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How to avoid repeating the mistakes of the HS2 fiasco

6 October 2023

10:45 PM

6 October 2023

10:45 PM

Rishi Sunak has finally slayed the white elephant that is HS2 or, perhaps more accurately, cut off its hind legs by scrapping the northern leg. It’s been a tortuous process: remember the proposals to link it with HS1 to Europe (March 2014), the spur to Heathrow Airport, and the Eastern leg to Leeds?

The hope must now be that future policymakers will look back on this debacle and avoid repeating its mistakes.

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