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Mark Littlewood appears on the Daily Politics Show

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on the Daily Politics to discuss the government’s HS2 project and whether or not it is worth taxpayers’ money.

In the interview Mark highlights that the IEA estimates the cost of the HS2 project to the taxpayer will be in the region of around £80 billion. Projects such as HS2 that are totally paid for by public funds must be scrutinized. A good indicator of whether a project is economically and practically beneficial, is if the private sector wants to invest in it. HS2 is not a project which has attracted any private investment and therefore we should be very skeptical about its viability.

Watch the full interview here. Mark’s segment begins at 48:37