How can the UK justify going ahead with HS2 while in debt?

Crazy train

TEN years ago The Sun warned that HS2 was a monstrous gamble.

We worried about the cost. We predicted that by 2032, video calls and meetings would be routine, making an improved London-Birmingham rail line an archaic absurdity.

How can the UK justify going ahead with HS2 while in debt?


How can the UK justify going ahead with HS2 while in debt?

That future came much quicker than we imagined.

By 2020 we were calling for HS2 to be scrapped as its already enormous price tripled. It was, as we said, “an obscene and inconsiderate amount for a railroad that much of the country doesn’t want.”

Today we reveal that this grand extravaganza is in disarray, its budget ravaged by inflation.

The secretly discussed savings compromises look devastating. Any one of them could have denied HS2’s case from the start.

Pulling the plug now would mean writing off billions already spent and exposing the government to expensive legal claims for broken contracts.

It’s still the lesser of two evils. The once slim case for this folly, its cost out of control, now seems non-existent.

How can Britain, racked by Covid and war, neck-deep in debt and clamoring for investment everywhere else, justify going ahead with it?

trans sanity

DOUBLE rapist Isla Bryson has blasted a hole in the logic of the trans rights brigade.

It is of course right that this beast be removed from a women’s prison. It’s scandalous that Bryson, who used to be Adam Graham and still has a penis, was ever taken there.

But the SNP and their bright Labor Party followers want us all to believe that every self-identifying trans woman IS a woman and must be legally recognized as such.

Which logically gives Bryson the right to be in a women’s prison, even separate from others. If “she” is a woman, how can “she” end up in a male prison?

Unless, of course, Bryson — who only decided to make the move while awaiting trial — is actually not a woman at all. . .

And the SNP knows it as well as the rest of us.

Send jets now

RUSSIA’S swift retaliation yesterday over the promise of NATO tanks to Ukraine shows the urgency to go further.

F-16 fighter jets should be deployed so that Zelensky’s pilots can protect not only the tanks once deployed, but now troops, citizens, and infrastructure.

Every day’s delay gives Putin more time to bomb cities, murder civilians, cut power supplies and level buildings.

Some fear Western planes will cross a line and potentially trigger nuclear reprisals from the Kremlin. We don’t buy it. Putin already believes that tanks are crossing the border.

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Our jets could ensure an enduring victory for Ukraine and defeat for Russia.

Send them. How can the UK justify going ahead with HS2 while in debt?


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