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According to a report in the Telegraph :


“Ministers are now “actively considering” scrapping High Speed 2, amid growing concern that its budget could spiral out of control, according to a new documentary.

Senior government sources have claimed that ministers were “increasingly minded to kill off” plans for the £56 billion rail line and divert its budget to existing commuter routes.

The claims, which contrast sharply with Theresa May’s public defence of the project, come in a Channel 4 Dispatches programme which also reports that annual spending on the scheme is due to rise by 40 per cent to £6 billion.”


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This could well fit with fears that Brexit will impose financial austerity.

On the other hand, we have it on very poor authority it is untrue ….

However, if it is true then a fascinating situation arises. Would the Stonehenge tunnel be cancelled too? And if so: would English Heritage, Historic England and The National Trust issue a joint statement saying how terribly disappointed they were?!

 

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