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A cock-up in the making

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According to reports last week, Chinese state companies are eager to invest in Britain’s planned HS2 high-speed railway from London to Birmingham, and beyond to Manchester and Leeds, wrote South China Morning Post’s Tom Holland (13 Jan 2014).

[‘Chinese investors should avoid Britain’s rotten egg rail project’]

They would be better advised to find another use for their capital. Although construction work has yet to start, HS2 shows all the signs of a classic British cock-up in the making.

One former government adviser says the arguments for building the new line smell so bad, it should called not HS2 but H2S, after the chemical formula for hydrogen sulphide, the poisonous compound that gives rotten eggs their characteristic foul stink.

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Written by beleben

January 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Posted in High speed rail, HS2

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