Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has just announced the cancellation of HS2 from Birmingham to Manchester. Whilst Phase 1 from London Euston to Birmingham will currently continue, it is clear that the PM has now recognised that STOP HS2 has been correct from the start. There is no business case, there is no environmental case and no money to pay for HS2. It is the wrong project for our nation.
STOP HS2 made this argument over 10 years ago, and will continue to fight this white elephant vanity project. We are assessing the wider implications of the PM’s announcement and a further update will follow. Thank you for your support.