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Empty chairs for Andrew Adonis and Patrick McLoughlin in Primrose Hill

Empty chairs for Andrew Adonis and Patrick McLoughlin in Primrose Hill (@hamandhigh)

Yesterday evening, in what could be the largest public meeting ever held on HS2, a crowd of at least 500 at Cecil Sharp House, in Primrose Hill, were given rousing speeches by an influential panel of politicians, campaigners and transport officials, the Hampstead and Highgate Express reported. The presence of ‘luvvies’ at the event served as a reminder that the London effects of the Spinkansen would impact every social group.

[‘Man the barricades, Camden – it’s war!’ – Stanley Johnson and co rally star-studded audience against HS2, Paul Wright, Ham & High, Friday, January 24, 2014]

[…] Martin Sheppard, from the Pan-Camden HS2 Alliance, revealed Lord Adonis, along with current Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and a host of other HS2 proponents, had turned down his invitations to the evening’s meeting.

Two empty chairs reserved for the pair took prime spot at the front of the stage.

“You’d have thought if HS2 was such a wonderful idea those responsible for it would be proud to promote and defend it,” he said.

“I also invited Ben Ruse, the public spokesman for HS2. Even he refused.

“I cannot think of a more useless function than to be a non-speaking public spokesman, but HS2 has one.”

Written by beleben

January 24, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Posted in High speed rail, HS2

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