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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.

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      • conorconor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a NATIONAL issue. £34bn we dont have on a railway we dont need that will destroy swathes of beautiful countryside....and thats before they get North of Birmingham! PLEASE vote against this disgraceful waste of money so we can get a national campaign started as soon as possible.

      • Trixy GallagherTrixy Gallagher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Let's not forget it's not going to blight only the Chilterns, but the Peak District, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Moors... little wonder the Gov't wants to do a "phased" roll-out, area-by-area, because they can then dismiss local protestors as "NIMBY"'s, and they won't have to deal with protest on a National level... until it's too late. Once it's built through the Chilterns, a precedent will have been set (the most important rule in planning) and they'll just plough up the country to Scotland in 2 straight lines. This is an environmental disaster on a National level, so - Mr Hammond - STOP CALLING US NIMBYS!

      • PDBPDB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A pointless excercise for the money that will not bring any tangible benefit to either end of the route and definitely not the fiscal uplift to justify the investment required at the tax payers expense.

      • JCWJCW commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No business case, no economic case, no environmental case - and will cut straight through beautiful Chilterns. Is 20 min off the time

      • Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just don't understand it, all this money to cut the journey time from Birmingham to London by 20 mins........this is not progress.

      • Taran HewittTaran Hewitt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can you please combine all of the campaign suggestions opposing this project into one. It will then have far more significance!

      • Taran HewittTaran Hewitt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This project is neither economically justified nor environmentally assessed. It is also totally hypocritical that those people living in the areas of the possible Y extension lines north of Birmingham are not being offered the opportunity to get involved in the present public copnsultation

      • Fergus KinmonthFergus Kinmonth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Public money that would be better spent on improving our existing rail network! What a tragedy it would be to devastate further tracts of our diminishing countryside.

      • Hilary AudusHilary Audus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        All parties seem hell bent to go ahead with this. The media seemed gagged to say very little against it.

      • Hilary AudusHilary Audus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        All parties seem hell bent to go ahead with this. The media seemed gagged to say very little against it.

      • JayHoeJayHoe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Totally ridiculous - and a flawed consultation - Hammond has already claimed that those against are NIMBYs. Fair hearing? My arse. J

      • Charles RobinsonCharles Robinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No business case - there are more effective ways to spend the money to improve transport. Even if it is needed, it is not connected to the transport hubs it should be, eg Heathrow and Birmingham Airport - madness.

      • CECE commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our country is small, in comparison to those other European countries which have high speed rail, so why do we need to build this hugely expensive transport system which may well be an outdated white elephant by the time it opens. Who will need to travel to Birmingham and beyond in only 20 minutes less than it takes them now? The desecration of one of the few remaining tracts of unspoilt and magnificent countryside in southern England cannot be justified, and our small country cannot afford it. This project should be abandoned in favour of further improvement to our existing Chiltern Line.

      • Pam HarlockPam Harlock commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is estimated it will cost every tax payer £1000, when the government is cutting back on services, has increased VAT so we have less money to start with. The roads are badly in need of pot hole filing. SO WE CANNOT AFFORD THIS HIGH SPEED RAIL LINK, JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE ONE ON THE CONTINENT,AND WE WANT TO MAKE OURS THE FASTEST.

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