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    Posted: 28 September 2017 at 4:10pm
If I'm blunt, the wording of that petition shows high ignorance of the facts. The petition will go nowhere I'm afraid. The same happened to the larger group petitions that were heard at Select Commitee.
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StopHS2 have a gov.uk petition running here - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200793

Originally posted by StopHS2 StopHS2 wrote:

HS2 is a vanity project, lobbied for by the firms who will make billions out of building it, at a time of continued austerity and cuts to essential services. Independent economists, rail experts and environmentalists have all heavily criticised the project, but Governments have refused to listen.

HS2 is not a 'magic wand' to cure the North-South divide. All the international evidence shows it will reinforce the dominance of London and increase regional divisions.

In 20 years HS2 would deliver capacity where it is needed the least, with the lowest flexibility, at the greatest cost, whilst more beneficial rail projects have already been cancelled.

The official cost of HS2 has almost quadrupled since it was proposed in 2008, and it will carry on rising unless it is immediately cancelled.
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