HS2 - High Speed Rail Link. We dont need to spend £160m per mile
Costing over £160m per mile, the proposed HS2 High Speed Rail Link will not only help further bankrupt our country but will slash and scar our countryside, leaving a permanent reminder to our children of politics gone mad and a dynasty of greed of gargantuan proportions.
Emily Goddard commented
Pretty sure there's already a fast enough route. No need.
Oliver Miller commented
Waste of money! All to save a little extra time at the cost destroying peoples homes - no thanks
Lindsay Scott commented
What is the point of spending so much to achieve getting there 10 mins faster and losing farming land forever? Don't the government realise we need to slow down and think a lot more. Greed is not the answer to a more productive country.
Jonathan Bushrod commented
10 minutes off the journey? There must be another reason. Aah, yes - profit. Lots of rich people see an opportunity to line their already sumptuously upholstered pockets. They're all dust in the end, of course, but that doesn't stop them ruining it for the rest of us. It's unjust, it's corrupt and it's called Capitalism.
Samuel Barnes commented
We don't need this, what a complete waste of money, i bet it is going to be like the Toll Road, compulsory land purchase built by the Private Sector as well.
Jeremy Nicholas commented
No one so far has been identified as the prime mover behind this idiotic scheme. They need to be flushed out and held to account. Who wants he HS2? Big business? Try video-conferencing or simply catching an earlier train if you want to get to Birmingham so desperately. Apart from the vandalising of beautiful country, and the wicked cost of the project at a time of national austerity, the proposed station would dump you on the outskirts of Birmingham leaving you to spend the 20 minutes you have gained on the new train lost in the back of a taxi or a bus on your way to the centre of the city. It's crazy. The siting of the proposed route/station means you simply could not get to the middle of Birmingham any faster than you can at present. This project cannot be a priority for any colour of government. It's going to cost nearly 18 billion pounds. Think how many snow ploughs Mr Hammond could buy with that!
I love this campaign. Yes a country needs infrastrcuture but there becomes a point where enough is enough and I think we have reached that point. We dont need to spend this vastamount of money on what will be a small decrease injourney times for a few people. What we do need to do is look after our countryside; imagine what £170 bln could do to help maintain our farming heritage.
Joanne Barnes commented
Surely there are more worthy causes thatneed £17.4 bln than a slightly quicker train journey to Birmingham.