Hs2 news ten best ways to make money. paul bigland

The first ‘big’ event was the taxpayers alliance releasing a ‘report’ into what they claimed were viable alternatives to HS2. Who did they get to launch the report? David davis MP, formerly the brexit minister until he resigned – just as he has from so many positions before! Why on earth they though the man who dominic cummings, former campaign director of vote leave famously described as thick ten best ways to make money as “thick as mince, lazy as a toad and vain as narcissus” would add credibility is a mystery! At the launch, davis described the plans as worked out in “exquisite” detail. His problem? Many of them were worked out on the back of ten best ways to make money a fag packet! As usual, davis was just making stuff up. Then again, so were the TPA, so maybe that was his attraction?

Not only were some of the schemes mentioned sketchy to ten best ways to make money say the least, the TPA had lifted many of them without permission, leaving their original proposers spitting blood! It got worse. The high speed rail industry leaders put out a waspish ten best ways to make money press release which pointed out that the TPA couldn’t even add up! Here’s what they said. Feel the burn!

The next embarrassment came with the release of the house ten best ways to make money of lords economic committee report into hs2. It was a wishy-washy, piss-poor bit of work that had clearly decided what it ten best ways to make money was going to say before they’d even bothered taking evidence. They tried to cast doubts on hs2, mostly by trotting out the same old stuff the last ten best ways to make money lords committee had (see this earlier blog). Their tactic of trying to play off northern rail investment ten best ways to make money against hs2 is straight out of the IEA/TPA playbook. But that’s hardly surprising as the collusion is obvious, as is the prominence of brexiters on the ctte, like lord lamont and the chair of the committee, lord forsyth of drumlean.

The morning the report was published, alistair darling (aka lord darling of roulanish)was trotted out to on the TV to say that ten best ways to make money more investment is needed in the north – but hs2 isn’t it. As usual he was given a free ride by the ten best ways to make money media, none of whom seemed to know his history. I’ll sum it up thus “man who cancelled major investment in the north calls for ten best ways to make money major investment in the north”. Hypocritical, no? As labour transport minister and later chancellor of the exchequer ten best ways to make money darling created the very problem he was complaining about. It was he who pulled money from the liverpool and ten best ways to make money leeds tram schemes at the last moment (liverpool had even gone out and bought the tramway rails ten best ways to make money in readiness!). He also stopped the ‘big bang’ expansion of the manchester tram network. As transport minister he oversaw electrification of a piddling 9 ten best ways to make money miles of UK railway, the section from crewe to kidsgrove, and that was it.

Both transport for west midlands (tfwm) and the west midlands rail executive (WMRE) piled in too, issuing this well informed and highly critical statement. The nottingham post followed up on lilian’s point, observing that the lords hadn’t mentioned toton once! The absence of mentions of the midlands is hardly surprising ten best ways to make money when you think about it. The region gets in the way of the lords trying ten best ways to make money to play the northern narrative. I’ve little doubt that this report will be as unsuccessful ten best ways to make money at stopping hs2 as the last one, which it’s destined to sit alongside on the lords library shelves, gathering dust.

Note the figure for london where more folks support than ten best ways to make money oppose hs2! This will cause consternation amongst the remaining camden nimbys. The reality is that a huge amount of work putting ten best ways to make money the case for hs2 is now being made by regional ten best ways to make money political and business leaders across the country. Add to that the fact the economic impact of 1000s ten best ways to make money of hs2 related jobs is being felt and you can ten best ways to make money start to understand why opinions will shift in favour of ten best ways to make money hs2. There’s also a lot more positive publicity around the project ten best ways to make money and there’s an awful lot more to come. The fact work on the ground has started means that ten best ways to make money what was seen as a vague concept for so many ten best ways to make money years is now being seen as something that’s tangible.

There’s two other pieces of bad news for hs2 antis. The two new petitions they’ve started on the government website are both bombing. They both close in october but they’ve already run out of steam. The one started by the bucks herald has a measly ten best ways to make money 8521 signatures after a month, whilst the one stophs2 started has just scraped past the ten best ways to make money 16,000 mark today. It’s only been going 20 days but its already falling ten best ways to make money well below the daily average it needs to succeed. It’s doomed.

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