by John Whitehouse on 9 January, 2012
So much for an open, transparent consultation process about HS2! The past few days have seen a concerted pre-briefing of and by its supporters, and the release to journalists (not the general public yet) of a Network Rail report which purports to prove that strategic alternatives to HS2 will not be sufficient.
I had hoped that Justine Greening MP, the new Transport Secretary, would be an improvement on her predecessor by bringing logic and rational argument to the fore in her evaluation of the HS2 proposal, but it seems I was mistaken.
As we now wait for the seemingly inevitable decision to be announced by Ms Greening tomorrow, that she has decided to proceed with HS2, it is worth reflecting on the following:
The right thing for Ms Greening to announce tomorrow would be a deferment of any decisions on HS2, to allow time for:
Will she do the right thing? After the last few days, my confidence in her is pretty low!Leave a comment