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    Sadly Beeching was allowed to destroy what was an excellent network. Whilst Beeching's methodology was seriously flawed, had the lines been left in place we might have been able to recover things.

    HS2 is being trumpeted as essential for business, but surely businesses ought be making the most of improved telecommunications?
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    Given the green light to continue today.

    This is going to cost us heavily.
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    Its a shame that this HS2 vanity project is going ahead. It seems hypocritical how Government and local officials are allowing the desecration of Warwickshire heritage while there was a fine of £160,000 on a Warwickshire family for damaging the heritage land of the ancient settlement Withybrook. I think HS2 bosses should also be fined likewise for the irreparable damage they are doing. The Historic England body are oddly quiet now.
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    The design for the Water Orton viaducts: https://www.northwarks.gov.uk/news/a...orton_viaducts

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    Hardly inspiring are they?
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    Not really.

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    I listened to Bozza earlier, not impressed at all.

    COVID has proven that we don't need this, yet the muppets are pressing on regardless. The expression about fools and their money comes to mind, except that it's OUR money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    I listened to Bozza earlier, not impressed at all.

    COVID has proven that we don't need this, yet the muppets are pressing on regardless. The expression about fools and their money comes to mind, except that it's OUR money!

    I can't believe the cart load of bull that the PM is spouting. I am so angry about this ridiculous, ill thought out £ billion project! Johnson us just an absolute tool!
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    9 months is a hell of a long time to close a road: https://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/...-works-2993129

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    I have yet to see a publicy funded project not run over on both time and cost. I could be cynical here and suggest that the cheapest price wins the contract, but knows full well that once the project is underway they can do what they like.
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    It seems to be a standard thing, and the government doesn't seem to mind getting it's cheque book out without asking too many questions.

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