David Davis brilliantly explains why 'colossal waste of money' HS2 must be axed in attack

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21 August 2019, 23:00

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Earlier this week new Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced a review on whether HS2 should go ahead. Writing in the Daily Telegraph Mr Davis claimed it would be “excellent news” for Britain’s tax payers. Mr Davis said: “I know from my time as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee that governments find it hard to change their minds on big expensive projects.”

He added the review should “prove the impetus” the government need to finally scrap the project.According to Mr Davis, the Government was told in 2010 the total cost of the high-speed railway would be £33billion.He added this quickly “ballooned” to £56billion.Recent comments from the HS2 Chairman claimed costs could now reach over £100billion.READ MORE: HS2 costs to rise by £30bn putting rail project in jeopardy

Mr Davis said: “Frankly it would not surprise me if the costs spiralled to £200 billion.”He added: “I, alongside other colleagues in Parliament, have long argued HS2 is a colossal waste of money.“This review could not have come soon enough.”The Government has already spent over £6billion on HS2.Mr Davis continued: “It is vital this review really drills down into the economic case before any more is spent.”

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