This week Transport Minister Norman Baker made a highly flawed speech regarding HS2. It is shocking that so many families’ and businesses’ fates rest in the hands of such ill informed senior figures. It seems no one really gets the details of the HS2 plans – which are not green, not needed, not going to reduce flights, and certainly do not compare well with HS1 (which is a commercial failure costing the tax payer). His reference to residents in West London getting reassurance from HS1 is particularly galling when we have asked for information on what happened there, to visit etc etc and had no response or help from HS2 or the DfT.
Hillingdon Against HS2 have sent this open letter to Norman Baker
Stop HS2 have written this excellent piece on his speech.