMourby) December 27, 2015
Perhaps the government will stop one of their idiotic projects such as HS2 and use that money to sort flood defences https://t.co/5zg4KuGQUc
— DeselectDanczuk! (@DbAshby) December 31, 2015
— 8cornflakes (@8cornflakes) December 28, 2015
— Kim Acheson (@KimAcheson) December 29, 2015
high time to bin hs2 and spend some serious money on flood defence over the next few decades instead
— dave simpson (@dfstwit) December 27, 2015
— Tom Stewart (@SamWTotter) December 31, 2015
#bbcdp Maybe if money wasn't pissed away on "renewable" energy, HS2 and a Green Bank, then flood protection could be afforded?
— Crude Libertarian (@RudeLibertarian) December 7, 2015
@David_Cameron cheaper option is better flood defences but bet you just decided to build your HS2 train line 5ft higher Davey boy!
— Chris Francis (@ChrisUmbongo) December 27, 2015
— Nigel Shepperson (@Rakeend) December 30, 2015
@rita0brien so they can build posh homes where I live on our flood plain for posh londoners to catch HS2 to work
— rascal (@taratwo) December 28, 2015
Cameron's HS2 would now be under water as they don't understand forward planning and not building on flood plains!!
— joyce miller (@agapanthus49) December 31, 2015
More UK money also needs to be put into flood prevention & relief. Do we really need billions spent on HS2?
— Adrian Mourby (@AdrianMourby) December 27, 2015
@David_Cameron cancel HS2 and use the money on making the Country more flood resilient/reducing national debt. Flooded people matter.
— gilberdyke spotter (@GilberdykeRail) December 30, 2015
#leedsfloods Now let's spend those billions on the flood defences we really need, not the HS2 that we don't.
— Brian Minards (@BrianMinards) December 28, 2015
We need proper flood defences in UK instead of a Hunger Games style posh train #HS2
— Karrade (Mark) (@karrade) December 7, 2015
@JohnSensible Instead of being in hock to the Chinese, abort HS2 & switch funds to Flood Defenses.
— Ewen Simpson (@Whatcroft) December 31, 2015
They really should be reinforcing flood defences instead of wasting money on a few fat trains kept captive on a track to Birmingham = HS2.
— Dorothea Hackman (@caryatid9) December 27, 2015
We don't need HS2. We do need (more/proper) flood prevention investment. The north can't be any kind of powerhouse under 4 feet of water.
— FiJ (@feeflefifski) December 28, 2015
— Elliewoo (@mopsa105) December 26, 2015
— Prof Patrick McGhee (@ProfMcGhee) December 31, 2015
— David Hunt (@DavidHuntSearch) December 27, 2015
— Jon O'Connor (@jonroboc) December 7, 2015
Dear UK government: scrap Trident and HS2 to fund flood defences NOW or the north will eat you. Hugs!!
— Alex Paknadel (@AlexPaknadel) December 27, 2015
— malcolm cowing (@atillatherover) December 28, 2015
— Jeff Davies (@smotyndu) December 31, 2015
@David_Cameron divert the HS2 funds to flood defence!
— Otford Pond (@OtfordPond) December 26, 2015
Cancel HS2 Use freed money to finance flood project Hire Dutch consultants @guerillacricket
— SG Kinsman (@BambouClub) December 28, 2015
Too right! Christmas floods prove government need to spend billions on flood defences rather than HS2 vanity project https://t.co/BuKwC5u1XC
— DavidBret Biographer (@DavidBret) December 27, 2015
Government's 'complete rethink' of flood defences should involve weighing up the relative value of HS2. Pointless if destination is flooded.
— Dafydd Prichard (@lliwedd) December 28, 2015
Forget throwing £60bn+ at the highly questionable benefits of HS2. Spend it on flood defence instead. It needs billions, not millions.
— Classical Martin (@TallMartinH) December 6, 2015
— Kevin Mulvaney (@Mulvaney1Kevin) December 28, 2015
— TerroristSynthesiser (@StephenCarter2) December 27, 2015
— Lance de Boyle (@stu_LD) December 28, 2015
— Oak (@Mythago13) January 2, 2016