This is a difficult argument for the government to rebut - as far as I'm aware, they've produced no opportunity cost analyses. Not that we have the money to spend on this absurd scheme with its dishonest business case anyway.
Virgin claim HS2 as presently planned could lead to cuts in services to Wolverhampton, Stoke, Stafford, Preston and Carlisle.
And the Express writes that HS2 will cost too much.
HS2 has all the hallmarks of a vanity project by a Government desperate for something to boast about.Yet, says the paper, patients are dying on trolleys in hospital corridors and desperate carers can’t cope.
It will mean misery for thousands of families whose homes will have to be demolished, inflict a monstrous scar on the countryside and cost double the £35billion estimate – all for the sake of cutting 20 minutes off the journey to Birmingham.
Oh yes, and there's no money left anyway.