HS2 cancellation ‘a victory for common sense’
Christopher Snowdon quoted in ITV News, BBC News, The Guardian, and The Times
Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Daily Mail
Mark Littlewood quoted in The Telegraph
Mark praised the decision to cancel the second leg of HS2, calling it ‘a victory for common sense’.
Mark also criticised Sunak’s focus on prohibiting cigarettes, rather than longer term reforms to grow the economy.
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Mark’s response was also quoted in Yahoo!, Business Leader, and Director of Finance.
In 2011, the IEA published High Speed 2: the next government project disaster?, which argued that the benefits of HS2 were overstated, the costs likely to overrun, and that a disproportionate amount of the project’s risks was being born by taxpayers: https://iea.org.uk/publications/research/high-speed-2-the-next-government-project-disaster.