Via High-speed rail link must be built, economists insist –

Steve Baker, MP for Wycombe, said he was unconvinced that the huge cost of the scheme was justified. “The maths doesn’t add up; this is just sinking capital into a lossmaking project. If you’re going to use the power of the state to do that, then you shouldn’t be surprised that this country is getting poorer.”

I’m grateful to Guido Fawkes for making this his quote of the day.

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