Archie Norman, Chairman of ITV and ‘turnround king’ of Asda, calls on Cameron and the Government to scrap HS2

 

Archie Norman says in the FT : “● Scrap High Speed 2. HS2 is the most extraordinarily expensive “grand project” and could cost every taxpaying household £1,000 each for something that will deliver no great value for nearly 20 years. Even then it will be of benefit to very few. It is based on the idea that we can be like the French, but this is not France. The likelihood of cost-overruns is high and the damage to countryside and communities certain and permanent. Scrap HS2 now and announce instead £17bn of spending – half the amount – to bring about the biggest improvement in history of Britain’s existing railway.”

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