Labour: No 'blank cheque' for HS2

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna said writing a "blank cheque" for the HS2 project would be irresponsible:

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Lots of business people have raised HS2 with me. As I've said, we're in favour but it wouldn't be responsible to write a blank cheque for it

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'14 years' rail plan disruption

An alternative to the HS2 would result in 14 years of weekend rail closures that would "cripple" the three main routes to the north, according to a Government commissioned report out today.