Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Yes campaigners open new front in war of HS2

So. The battle for the country's hearts and minds over High Speed 2 is hotting up.

Latest into the fray is new campaign group Yes to High Speed Rail.

Led by David 'Beggy' Begg the new group has already signed up a legion of large underpanted individuals as members of its 'National Council'.

And of course Beggy himself is an industry big beast, listing his previous achievements on the new campaign's website...

...a former chairman of the Commission for Integrated Transport and has an international reputation as a commentator on transport issues. He is the non-executive chairman of Tube Lines, and is a former Director of the Centre for Transport Policy at Robert Gordon University , Aberdeen.

Ah! Tubelines.

A word to the wise.

Probably best not to ask London Underground for a reference when suggesting PPP as a funding option for the new railway...

UPDATE:This from Leo Pink...

So now we have the 'commentators' lining up in the HST2 wars.

But how does David Begg's 'international reputation' compare with Wolmar's 'enormous depth of knowledge'?

Can we look forward to a commentator's Top Trumps to settle the issue?