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I apologise for my lack of enthusiasm for HS2. It’s been unavoidably delayed owing to the lack of evidence

HS2‘All aboard!’ exhorts the email I received last night from Lib Dem transport minister Norman Baker, hailing his announcement of the Coalition’s plans for Phase Two of Britain’s High Speed Rail Network (aka HS2). I’m afraid, though, I’m going to have to apologise to Norman for the delay in arrival of my goodwill owing to what I suspect is the wrong type of investment on the lines.

HS2, we are told, will cut journey times, help the environment, heal the North-South divide and boost growth. Each of these arguments is less …

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    The problem is that the referendum could well be treated as a protest vote against the current Tory government, rather than on its own merits....
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    David Allen Hence, I argue we must bite the bullet and repudiate at least some substantial elements of our past. Yes, and I have never...
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    Tried to find out what the Lib Dem position is. All I turned up was a statement from the Lib Dems this afternoon lambasting both...
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