Stop HS2 call Day of Action

The Stop HS2 campaign is calling a day of action on Monday 16th July, the day before the parliamentary recess. The intention of the day is for supporters of the campaign to take an action of any kind on the day itself to remind MPs before they go on holiday that we have not and will not be going away, and we remain resolute and committed to the cause. As part of the day, there will be a rally outside Parliament in Old Palace Yard, SW1P 3JY, from 12-2pm.

Stop HS2 Campaign Coordinator Joe Rukin said;
“On 16th July we will be asking our supporters to take action, no matter how small or simple. It can be as little as ringing or emailing your MP or councillors, but the important thing is that people do something. Besides delivering letters to all MPs, we will also be holding a rally and photocall outside Parliament on the day and we hope people can join us, and if they are coming either get their MP to join us or arrange a meeting on the day. Everyone on the Stop HS2 mailing list, which can be joined via our website will get a further email the day before to remind them to take action on the 16th.”

Penny Gaines, Chair of the group, said:

“It will send a strong message to Members of Parliament that it is something that people are really bothered about. We picked that date because MPs break up on the 17th and we want to make HS2 one of the last things they think about as they start their summer break.”

3 comments to “Stop HS2 call Day of Action”
  1. Spending millions of pounds on this so called second train line when the existing one is perfectly fine already, I think super fast broadband would be a more greener, and less money to install all round, that way most could work from home and therefore no need to waste all this money which we don’t have. leave the countryside for walking the dog. the country isn’t big enough.

  2. Steve – you are right. I have never protested before on anything but enough is enough. Whilst good people are being sacked all around us, corrupt politicians seek to endorse another ‘cash cow’ for their own pockets (the last one being the Millenium Dome). There is only one clear fact here – certain members in the govenment MUST be getting a deal on the side here because there is absolutely no jusitification for this project. Even in a booming economy this would be a gross waste of public finances; in these dark economic times there is something terrible and machiavellian about spending billions of pounds on a second train line when one already exists that is perfectly fine already. It is, in a word, disgusting.

    I urge everyone to attend the rally outside Parliament – let’s stop this madness!

  3. I would urge as many people as possible to attend the rally outside Parliament. It is time that all politicians really felt the strong opposition to HS2 and be made aware that the only sensible thing to do is to scrap the project. There is a danger that this whole lumbering debacle will just keep rolling along eating pots of our money on the way and may get to a stage when it is too late to stop it. Corners will then be cut as the costs rise and we will be be left with devastation along the route and reduced quality of life for hundreds of thousands of people, whilst those incompetents who made the decisions move onto something else

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