There is a small, but relatively vocal, group of environmentally minded people who support HS2 as a project that is a magic bullet to various environmental problems. Proponents for this magic bullet train will argue that public transport is key to addressing the climate crisis. Despite the environmental claims of HS2, evidence points to it being a tragic "white elephant" which will leave in its wake a trail of missed opportunities, polluted landscapes and ecological destruction.
HS2 employees who "can no longer stomach HS2 Ltd lies" share information about misconduct, costs and overruns - more to come!
A cross-party report explains that public confidence in HS2 has been dented by escalating costs which have "no clear end in sight".
Investing in HS2 is worse value for money than simply improving the UK’s existing railway networks, according to a new report.
We all know that HS2 are extremely negligent when it comes to wildlife, would you therefore be surprised if I also told you HS2 are negligent to domestic animals? Furthermore negligent to a landowners beloved dog? A landowner that has HS2 traipsing through his land and hasn’t been paid a penny.
HS2 claim it's totally fine to destroy ancient woodlands because they are going to plant new ones, well here’s a quick run-down (non-exhaustive) of why it isn’t possible to simply “replace” ancient woodlands.
Ecological work is left up to locals in the battle to protect the 15 Leather Lane oak trees as HS2 road closures commenced at 6am this morning.
As opposed as I am to the wretched railway (unnecessary and unnecessarily expensive) my biggest concern is the wholesale corruption of our national life and the ruination of the public discourse that those who seek to do the prime minister's bidding on the question of High Speed Two have found it necessary to employ.
Our education system is one of the most vital and valuable things we have. It's where many of us begin our journeys, the setting for our growth, and gives us the social and educational grounding to progress.
Let's give due credit to the creators of this latest piece of HS2 insanity. In the spirit of Franz Kafka and Joseph Heller, the intellectual midgets from Fusion are trying their hands at "badger mitigation".