Sep 27 2011 By Anthea Hartley
I really do believe that we are now winning the battle - but we must keep up the pressure and keep gaining more support.
With the Political Party Conferences currently dominating the headlines this week and world leaders warning us about a global financial catastrophe looming - why on earth is our government STILL promoting the idea of HS2? Now, more than ever, they should be honest enough to admit that it is a thoroughly bad idea - even if we COULD afford it.
There is massive opposition to HS2 and not only from those who live along the route and who will be adversely affected by its construction. Opposition to this project is growing by leaps and bounds. Members of Parliament, influential and well informed groups and organisations and the media right across the board are against HS2 completely or in its currently proposed format.
You can see an amazing lobby of support from these organisation by going to: www.hs2aa.org and visit the Home Page’s Latest News 26th September where there is a FULL LIST of anti-HS2 supporters.
You can also see the undeniable support for scrapping HS2 by the results of opinion polls issued by various newspapers and highly respected publications. To view these polls and their hugely encouraging anti-HS2 support go to: www.hs2aa.org
and check out the latest ADVERTS: Polls Apart, Myths and Reality, and They Can’t All be Nimbys Can They?
And if you haven’t already done so, you can still register your opposition to HS2 on the Government’s own on-line petition: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/353
This is now the only official petition that will be accepted by the Government - it has refused to acknowledge any previous paper or on-line petitions. So if you think you have already signed up to a petition - the chances are that it will not be counted. Make sure your voice is heard -
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR STOPPING HS2 BY SIGNING THIS PETITION NOW - TODAY!