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15 Aug 20 16:22
Date Joined: 04 Feb 03
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I have asked people young and old,and from various parts of the country,if they approve of this calamity that started life at £29billion,and will now cost close to £100 billion!!! Unanimous NO
Before covid was on us this was going to be a costly waste,now you question how on earth this was given the go ahead considering the present state of the country's finances.
   YES or NO
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Report layingisthewayforward August 15, 2020 5:28 PM BST
If we can still afford it then YES
Report unbiased August 15, 2020 5:31 PM BST
NO,where is the money coming from?Remember no waffle,just YES or NO
Report politicspunter August 15, 2020 5:36 PM BST
Lol, why ask? You said it was a unanimous NO.Grin
Report lfc1971 August 15, 2020 5:41 PM BST
No , waste of money
Report unitedbiscuits August 15, 2020 5:58 PM BST

Every sane person should add their "No" to Hinkley Point and renewing the "submarine nuclear deterrent" Trident.
Report lybertyne August 15, 2020 7:53 PM BST
Report Charlie August 15, 2020 8:15 PM BST
Six months ago no but now yes as need some jobs somewhere.
Report unbiased August 16, 2020 6:00 PM BST
Was waiting to see if there were any "yes",but unfortunaely not a big response as the forum is very quiet these days.
This is a huge project and I look forward to more response as on major things like this there are usually very strong opinions.
  Remember YES or NO
Report mad mad moon August 16, 2020 6:15 PM BST
Brunel was always late, and well over budget.
If the forum decided issues in the 1830s, we would still be traveling by horse and cart
Sorry for the waffle Blush
Report Charlie August 16, 2020 6:30 PM BST
50-50ish so far.
Report akabula August 17, 2020 12:10 AM BST
No but Charlie makes a good point plus are we over committed already - bit like pot-committed in poker.
Report Foinavon August 17, 2020 10:55 AM BST
Unbiased wrote: I have asked people young and old,and from various parts of the country,if they approve of this calamity...
Unbiased? If you were you would call it what it is, a project.

My unbiased answer is Yes and No
More track capacity is needed on the West coast line however that is achieved. If the expensive HS2 is the only way, then Yes. If a slower conventional line would be significantly cheaper (say half price or less) and could be built instead or existing track capacity coud be improved in some other way such as better signalling, longer platforms etc then I would say No to HS2.
Apologies for the waffle.
Report PorcupineorPineapple August 17, 2020 11:10 AM BST

London's not the be all and end all. We need better infrastructure connecting other big cities. We can already do Liverpool-London in 2 hours. Saving 20 minutes isn't worth the money.
Report Get me a drink August 17, 2020 11:41 AM BST
It's a ridiculous amount of money and environmental cost for such a thing and will only further reinforce the gap between rich and poor because every tax payer will have to burden this for the benefit of a few fat cats.
Report cooperman August 17, 2020 11:46 AM BST
Report feedthepony August 17, 2020 11:57 AM BST
Report geordie1956 August 17, 2020 12:44 PM BST
Report Roquebrune August 17, 2020 1:52 PM BST
Report Petraco August 17, 2020 2:27 PM BST
Yes Cool
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