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UK politics news

A small selection of recent UK politics news articles Failed at the NHS? Try again at HS2: Newly appointed director at rail project has history of ‘wasting public money’ – UK Politics – UK – The Independent  The public sector … Continue reading

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UK politics

Recent UK politics articles and one about abuse in Florida. LONDON DOCTOR TO STAND IN EURO ELECTIONS “TO STOP NHS DEMOLITION” | NHA Party “I want to use this election to raise awareness of the imminent danger posed to the … Continue reading

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Politics news allsorts

The ConDem coalition government has published the HS2 bill. At 49,910 pages long it evades democracy by preventing representations. 891 pages would need to be read every day to simply read it in the 8 weeks for representations. It presents … Continue reading

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Parliament to discuss HS2

The UK parliament is set to discuss the proposed High Speed 2 rail link today. Larry Elliott has an article in the Guardian. The economic case for the high-speed railway does not add up. Far better to put a fraction … Continue reading

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KPMG to face MPs again over HS2 report

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/11/kpmg-hs2-mps-forecast-report Consultants to defend forecast of £15bn economic boost following claims that calculation was ‘essentially made up’ Consultants KPMG will again be called before parliament to defend their report into the regional benefits of HS2 which claimed the high speed … Continue reading

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HS2 … the high-speed train route with the same old staggering fares

http://www.theguardian.com/money/blog/2013/nov/02/hs2-train-fares-commuter With commuter tickets already costing thousands of pounds, will anyone be able to afford to travel on it? The government says its proposals for High Speed 2 “assume a fares structure in line with that of the existing railway”. … Continue reading

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HS2: MPs to vote on releasing money for preparation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24753394 MPs will vote later on whether to let the government start spending money on preparations for the HS2 rail project. Money released by the vote would pay for surveys, buying property and compensating evicted residents. Some Conservatives are expected … Continue reading

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