It should be stopped right now and consigned to a 'failed engineering project' on TV
There are some political leaders who continue the fallacy that building roads, bridges and other infrastructure will suddenly kick start the UK economy. It won't, it just covers our finite island in more tarmac. There are some serious concerns about those in power at Government who use their advantages to create business opportunities for themselves and close associates. The UK labour force is dead, and in need of a dose of reality. The golden goose is dead.
Those who dreamt up and commissioned HS2 (for the political elite moving out of London), those civil servants who researched it, the so called experts who checked the costings and the Lords who rubber stamped it should never be allowed to tender or work for a public or Government contract ever again.
How long before there is yet another public enquiry which will squander even more millions to get a totally predictable ineffectual outcome where no one is held accountable? The costs and losses of this venture just like the millennium dome are so dreadful and under reported. Yet ordinary low paid people will be expected to pay for this mess. It should be stopped. Tie up the loose ends and finish the job. You cannot keep throwing good money after bad hoping (like extreme high risk financial prospectors) that it will all suddenly turn good. It won't. How many new hospitals and staff would this vanity project saving ten minutes have paid for? Those minutes could have been saved by a more efficient integrated transport system not a vanity train to keep up with the EU.