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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 AvatarJohn Roffey 30th Mar - 6:29pm
    Sorry about to odd mistakes in the above post - the first brandy is poured at 6.00 pm precisely!
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    Harold 'the pound in your pocket' Wilson did keep Britain out of Vietnam but many in the Labour movement were disillusioned by the end of...
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    The greatest leader the party has ever had, and the best statesman this country currently has by miles. It is a shame that a combination...
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    @Stimpson: "Labour are hard left under Miliband. " I always look forward to your posts, as they are brilliantly funny! In your world, you probably...
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    ATF 30th Mar '15 - 5:06pm "I worry greatly about any party that either wants the UK to break up, a regressive rather than progressive...
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    Thanks for the post, I quite agree.
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