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Ministerial hint that HS2 could be scrapped wins right-wing praise

Brief comments by Treasury secretary Liz Truss about the HS2 high-speed rail scheme were widely lauded by media commentators, several of whom labelled the project a ‘white elephant’. Rik Thomas reports

26 April 2019
Treasury minister Liz Truss’ brief comments on HS2 in a Spectator article garnered praise from a number of right-wing commentators
Treasury minister Liz Truss’ brief comments on HS2 in a Spectator article garnered praise from a number of right-wing commentators

 

On 13 April right-wing political magazine The Spectator published an interview with chief secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, in which she made a passing reference to the HS2 high-speed rail project that generated a significant amount of ‘follow on’ media interest in other publications. “Might she be tempted to save money by abolishing HS2?” her Spectator interviewee asked, adding that: “Truss had previously hinted that the troubled £56bn high-speed rail...

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