Ministers should have had the courage to scrap HS2

November 19, 2021

I WAS invited onto Talk Radio's Julia Hartley-Brewer show yesterday to discuss the government's abandonment of the eastern leg to Leeds of HS2, the new high -speed line to the north, as well as the scrapping of the Northern Powerhouse high-speed line from Leeds to Manchester. I described it as a "shambles", and I've been left wondering if there is now any point at all to the rest of this pricey vanity project. (Costs have ballooned from £30 billion to ...more

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