City Views | Should the government spend £33bn on high speed two?

STEPHEN HARRIS
ACCOUNTANT AND INSOLVENCY PRACTIONER

It is a complete and utter waste of money. You cannot balance the books of the country by ploughing money into black hole infrastructure projects. Not one penny of public money should go into HS2.

BRYAN HASLAM
NETWORK INTERLINKS

Yes. Anything with better connections across the country will be better in the long-run – it’s less trouble than going to the airport. But in the short-run, there is that amount of money.

ALPESH PATEL
ACTUARIAL ANALYST

The current forms of transport linking London to the regions are inadequate for today’s needs. But the finance for HS2 would be much better spent on a major overhaul of all current services.