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Stop HS2

Stop HS2:
no business case,
no environmental case,
no money to pay for it. Tweets by Stop HS2 Chair @Penny_Gaines or Stop HS2 manager @JoeRukin

UK

Joined on 27 March, 2010

http://stopHS2.org

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“If you go down to the woods today” #HS2 #stopHS2 #rethinkHS2

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Replying to @doug_thornton1: HS2 cost 'ballooning' with MPs unable to 'get a grip' on rail scheme - No surprise given Parliament knowingly misled to…

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HS2 cost 'ballooning' with MPs unable to 'get a grip' on rail scheme - No surprise given Parliament knowingly misled to get the Act and access to taxpayers cash!

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Replying to @janey_wall: Our Lane 2016 & now as ⁦@HS2ltd⁩ begin widening to 4m. Hedgerow on one side now removed along its length to vent shaft. #H

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Our Lane 2016 & now as ⁦@HS2ltd⁩ begin widening to 4m. Hedgerow on one side now removed along its length to vent shaft. #HS2 pledged to “minimise hedgerow loss” & “retain existing character of the Lane”. ⁦@mpcsg⁩ ⁦@CherylGillan⁩ ⁦@ChilternSociety⁩

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We need #green transport, not #HS2 says
@ChrisGPackham whose petition for HS2 Parliament debate reaches >100,000 signatures in just 5 days
@Jeremy_Stern's BBC South Today #Bucks #Oxon report + additional #StopHS2 graphics

#WhiteElephant #ClimateEmergency

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Replying to @janey_wall: It is time @BorisJohnson @grantshapps @Andrew4Pendle saw what their legacy will be: a loss-making white elephant which hind…

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Quoted @tonyberkeley1

Singapore - KL high speed line cancelled but cross border metro going ahead, reflecting post covid demand changes, and large escalation in cost estimates. Lessons for the UK? Improve regional lines and dump high speed to London.

It is time @BorisJohnson @grantshapps @Andrew4Pendle saw what their legacy will be: a loss-making white elephant which hinders the UK’s 2050 net zero goal, trashes the environment and adds to debt, when the UK is set to borrow £370bn this year. #HS2 @HS2ltd

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The #HS2 petition has gone up by over 1000 since we sent out our newsletter half an hour ago - thank you to everyone who signed and shared it - #stophs2

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Latest article- the new Petition: Stop work on HS2 immediately

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Lone #HS2 contractor sits in inactive digger in #Wendover this morning with diesel engine running thru whole lunch break polluting @ChilternsAONB.
@HS2ltd need to multiply this by (X machines + Y years) to include in CO2 emission calcs @ChrisGPackham #ClimateCrisis @RobBAylesbury

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And that's the end of that - but you watch a rerun here #stophs2 #hs2

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And with that the chair says that they have run out of time, but there are lots of issues on the ground. #HS2 #stophs2

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Minister says "everything has to be considered" when it comes to reducing number of platforms at Euston . #hs2 #stophs2

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Over all impression of Thurston is that they set the bar at bot being the worst, rather aiming to be best or even quite good. #HS2 #stophs2

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Asked pointblank if they have adhered to best practice, Thurston says they would never do bad practise. #HS2 #stophs2

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Asked about environmental issues, Thurston says that they have legal things they are supposed to do, but isn't willing to say they adhere to best practise, and talks about issues of non-compliance. #HS2 #stophs2

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Asked about speeds Minister says changing it to "snails pace" in the north would be unpopular. #Hs2 #stophs2

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MP points out that serious mental problems because what is happening is different to what they were told would be happening. #hs2 #StopHS2

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"how can we marry up the engagement you talk about ... and the experience on the ground... how do we marry up that disconnect?" says MP. Thurston says that they are learning, and need more wheel washes. #HS2 #StopHS2

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Replying to @mopdenson: @CommonsTrans it's not lost on public watching your evidence session that Mark Thurston and @Andrew4Pendle are working from…

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Replying to @Kevin_Hardern: They will extend as much as possible as that increases the confusion and generates much more income for the #vestedinter

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Loder asks how commitments are communicated to contractors. Thurston says that commitments in tier 1 contracts, but "a bit of an education" to some contractors. #HS2 #stophs2

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Delivery date could be under pressure if don't get Euston right says minister (they've been trying for ten years). #HS2

They will extend as much as possible as that increases the confusion and generates much more income for the #vestedinterests that are the consultancies milking the #HS2 #gravytrain

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@CommonsTrans it's not lost on public watching your evidence session that Mark Thurston and @Andrew4Pendle are working from home. Case for #HS2?

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