The new boss of the HS2 project today insisted he won't let the project become a political football. Sir David Higgins will be in charge of the proposed new high speed rail line that will link London with Birmingham and the North.
Previously in charge of the London Olympic authority -- he insists he can bring the project in on time and on budget.Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.
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