Sign the Petition: Stop work on HS2 immediately

A couple of days ago, Chris Packham set up a new petition against HS2 on the Parliament petition website – “Stop work on HS2 immediately and hold a new vote to repeal the legislation“.

It’s already got over 50,000 signatures, and if you haven’t already done so, please could you add your signature.  When it reaches 100,000 it will  be considered for a Parliamentary debate.

The full text of the petition is

“We ask Parliament to repeal the High Speed Rail Bills, 2016 and 2019, as MPs voted on misleading environmental, financial and timetable information provided by the Dept of Transport and HS2 Ltd. It fails to address the conditions of the Paris Accord and costs have risen from £56bn to over £100bn.

“Our environment and economy are in peril. HS2 is destroying nature and inflicting suffering on businesses and property owners. Government is investing in an inept and recklessly run project, offering poor value for money. HS2 will not reach Net Zero by 2050 nor help us level up the North. The pandemic has changed how we work forever and invalidated the business case. Given the climate emergencies we face, and now the economic and pandemic crises – Parliament must vote to repeal the legislation.”

The petition is on the Parliamentary website here – please sign and share

6 comments to “Sign the Petition: Stop work on HS2 immediately”
  1. If the government lets the construction of HS2 go on then they really do not care about the environment. It’s all about money and greed. They tell us they care about the environment and the future of the country, but it’s all lies. The so called plans they say they have are not a spot on what really needs to be done, silly little so called plans which are made up to pacify us in my opinion. I have lost all faith in the government ever really doing anything to stop the ultimate destruction of our future. IF THEY REALLY CARE THEY WILL START BY SCRAPPING HS2!! How much of our beautiful country has been destroyed in the name of HS2. It’s heart breaking.

  2. This project is now out of date. The Corona pandemic has shown we need to be able to work remote and it is clear this has green benefits. Why are we progressing with a project NOW out of date! Boris have a chat with Carrie…she will help you, you puppet ! We will not need to travel like we used too. Plus covid has shown trains & planes transfer the virus. We can clear alot of the Covid debt if we cancel it & invest in other more realistic projects that are new & viable. Carrie, have a word, he clearly needs help.

  3. As a delivery driver I see most days the devastation to our countryside caused by HS2.This project is going to be the biggest White Elephant in our history.Nobody wants it, Nobody needs it so it should be scrapped and use the get rich contractors to build hospitals and update existing railways to meet the falling demand.I say the people of this country should have a vote to decide the future of this waste of taxpayers money.

  4. So, the latest reason for continuing with HS2 is not for business reasons, no it is so construction companies and others who have submitted tenders do not suffer, according to The Minister responsible, who has rejected calls to stop all work or cancel HS2. So, there you have the latest waffle from the Govt. as they have spent £9bn. it is better to continue than waste the money already spent. It’s ludicrous. Now that Chris Packham has already obtained more than 100,000 signatures, will the Govt. respond? They would be wise to, opposition is not going to go away, Boris can say what he likes, but at the minimum the HS2 farce should at least be “paused”.

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