HS2 cancellation ‘a victory for common sense’


In the Media

Christopher Snowdon quoted in ITV News, BBC News, The Guardian, and The Times

In the Media

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Daily Mail

Mark Littlewood quoted in The Telegraph

IEA Director General Mark Littlewood has been quoted in The Daily Telegraph responding to Rishi Sunak’s keynote speech at Conservative Party Conference.

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.

Read the full piece here.

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: