McLoughlin defends HS2

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin argued today that HS2 will provide a £15 billion boost to the UK economy annually. His comments came after the plans for the rail link were heavily criticised by the Public Accounts Committee.

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Campaign group argues of 'hole' in the HS2 figures

Campaign group Stop HS2 has argued that the Government's figures on HS2, which say the train will provide a £15 billion boost to the economy, are flawed.

Stop HS2 Campaign Manager, Joe Rukin said:

“It seems the big ‘relaunch’ of HS2 consists of rehashing the discredited argument that no-one works on trains.

Charles Dickens was proving that wrong 150 years ago, and unlike todays commuters he didn’t have a laptop."

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