Government is wholly misguided to back HS3
New paper calls for reform to student loans system
Our long-term fiscal situation is unsustainable unless significant reform is undertaken
Dr Richard Wellings reacts to new proposals for a third high-speed rail link
“The proposal for a new high-speed rail link in the north is little more than a costly vanity project.
“HS3 is an expensive and inefficient way to link northern cities, which are relatively close in distance. A high-speed rail line would make little difference to door-to-door journey times for most travellers, northern conurbations being geographically spread out to include numerous different towns.
“Rather than creating headline-grabbing policies, government resources would be better spent on smaller-scale schemes that deliver high returns for the taxpayer, or, that can be financed by the private sector.”
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