Jim McMahon – 2021 Comments on Government’s Rethink on HS2

The comments made by Jim McMahon, the Shadow Transport Secretary, on 3 October 2021.

You cannot trust a word the Tories say. Expecting people to accept endless rebadging of promises made years ago is insulting.

Poor transport connectivity continues to hold back the North, Midlands and beyond and the Conservatives’ record is one of total failure to deliver. Communities that stand to lose out once again – thanks to the Government’s incompetence and inability to keep projects on track – will rightly feel betrayed by yet another broken promise dressed up as a new announcement.