The Government isn't fooling anyone as HS2 betrayal is confirmed

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Finally the Prime Minister has delivered the ultimate betrayal to the North that his Government has been gearing up to for many years.

In its place the PM, during his address to the Conservative Party Conference, announced a hodgepodge of transport infrastructure improvements for the North.Did you know with a Digital subscription to Yorkshire Post, you can get access to all of our premium content, as well as benefiting from fewer ads, loyalty rewards and much more.

This is a Government in its death throes, desperately trying to convince voters that it doesn’t deserve the punishment that awaits it at the next General Election. Andy Burnham, the Labour Mayor of Manchester, was right to call it a transport plan patched together in hotel rooms ahead of a party’s conference. The details of the plan will be picked at as and when they emerge but as it stands the whole idea for Network North is incoherent.There are elements to be welcomed in the plan - West Yorkshire is in desperate need for a mass transit system and Bradford needs better connectivity to Manchster.

However, can the North actually trust what the Government says? The litany of broken promises have undermined the Government in this region.using his party’s conference in Manchester to cut off HS2 to the city will not be lost on the people living there.Did you know with a Digital subscription to Yorkshire Post, you can get access to all of our premium content, as well as benefiting from fewer ads, loyalty rewards and much more.


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