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The chronicle of a death foretold: Spectator predicts HS2 demise

A cover story in the influential political magazine The Spectator has predicted that the Government’s plans for a high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham will probably never come to fruition.

Rik Thomas
22 June 2012
The Spectator cover story on 16 June gleefully predicted that HS2 would not, in fact, come to pass
The Spectator cover story on 16 June gleefully predicted that HS2 would not, in fact, come to pass
 

Flagging up its forthcoming print edition, The Spectator’s website on 13 June asked the question: “Why was David Cameron so lukewarm in his endorsement of HS2 [high-speed two] at PMQs [Prime Minister’s questions] today? In response to a question about the project’s future, he offered, ‘I believe we should go ahead with HS2’, which is rather different to asserting that it will go ahead. The project is – as one Tory minister has told The Spectator –...

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