HS2

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Railways U-turn highlights Westminster’s contempt for the north | Letters
Letters: Tim Treuherz contrasts the neglect of northern infrastructure with the massive investment in southern cities such as Oxford, while Jeffrey Henderson calls for devolution and more regional autonomy. Plus letters from Glyn Turton and Lyn Summers

Letters

23, Nov, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Being betrayed is nothing new for the north. But that won’t lessen the blow | David Olusoga
Tackling the historical regional inequalities demands an effort akin to German reunification. ‘Levelling up’ was never more than rhetorical

David Olusoga

21, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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In Leeds, we’ve spent a decade preparing for HS2. We’ve been badly let down | James Lewis
The government has scrapped the eastern leg – and with it the economic uplift we were promised, says James Lewis, leader of Leeds city council

James Lewis

20, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Government planning ‘to put HS2 on stilts through Manchester’
Andy Burnham demands underground station for new route rather than cheaper series of viaducts

Helen Pidd North of England editor

19, Nov, 2021 @5:49 PM

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Frustration grows as HS2 derails and ‘levelling up’ goes off track | Letters
Letters: Readers react to the scaled-back plans and the broken promises about infrastructure investment in the north of England

Letters

19, Nov, 2021 @5:14 PM

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England’s scaled-back rail plans are not a betrayal, says Grant Shapps
Minster says government ‘massively improving everybody’s rail services’, after cross-party criticism

Jamie Grierson

19, Nov, 2021 @9:02 AM

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In one day, the government has broken two key promises to its new voters | Polly Toynbee
Social care and HS2 were issues that helped Boris Johnson win his majority. Will he be punished for changing tack on them, asks Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

19, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘A betrayal of the north’: Tory MPs frustrated at downgraded rail plan
Rail bosses previously warned axing HS2 lines for upgrades would mean decades of disruption for passengers

Gwyn Topham, Aubrey Allegretti, Helen Pidd

18, Nov, 2021 @8:10 PM

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The HS2 climbdown will hit the ‘red wall’ Tories: this is about far more than trains | Andrew Vine
The north is used to being treated as a second-class region. But it’s the broken promises that really hurt, says author Andrew Vine

Andrew Vine

18, Nov, 2021 @6:15 PM

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HS2 hasn’t got many friends in the north | Letter
Letter: The ill-conceived scheme could do more harm than good to the economy in the north of England, sucking wealth to the south, writes Prof Paul Salveson

Letters

18, Nov, 2021 @5:53 PM

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Can we have our home back? HS2 U-turn leaves uprooted family reeling
The government has provided another twist in the farcical saga of Mexborough’s Shimmer estate

Helen Pidd North of England editor

18, Nov, 2021 @5:53 PM

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Tories’ rail spin won’t wash in the north, as plug is pulled on the powerhouse
Analysis: It’s hard to see why northern England should be grateful for this revival of old, discarded schemes

Helen Pidd North of England editor

18, Nov, 2021 @4:27 PM

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