Last week, we reported a prediction from the Construction Products Association that they believe if construction of HS2 is...
Two former Chancellors link Network Rail cuts to HS2 spending
In the last week, both Lord (Nigel) Lawson and Alistair Darling, two former Chancellors of the Exchequer have reiterated their opposition to HS2, suggesting the cuts to Network Rail projects are as a direct result of spending on HS2.
We’ve not only put together those clips, but added some from when the pair first came out against HS2.
Besides holding the post of Chancellor, Darling had previously been Secretary of State for Transport, and as such he warned back then that if so much money went on HS2, there wouldn’t be the money for the rest of the rail network.
These words from almost two years ago now seem extremely prophetic, given the recent ‘pausing’ of Network Rail projects.
Government ‘forgets’ Network Rail cuts in response to Lords on HS2.
The Department for Transport have today (2nd July) responded to a report on HS2 produced by the Lords Economic...
As Network Rail projects cut, HS2 Ltd report £190m splurge.
As what will surely make the pill of the cancellation of Trans-Pennine and Midland Mainline electrification projects more bitter...