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Andy and the reprehensible stunt

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On Sunday 30 September, for the second time in less than a week, West Midlands mayor Andy Street and transport secretary Chris Grayling were kitted up in hi-vis and hard hats for a Birmingham photo opp.

Andy Street and Chris Grayling at Curzon Street | (@andy4wm), 30 Sep 2018

This time, it was part of an event to mark the ‘start of construction’ of High Speed Two, at Curzon Street, opposite Millennium Point.

Reprehensible stunt at Curzon Street, 2018-09-30 | BBC Midlands Today

However, there was no actual HS2 ‘construction’ going on, nor is there planned to be, this year. The construction workers and mechanical digger, pointlessly pushing sand around behind Andy and Chris, were, it seems, just props in a stunt for the Conservative party conference.

@andrewbooton, twitter, HS2 charade at Curzon Street


Written by beleben

October 1, 2018 at 8:49 am

Posted in Birmingham, Politics

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  1. The banner was being unfurled on that bill-board aimed to be seen from all trains passing through Proof House junction – How long before it gets subvertised or vandalised?

    To paraphrase Heathcote Williams (Autogeddon) – Vandals, (with graffiti, and creative destruction of the oppressive environment they are faced with) are perhaps the experts in crisis management


    October 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm

  2. […] Secretary is Chris Grayling, a man who when HS2 was under the cosh in September, decided to play dress up with West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, so they could pretend construction of HS2 had already […]

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