Corbyn lacklustre on HS2

Interviewed by journalists in Winsford, Jeremy Corbyn, who has previously voted against HS2 before becoming Labour leader, showed a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the project. He told the Northwich Guardian:

“We supported the construction of HS2 in the sense of it improving the rail infrastructure of the whole country.

“Personally, I think far more investment should be going into railways in the north of England rather than London and the south east, and we would support a Crossrail for the north.

“In any review that the Government is undertaking we will make our case for the inadequacy of rail investment in the north east and north west, and the necessity of a much better trans-Pennine link, electrified.”

It really seems that HS2 is running out of support from all parts of the political spectrum.

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