Residents Call on Mark Thurston to Explain Habitat Clearance
Residents in Buckinghamshire are calling on HS2 Ltd CEO to come and explain what exactly is the need for starting to clear 250 acres of wildlife habitats, which includes part of a nature reserve, right at the start of nesting season. Given that there is still no design for what is meant to be going on the land, and the chances of HS2 getting cancelled altogether, they may well have a point…..
This is how it went last week
HS2 Ltd has “Always Said” They Won’t Know Cost Until Contractors in Place – Thurston
Spend the HS2 Money in the North says Aylesbury Question Time Audience
Wigan MP Lisa Nandy said she couldn’t justify HS2 to her constituents, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP said he would cancel it immediately, and with the exception of just one person there was no love for HS2 on Valentines Day, as the BBC Question Time audience in Aylesbury said the money earmarked for it should be spent in the North instead.
Ahead of Dispatches
On Monday 11th February, Dispatches on Channel 4 will be covering HS2. If the title of the programme “HS2 the Great Train Robbery” wasn’t enough of a giveaway, here Dispatches reporter Liam Halligan explains to Kelvin MackKenzie what he found.
Highlights of Terry Morgan at Lords Economic Affairs Committee
A fortnight ago, former chair of HS2 Ltd Sir Terry Morgan, admitted that ‘nobody knows’ what HS2 will end up costing, and as part of preparing the ground for either descoping or another cost increase, he warned that ‘something has to give. Here are the highlights.
“It sickens me that politicians through their own egos think they know best”
Politicians and businessmen on Any Questions come up with alternative ways to spend £55billion other than HS2.
HS2 will be paid for by taxpayers’ money.
A Lesson From California About #HS2 That Every Politician Should See
This is a video that every politician who supports HS2 really needs to watch.
5 Reasons to Scrap HS2
The IEA are spot on with this analysis
HS2 is ‘A Project of Extreme Financial Folly’
Mark Littlewood of the Institute of Economic Affairs gives his view on HS2