HSR: another selfless act from our business leaders
I have written a good deal about my concerns over the Tories’ (and until recently Labour’s) commitment to press ahead with high speed rail, irrespective of the risks of increasing regional and intra-regional inequalities.
However, I must be wrong, because 68 business leaders have written to the FT saying high speed rail is a really good thing.
Amongst these selfless business leaders, who absolutely have the best interests of this country at heart and are in no way acting out of narrow self-interest, is Hugh Jones, Chief Executive of Steer Davies Gleave.
You know, that Steer Davies Gleave - the international transport consultancy which makes a lot of its income from advising government on big transport infrastructure projects.
That Steer Davies Gleave that’s currently offering US VIPs a 5 day high speed rail ‘experience’.
Oh no, hold on…..