IT WAS once described, by a Labour minister, as the “union railway” that would bring Scotland, England and Wales closer together.
That was always a crazy claim – every study of the giddyingly expensive High Speed Two railway scheme says the biggest beneficiary by far is London and the south-east.
Now it has been revealed the super-fast trains will never reach Scotland – because those in charge of HS2 claim there is “no
business case” for it.
Scots will still pay for it. The total cost is likely to be at least £50billion, with Scotland contributing almost £5billion of that through our taxes.
Like many of these public vanity projects, the cost keeps climbing, with one estimate reaching £80 billion...
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