Patrick McLoughlin: people questioned the M25. Or thought we didn’t need the Jubilee line to Canary Wharf. These doubters were wrong. #HS2
PMcL: We need the right infrastructure to support jobs and ensure all parts of the country benefit. #HS2
PMcL: high-speed rail is not some untested fantasy but a reality in many of the world’s leading and fastest growing economies. #HS2
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After a chilly start, it will be a largely dry day with sunny spells.
Another largely dry and fine day, though cloud may tend to thicken from the north, with perhaps some outbreaks of rain in the evening.
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