02 Aug '11, 10am

High Speed Rail won't heal the great divide

High Speed Rail won't heal the great divide

« A People's Jury of a thousand angry... 2 August 2011 High Speed Rail won't heal the great divide David Theiss Economics researcher, Valuing What Matters Philip Hammond thinks that HS2 will bring prosperity to cities in the North of England. But the evidence isn't on his side. By Elsie esq. Tweet “Our country has been divided for too long,” begins Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond in last Thursday’s article in the Telegraph. He continues, “Successive governments – of all persuasions – have tried and failed to tackle the problem that divides our country”. The gulf, keeping England a two-sided nation, according to Mr. Hammond: economic prosperity. The solution: HS2. Such a stirring introduction will leave most readers questioning, Why didn’t anybody think of this before? Can High Speed Rail really do these things? Tell me more! Well, according to Hammond, the problem in E...

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