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Villiers: We have the political commitment

IT was 12 months ago that Theresa Villiers addressed the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham and pledged support for a new high speed rail line in place of a third runway at Heathrow.

Since that announcement, the momentum for high speed rail in the UK has gathered pace in this country, with support from politicians across the spectrum.

“We have long had the technology and it now looks as if we finally have the political commitment,” Villiers told last month’s High...

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