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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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  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 1st Mar - 10:43am
    @Simon Shaw If the current model is a Labour one, what about the model being put forward by Ed Miliband? Which party supports that model?
  • User AvatarAlan Henness 1st Mar - 10:42am
    Fortunately, it looks like the unnecessary and dangerous Bill is dead: Lib Dems veto Saatchi's medical innovation bill: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/01/lib-dems-veto-saatchis-medical-innovation-bill
  • User Avatarexpats 1st Mar - 10:34am
    Simon Shaw 1st Mar '15 - 10:20am .....@expats “On Tuition fees I’m now told that the Tory model was the right one” Who told you...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 1st Mar - 10:30am
    @expats Please don't waste your vote. No matter whom you vote for, make sure you vote. Supporting the status quo on tuition fees (even a...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 1st Mar - 10:23am
    @Simon Shaw The difference between taxes payable above a certain level of income and debt repayable above a certain level of income is that the...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 1st Mar - 10:23am
    Good article, George, You are wise to pin-point this feature of the Coalition's Devolution by Press Release -- "....A further, more worrying lesson, is that...
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