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Is HS2 "effectively dead"?

The Government is strongly denying reports that it is about to ditch plans to build a high speed rail link from London to Birmingham.

According to the magazine The Spectator, an unnamed Tory minister is describing the HS2 project as "effectively dead".

The Department for Transport says the claim is nonsense, and there are no plans for a U-turn.

High speed rail is still on course, according to the Department for Transport, but the Spectator is describing it as the train to nowhere.

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