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  • Scrap the project and put the money where it is needed like the NHS and mental health care.

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  • When has the North ever mattered to Westminster?

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  • Never.

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  • This is another London vanity project

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  • It was never about the 'North' just an ego boost to make the 'South' bigger. If you want to help the north connect Liverpool to Hull by fast train and restore some of the local lines.

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  • SICK OF THESE GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS 😡

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  • The irony is the same people brought the beeching report to close down railways to move freight to roads so privateers could profit from it.
    Another white elephant for the public to boost consultants and privateers profits

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  • They want capacity on the WCML? Just build a slow, normal line for freight and slow trains, then spend what’s left over on real Northern development projects. This HS2 thing is just a vanity project - it doesn’t even link the North to Heathrow directly. Crazy 🤪

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  • Everything short changes the North. But the North remembers

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  • HS2 is bad for the North AND London.

    It's only good for the crocked MPs who are making a fortune from giving their mates top notch contracts for and overpriced train set.

    £55 BILLION! For ONE train line?

    Someone's on the take.

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  • Not when linked to HS3.

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  • Can a government Minister give official definition of the "North"? Do they know the North of England stops at the borders from east to west coast. Then North even goes even further to Scotland. Typical of Government and the House of Lords think about London forget the rest.

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  • Code for we run out of money for the South so steal the Norths future

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  • The solution to the problem is build the northern infrastructure first but take care with the drafting of the build contracts so that costs are under controll and who will meet any over run or over spend.
    Phase two London to Birmingham part could then be financed from the profits

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  • That all sounds far too sensible, rational, professional. Never going to happen with a government contract

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  • Might be the only way it will get done

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  • It needs looking at again, because who believes a thing the government say anymore.

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  • It won’t even come up to the true North (Newcastle) scrap it. It is only for Londoners to get to Leeds and Manchester.

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