HS2 folly is part of Euro­pean dream

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

In re­sponse to the front page of the Ad­ver­tiser, Jan­uary 29 YOUR head­line last week ‘Let vot­ers de­cide on the fate of HS2’, although be­ing an ex­cel­lent idea, is un­likely to ever hap­pen.

It is a po­lit­i­cal rail­way orig­i­nally con­ceived by Jac­ques Delors in 1993, while pres­i­dent of the EU, as the trans-Euro­pean net­work (TEN-T) to link all cor­ners of the Euro­pean em­pire.

No pri­vate in­vestor would ever in­vest in this to­tally un­vi­able project. The money would be much bet­ter spent im­prov­ing our road net­work.

If you want a vote on HS2, the only party op­posed to it is UKIP, who see it for what it is.

JOHN FA­GAN

Ful­mer SL3 6JB

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