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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    And....they are gone!!

    2 £ billion contracts awarded since the first profit warning and yet collapsed like a pack of cards.

    Any CUK members affected?
    Yes, unfortunately.

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    Isn't Philip Green tied to the Tory Gov. as some kind of financial adviser?

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    Could it be the HS2 project was only being kept alive to try and avoid Carillion going under?

    So now Carillion has gone under, the Government can safely cancel the ridiculous EU-mandated white elephant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    So now Carillion has gone under, the Government can safely cancel the ridiculous EU-mandated white elephant?
    The anti-HS2 brigade don't offer an alternative to massively increasing the capacity of the West Coast Main Line, which is full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopper View Post
    The anti-HS2 brigade don't offer an alternative to massively increasing the capacity of the West Coast Main Line, which is full.
    They can double the capacity overnight by doubling the length of the existing trains.

    Ok, so they may need longer platforms. In the meantime have the train stop twice at each station, once for each end of the train.
    Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattfx View Post
    Isn't Philip Green tied to the Tory Gov. as some kind of financial adviser?
    He apparently was removed from the role in December 2016 but no official press release can be found until April 2017.

    (Was listening to LBC earlier were Downing Street phoned up to "correct" the presenters. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobosapien View Post
    Ok, so they may need longer platforms. In the meantime have the train stop twice at each station, once for each end of the train.
    Couldn't they just slow down to 1MPH, open the doors and let everyone jump out as they glide through the station?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopper View Post
    The anti-HS2 brigade don't offer an alternative to massively increasing the capacity of the West Coast Main Line, which is full.
    Creating a Northern House rail network to link Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle?

    Then creating a new parliament somewhere in the middle and selling the current building for houses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Creating a Northern House rail network to link Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle?

    Then creating a new parliament somewhere in the middle and selling the current building for houses?
    I agree with everything apart from selling the current building. I quite like it. Though I suppose you could convert it, like a church conversion. Has it's own bar and restaurant, so its got the basics covered.

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