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HS2: stop this absurd project in its tracks

Paul Withrington Director, Transport-Watch Northampton NN2
20 August 2018
Should HS2 be axed? See letters from Paul Withrington and Tom Hart
Should HS2 be axed? See letters from Paul Withrington and Tom Hart

 

HS2 is, in its minor way, an illustration of the corruption that besets the West (‘Politicians didn’t see adviser’s damning assessment of HS2’ LTT 03 Aug). No brown envelopes perhaps. Instead vast salaries for supporting politically sensitive decisions however stupid those decisions may be. The Times reports that 25 per cent of HS2 staff earn over £100,000 per annum for heaven’s sake.

The most fundamental fraud associated with this, and most rail projects, is...

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