Amid rampant speculation that the Prime Minister is about to scrap the second phase of HS2, Sarah Green, MP for Chesham and Amersham, yesterday (October 3) repeated her call for the whole project to be scrapped.
This week, the Prime Minister has dodged calls to guarantee that the Birmingham to Manchester leg of the high-speed link will go ahead. The HS2 project has suffered from delays and spiralling costs, with some reports saying it may now exceed £100billion.
Commenting on the likely announcement, Sarah Green MP said: “This looming government U-turn adds insult to injury for the people of Chesham and Amersham. Axing Phase 2 of the project undermines the entire economic case for HS2 and leaves us with an outcome nobody wants.
“My constituents’ lives have been blighted by this ill-thought-out scheme for years now. I have assisted people who have lost their homes and their businesses, lived with the noise and disruption, and seen precious environments and habitats destroyed. And now we find it was all for nothing.
“It has been clear to all of us in Bucks for years that this project was spiralling out of control. I call on the government to now do the sensible thing and scrap this vanity project once and for all.”
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