George Morran, LWM’s vice-chair, looks at the economic and political issues raised by High Speed 2:
Economically the proposal is based on the premise that our economic future has to be dependent on London and competitive advantage in a globalised economy driven by credit.
This is the global model of economic development which has . . . → Read More: Another ‘angle’ on High Speed 2
Some of the negative trends reported in the manufacturing and resources section of LWM’s overview, Extending Localisation, focus on transport:
The region has over many years lost the capacity to service its own needs. For example there is a huge investment required to modernise the region’s public transport especially rail based infrastructure. Previously the . . . → Read More: Today the forests, tomorrow high speed rail 2?