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Media monitor: Issue 596 11 May 2012

Absence of high-speed rail in Queens's Speech draws Media Ire

“A notable absence in the Queen’s Speech today was the Government’s plans for high-speed rail (HS2) – legislation hated by right-wing campaign groups,” Daily Telegraph political columnist Donata Huggins said on 9 May. “Justine Greening, the transport secretary, said its exclusion wasn’t a big deal… [but] could this be wishful thinking? With an election due in 2015, will there be time for this big bit of legislation?

“This makes me wonder if...

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