Transport Secretary suppresses damning report into HS2 with same veto that kept Iraq war papers secret | Mail Online

This is a MUST READ report from the MailOnline. Check it out!

via Transport Secretary suppresses damning report into HS2 with same veto that kept Iraq war papers secret | Mail Online.

I remember a few years ago, David Cameron’s Government were talking about open government. Yet it seems that as far as HS2 is concerned they prefer to bury the evidence.

Let me ask the following open question:

Surely, in the absence of independent evidence and risk assessment

High Speed Vessel (HSV 2) Swift - Southern Par...

High Speed Vessel (HSV 2) Swift – Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2012 (Photo credit: Official U.S. Navy Imagery)

, MPs must vote to kill the HS2 project?

Any thoughts?

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How HS2 will tear up rural England – Telegraph

English: Lord Mandelson

English: Lord Mandelson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an important MUST READ article from the Telegraph.

via How HS2 will tear up rural England – Telegraph.

Personally, I agree with Lord Mandelson that the business case should be revisited.

In my view, the whole business case, including cost benefit analysis, risk/mitigation analysis, and environmental impact needs to be subjected to to rigorous independent review and public debate. It’s not enough to leave the judgement to the politicians, the bureaucrats and their usual group of tame consultants.

Let me turn it around as an open question:

Should there be a moratorium on development of the HS2 until the business case and environmental impact has been independently reviewed, with proper public debate?

Any thoughts?

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