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Times calls HS2 ‘white elephant’ as Greengauge report makes Metro Page 1

As one national paper suggested that the billions of pounds earmarked for HS2 could better be spent on the NHS, another put a report advocating even more high-speed rail on its front page. Rik Thomas reports

08 June 2018
Whilst The Times was calling for HS2 to be scrapped on 26 May, the Metro newspaper put a positive high-speed rail story on its front page three days later
Whilst The Times was calling for HS2 to be scrapped on 26 May, the Metro newspaper put a positive high-speed rail story on its front page three days later

 

On 26 May The Times’ economics editor, Philip Aldrick, called for the HS2 high-speed rail project to be scrapped to provide funds for the National Health Service, which could be in need of as much as £56bn extra a year by 2033. After briefly outlining how the NHS is likely to suffer in the future unless additional money is found from somewhere, Aldrick noted that: “Wouldn’t it be handy, then, if the Government was already spending £56bn on a white elephant project...

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