NOT MUCH TIME LEFT TO STOP HS2
DAVID G MEACOCK Chalfont St Peter
FOR me it was obvious right from the off that conventional methods of protest against HS2 were having little effect and would ultimately fail, as they have.
Cheryl Gillan MP called it right when she sold her house just prior to HS2 being announced publicly and its value dropping, and not immediately buying another within Amersham more suited to her domestic needs.
Local councillors threatened to resign and failed to carry out their threats.
I was unanimously voted down when I proposed withholding contributions to the Conservative Councillors Association and escalating that up and down the proposed route.
So much for putting locals’ needs before one’s own position as their elected representative.
Given as the then Transport Minister said in June 2015, locals have voted for HS2 by continuing to vote for pro-HS2 parties, why would the Lords do anything other than recommend the cheapest solution?
After all, what is there to fear from a few screaming armchair critics most of whom have still voted FOR HS2 by putting their Ballot Box cross next to a proHS2 party?
Being charitable in this season of goodwill, perhaps these pro-HS2 voters just thought it’d eventually come right.
Well it hasn’t, and as there isn’t much time left before the first sod will be dug, the only chance left to stop it is to en masse vote UKIP in May.