This project is deeply unpopular and has managed to garner opposition to it from across the political spectrum. As recently as January this year, the Treasury Select Committee raised concerns about HS2's lack of economic rationale. This was the latest in a long line of critical reports from public bodies.
While new infrastructure is needed, a project with a questionable business case, outdated technology and serious environmental implications needs to be properly scrutinised before more taxpayers' money is committed to it.
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