Mixed reaction to HS2 from Labour MPs

There has been a mixed reaction to the government's HS2 plans from Labour MPs.

Former Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis welcomed the announcement, while Tom Watson MP suggests high speed internet may be more useful.

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Capacity the big argument for HS2. But nearly an hour off London-Manchester/Leeds a huge boost too.

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I've got this lingering thought about #HS2. Wouldn't better and free wifi negate the need for speed for the majority of commuters?

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Clegg says #HS2 will "heal the north south-divide". It's going to take more than a new railway line in 20 years time to do that.

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