How HS2 will tear up rural England !! More than 100 of Britain’s most important wildlife habitats and dozens of ancient woodlands will be directly affected by the proposed high-speed rail link between London and the North. Official documents also disclose that hundreds of acres of green-belt land will be lost and more than 1,000 buildings are to be demolished.

How HS2 will tear up rural England

Mercury high-speed train by Priestmangoode

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Only one area of Scotland voted Conservative in the 2010 General Election, and look what we end up with! There's a fairer way for all of us.

HS2 The Facts | Rail.co.uk

HS2 The Facts | Rail.co.uk

The New Economics Foundation released its major study into HS2 that concludes there are better ways to spend £33bn. See their infographic here. This is yet another organisation that having investigated the facts has decided that HS2 is a waste of money and the wrong priority

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UK – Immoral government to waste £32 BILLION while cutting £10 billion (and more) from welfare

UK – Immoral government to waste BILLION while cutting billion (and more) from welfare

HS2 should head the list of spending cuts (26 June 2013) On Government’s own analysis HS2 does not make economic sense and is bad value for money – even aside from its over-optimistic forecasts that the NAO exposed were based on an outdated model, its plainly absurd assumption that people don’t work on trains, and its blindness to rail competition.

Opposing the Government’s proposals for a new high speed rail line – known as – and fighting for fair compensation for communities blighted by

The HS2 project is unnecessary because in 20 years' time people may be appearing at meetings as holograms, according to Ed Miliband's new business ambassador.

The project is unnecessary because in 20 years' time people may be appearing at meetings as holograms, according to Ed Miliband's new business ambassador.

Protests against the HS2 high speed rail project in London last year. Many more have turned against the plan since, including Ian Jack. Photograph: Rex/London News Pictures

Protests against the high speed rail project in London last year. Many more have turned against the plan since, including Ian Jack. Photograph: Rex/London News Pictures

Protests against the HS2 high speed rail project in London last year. Many more have turned against the plan since, including Ian Jack. Photograph: Rex/London News Pictures

Protests against the high speed rail project in London last year. Many more have turned against the plan since, including Ian Jack. Photograph: Rex/London News Pictures

A Y-shaped section taking branches to Manchester, Leeds and possibly further north could be finished by 2033, we are told.  The entire cost of the project is expected to be £32bn. Goodness knows how we are to afford that in an economic downturn.

A Y-shaped section taking branches to Manchester, Leeds and possibly further north could be finished by we are told. The entire cost of the project is expected to be Goodness knows how we are to afford that in an economic downturn.

The Government’s failure to properly consider the environmental impact of HS2 and its alternatives has led them to the wrong decision. The Government is failing in its duty to protect the environment for future generations. HS2 doesn’t stand up on environmental grounds, has no business case and should simply be dropped.

The Government’s failure to properly consider the environmental impact of HS2 and its alternatives has led them to the wrong decision. The Government is failing in its duty to protect the environment for future generations. HS2 doesn’t stand up on environmental grounds, has no business case and should simply be dropped.

Former Labour rail minister Tom Harris MP has told the BBC's Newsnight programme that he no longer supports HS2, the high speed rail project.  He says parliament should revisit the decision to finance the government's flagship infrastructure scheme.

Former rail minister's HS2 concern

Former Labour rail minister Tom Harris MP has told the BBC's Newsnight programme that he no longer supports the high speed rail project. He says parliament should revisit the decision to finance the government's flagship infrastructure scheme.

HS2 cost is now £42.6bn including contingency (over £50bn in 2013 prices) (27 June 2013): HS2AA response was “This increase in cost comes as no surprise.

cost is now including contingency (over in 2013 prices) June response was “This increase in cost comes as no surprise.

Looking at the plans put forward by HS2 Ltd for Phase 1, its clear that there is sufficient justification to cancel HS2 on sustainabilty grounds alone. HS2 wont reduce green house gas emissions and will devastate communities.

Looking at the plans put forward by Ltd for Phase its clear that there is sufficient justification to cancel on sustainabilty grounds alone. wont reduce green house gas emissions and will devastate communities.

MPs' views of expanding high speed rail don't match those of the public (16 July 2013) - That's the conclusion of an article in The House, the MPs' own magazine, after reviewing the results of a recent YouGov survey compared to one six months ago. However, analysis of social media show that the top five "Twitter influencers" from parliament include three MPs strongly opposed to HS2.

Opposing the Government’s proposals for a new high speed rail line – known as – and fighting for fair compensation for communities blighted by

Newsnight programme 4 on HS2 (18 July 2013): The latest Newsnight programme on HS2 revisited the business case after the £8bn hike in costs and interviewed 2 rail economists, and Flybourg who has done much research on mega projects around the world (that typically shows demand is always overestimated). Tom Harris is the latest ex minister to be outed as having changed his mind on HS2.

Opposing the Government’s proposals for a new high speed rail line – known as – and fighting for fair compensation for communities blighted by

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