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The Sea Cat
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Re: Our Sacred Land
Jan 14, 2012, 11:55
tjj wrote:
Sanctuary wrote:
The Sea Cat wrote:
For a country that's broke (yeah, right..see also: Daimond Jubilee, Olympics) this is going to cost a phenomenal amount, and for what ? Literally minutes off a train journey, regardless of the damage to areas of outstanding beauty, related local wildlife and the environment in general.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2084959/HS2-Tory-shires-furious-high-speed-rail-link-gets-ahead.html


It seems total madness to me to be even considering this in our present economic situation let alone the fact that it is a complete waste of time, money and the loss of more countryside. I've always said there's more mad people ouside of asylums then in them :-).


I just don't get it, this line has been discussed before on this forum and the point was made that there is already a functioning rail link between London and Birmingham - this is about an obsession with speed. Why! Especially at the cost of our fast diminishing countryside. How can the argument for more new houses be balanced against destroying people's existing homes and environment just for Speed. I experience no schadenfreude at all with the knowledge that the homes affected will probably be very expensive ones.


The historical destruction will be immense. I don't care who owns what, this is a disgrace. It's about history and culture, not ownership. That isn't a political issue, but the awful fact that you can no nothing to stop them most certainly is.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086518/HS2-rail-link-Hundreds-historic-houses-ruined-new-high-speed-line.html
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