Govern­ment mad­men are go­ing off the rails

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

THE cost of the high speed rail link is set to dou­ble and will prob­a­bly end up cost­ing in the re­gion of £200 bil­lion.

And you thought we were skint. Hos­pi­tals are des­per­ate for equip­ment and staff, schools are fall­ing apart, our roads are crum­bling and small busi­nesses are go­ing to the wall.

So you have to won­der about the men­tal state of a Govern­ment which de­cides to spend that huge sum of money on get­ting from Lon­don to Birm­ing­ham 30 min­utes faster.

It’s the ar­ro­gance of politi­cians that they feel the need to leave some last­ing ex­pen­sive legacy for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to re­mem­ber them by.

The HS2 link might just be the Tories’ Mil­len­nium Dome.

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