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In The Media » Jonathan Bullock MEP - We said all along HS2 was a white elephant
JONATHAN Bullock MEP has said politicians from other parties are at last starting to follow UKIP's lead on HS2.
Mr Bullock said his party had long argued against the £56b high speed rail project.
And with most people now wanting the project scrapped and fearing the cost to the tax-payer, politicians from other parties are now agreeing.
Mr Bullock, MEP for the East Midlands, said: "UKIP has long since opposed HS2 and has strongly urged the Government to spend money on improving our rail and road links elsewhere.
"HS2 is flawed and is a waste of money - particularly when the Government is trying to free up funds - it is a pure vanity project.
"The Government is still insisting HS2 will be delivered on time - it would be preferable to stop this madness and improve our rail and transport networks in much more useful and sensible ways.
"We should scrap HS2 - UKIP was right all along. We identified this as a white elephant, and now other parties are now coming over to our way of thinking. The Government should spend money on a wide variety of projects, road and rail, rather than to throw good money after bad.
"There is even a case to diverting some money to sorting out potholes for instance, which are a blight on our local roads up and down the country."
Mr Bullock was speaking after Boris Johnson came out against HS2 and Tory back-bencher Sir Bill Cash branded it a 'dying white elephant' in a debate in Westminster.
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