Scotland wouldn’t be paying £4 billion to something that will have a detrimental impact on some of our cities if the NO voters hadn’t let us down.
If Scotland were to be independent do you really think there would be any investment?
They bloody well hadn’t better extend it to Scotland if the business case doesn’t support it and in any case Scotland goes independent before too long (fingers crossed). We’ve got to stop buying these blackmailing nationalists off. If the business case isn’t there then they don’t get it - unless, of course, they defray all costs themselves, but it looks like they’ve enough to pay for with Prestwick airport.
Look at the current timescale. HS2 to Birmingham isn’t to be delivered for over a decade. The extensions to Manchester and Leeds by 2030. HS3 won’t appear until 2040. Any link to Scotland won’t be in place until 2050. As transport in Scotland is devolved, what about high speed rail between Edinburgh and Glasgow? That’s a 40-mile stretch and the SNP can show willingness to be involved in the high speed rail project by getting started now. What is stopping them?
Surprise surprise... But we in Scotland will still be paying towards it. Westminster wanted us to not part from the UK, but this is showing that Westminster now wants to separate Scotland from the RUK.
Why would a Westminister Government be concerned about “transformative economic benefits” in Scotland, when the country is trying to extricate itself from the Union anyway?
- The Airman