HS2 – who needs “The Most Expensive Railway in the World”?

12 February 2018

At £100 billion and counting, HS2 promises to benefit one per cent of the population by getting them to Birmingham barely half an hour quicker. The Commons Public Accounts Committee calls HS2 “a shocking waste of taxpayers’ money”. 

Meanwhile, bus services have been slashed and police facilities and youth services are cut back. Rough sleeping in Camden is up by 600 per cent in a year. Hospital corridors are overflowing, as are our streets with rubbish. All due to lack of funds. Meanwhile, beautiful mature Camden trees are being cut down despite fierce protests against this vanity project. 

Kirsten says: “This battle is far from over, and Greens will keep campaigning to stop HS2 in its tracks.”

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