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HS2 project through Bucks "defies logic"

Wendover Dean HS2 from photo montage - from HS2 Environmental Statement

7:40am 19th August 2013
(Updated 7:41am 19th August 2013)

A new report from the The Institute for Economic Affairs says the cost could eventually reach eighty billion pounds.

That price tag is almost enough to pay for the UK's education bill for a year.

Anti HS2 campaigner Joe Rookin has criticised the plans, saying "it's too much for this country to afford for something that will only benefit the richest in society at a time in which the country is making massive cuts.

Bosses behind the proposals have come out against the report, standing by their figures.

Chief Executive of the Project, Alison Munro has defended the investment needed by the government commenting "this key rail route between London, Birmingham and the North is becoming very very crowded and by the middle of the next decade it will be full.

The Institute for Economic Affairs are calling for the controversial project to be scrapped. saying it "defies economic logic".

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