Monthly Archives: November 2013

High Speed 2 and the flog delusion

The UK’s High Speed 2 mega rail project continues to make headlines when aged political grandees make statements about it. Lord Heseltine, Conservative former deputy prime minister (pictured), followed in Lord Mandelson’s footsteps on Tuesday when he urged support for … Continue reading

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Tian Tian the privately financed road

Waiting for the UK government to bring private cash into the roads network is a little bit like waiting for Tian Tian, the female panda at Edinburgh Zoo, to become pregnant. Except it takes longer and is less likely to … Continue reading

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High Speed 2 and the value for money illusion

In the run-up to yesterday’s parliamentary vote on the UK’s High Speed 2 rail megaproject, old arguments for and against building a high-speed rail network in this country were being dusted down and wheeled into battle.  One argument against HS2 … Continue reading

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