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View davenotamonkey's Profile davenotamonkey Flag 22 Aug 19 10.05am Send a Private Message to davenotamonkey Add davenotamonkey as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

You may have to stop for passport control at the Scottish border if Ms Sturgeon gets her own way

Maybe if she charges us to get in, she can try to recoup some of that 7% deficit she's running (highest in Europe, and well outside the limits for EU membership)

 

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 22 Aug 19 10.21am Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

I read they are considering reducing the speed of HS2 to try and stop the costs escalating, so you probably wont get there much quicker anyway.

Well they are already out of control, who would pay 56 billions plus to rip up and re-place a railway line, at the cost of other necessary improvements to the UK railway system that would give far more benefit.

You despair of any reason or rationality, it is as though the UK is unable to think anything through.

 

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View Cucking Funt's Profile Cucking Funt Flag Choctaw Ridge 22 Aug 19 10.26am Send a Private Message to Cucking Funt Add Cucking Funt as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

You may well ask what benefit is HS2 anyway?

Does it connect to Heathrow, Europe, things modern Britain needs?

No, it connects to Euston.

Enjoy your time-saving - you will be able to use the tube just like everybody else.

I find myself in the awkward position of agreeing with you 100%.

I'm off for a lie-down.

 


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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 22 Aug 19 10.31am Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Originally posted by davenotamonkey

Scrap it, suck up the sink-costs (dreadful as they are), ensure the consultants are never retained by HMG ever again. Next steps:

Consultants fees are more likely to be a result of civil servants not making make their minds up and coming up with stupid processes to justify their own existence. Consultants come and go all the time, civil servants are unsackable.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 22 Aug 19 12.18pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

I read they are considering reducing the speed of HS2 to try and stop the costs escalating, so you probably wont get there much quicker anyway.

Well they are already out of control, who would pay 56 billions plus to rip up and re-place a railway line, at the cost of other necessary improvements to the UK railway system that would give far more benefit.

You despair of any reason or rationality, it is as though the UK is unable to think anything through.

If the politicians who ran this country acted like adults this would not be necessary. Infrastructure is a long term investment whereas politicians are only thinking about this week.

A sensible policy would be to have a infrastructure committee with experts nominated by all the major parties. They would plan for the future with the parties agreeing in principle to the plan. The only thing the politicians would then do is decide how much and how quickly to adopt the plan. So maybe in times of austerity they slow it down or speed it up but the plan is the same.

Fat chance any of this happening.

 


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View W12's Profile W12 Flag 22 Aug 19 1.05pm Send a Private Message to W12 Add W12 as a friend

If they are estimating £56bn then you know it's going to cost at least twice that. We have a nation debt of £1.8 trillion mostly thanks to Tony Blair and unless we want the economy to implode then we need to take drastic steps to reduce this. This one is a no brainer.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 22 Aug 19 2.48pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Funny how the Victorians could do this and more easily. And entrepreneurs would pay for it.

 


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View Lyons550's Profile Lyons550 Flag Shirley 22 Aug 19 2.51pm Send a Private Message to Lyons550 Add Lyons550 as a friend

Originally posted by davenotamonkey

Scrap it, suck up the sink-costs (dreadful as they are), ensure the consultants are never retained by HMG ever again. Next steps:

Plough money into the aforementioned Northern Powerhouse lines, AND a rapid high-freight-volume connection between Tyneside and Liverpool.

Then establish free ports in both. State aid in both regions to kick start industry and economy feeding off the Free ports. Ensure all bidding contractors will use UK labour as much as possible.

All possible if we leave the EU. Not possible (as under the Withdrawal Agreement) if we're told we can't diverge from their "economic model", subject to their state-aid rules, customs union and procurement diktats.

The south has had enough money pumped into it. It's time we re-balanced this country.

This...and include Hull in the mix

 


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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 22 Aug 19 3.59pm Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Funny how the Victorians could do this and more easily. And entrepreneurs would pay for it.

Far fewer properties to purchase, smaller cities to pass through and fewer landowners to deal with - most of whom were only too pleased to have this wonderful new (as it was then)means of speedy, safe transport.

 

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View braunstoneagle's Profile braunstoneagle Flag the middle of bumf*** nowhere... 22 Aug 19 6.54pm Send a Private Message to braunstoneagle Add braunstoneagle as a friend

not really any point in it in the 1st place really.

for what, to shave 30mins of brum - london? you can do that journey in under 90mins as it is already.

havnt we already sank almost £10bn into it as it stands?

beggers belief...

 


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View dollardays's Profile dollardays Flag 22 Aug 19 7.04pm Send a Private Message to dollardays Add dollardays as a friend

Originally posted by braunstoneagle

not really any point in it in the 1st place really.

for what, to shave 30mins of brum - london? you can do that journey in under 90mins as it is already.

havnt we already sank almost £10bn into it as it stands?

beggers belief...

Indeed it does. A level of ineptitude only. a government is capable of

 

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View braunstoneagle's Profile braunstoneagle Flag the middle of bumf*** nowhere... 22 Aug 19 7.31pm Send a Private Message to braunstoneagle Add braunstoneagle as a friend

Originally posted by dollardays

Indeed it does. A level of ineptitude only. a government is capable of

it was meant to be running reasonably close to where i live & mainly people were up in arms due to house prices going down, however. i have heard about properly being brought for 500% of its prices...reeks of gordon drowns great british gold sale in reverse.

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