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HS2 must be ended now! and a range of new investments Nusrat


The challenge for people like me who live in the South East of the UK or perhaps I should say of England given we are now entering a high risk of a break up of the UK, is that our … Continue reading

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Two very different levels of support for public transport


On Monday there were a series of answers relating to Transport type questions that came from Nusrat Ghani who is a Transport Ministers and also the MP for the location where I work. I work in Uckfield which is located … Continue reading

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Our demand for HS2 is clear and unquestionable


Nusrat Ghani MP spoke on Monday in the House of Commons “I am indeed the Minister responsible for this project[HS2]. Not only is the project this Government’s policy, but it was in the Conservative party’s manifesto as well as in … Continue reading

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Department for Transport once again discloses its opaqueness


Given that at the beginning of the coalition Government, Eric Pickles called on local government bodies to publish any expenditure over £500 “The public should be able to see where their money goes and what it delivers. The swift and … Continue reading

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The South East will miss the train


Some people living in the North of England don’t fully appreciate the distinction between the two Cross Rail projects and EuroRail and the creaking transport infrastructure elsewhere in the South of England. By the same token some in the South … Continue reading

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The Chilterns got in the way


Speaking on Sunday morning on the Marr show, the Right Honourable Christopher Stephen Grayling MP, the Secretary of State for Transport was asked why the budget for HS2 is once again being expanded from its original £40Bn with suggestions that … Continue reading

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Brexit and HS2


On the face of things, there are few connections between HS2 and Brexit. The new train line connecting the North of England and London and ultimately Europe is deeply unpopular amongst some people who see it as a costly exercise … Continue reading

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Cost vs Value


Few Sussex MPs make themselves as accessible on social media as MP for Crawley, Henry Smith. For this he deserves every bit of the commendation that Brian May paid him prior to the last election. However inevitably this also means he posts things that … Continue reading

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The problem with our trains


It appears that the Government don’t believe their own data on railways. We are all anticipating the conclusion of the proposals for an acceptable route for HS2 and George Osborne has raised the idea of HS3 which may in time … Continue reading

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What is so special about Wrexham?


Wrexham is the largest town in North Wales with a population of a mere 42,000 people. It is a town with a varied industrial history and one of the largest brown field sites in the area is the old Firestone Tyres factory … Continue reading

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