Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Higgins HS2 report: masterly inactivity

You don’t get to be the £597,000-a-year chairman of a big government-owned company like HS2 Limited without knowing how to handle demanding politicians and a dimwitted public. And so it is with Sir David Higgins. His report ‘HS2 Plus’ published … Continue reading

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HS2: the spin gathers speed

Sir David Higgins, chairman of HS2 Ltd, is today expected to announce some cost savings for High Speed 2 , the north-south high-speed rail link the UK government proposes to build. If press reports are accurate, then these ‘savings’ carry … Continue reading

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UK project bonds part 2: the Mersey groans

George Osborne, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, loves the Mersey Gateway bridge project. He wouldn’t shut up about it in autumn 2011 when the BBC’s Andrew Marr was interviewing him at the Conservative Party Conference; every time Marr tried … Continue reading

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