MP David Lidington, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, has been announced as the principal speaker at the Cutlers’ Feast following the sacking of defence secretary Gavin Williamson.
Like all big projects, HS2 attracts lots of emotion and differences of opinion. It has its issues and nobody can minimise the disruption it will cause to people and environments along its route. The issue is whether the benefits justify the costs. Other large infrastructure projects like the M25, HS1, the Channel Tunnel, and even the M1 and M6, had their detractors too, but it’s hard to imagine us not having them now.