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Staggering: Over 25% of HS2 Savings Funneled Towards Potholes, Neglecting the North

Staggering: Over 25% of HS2 Savings Funneled Towards Potholes, Neglecting the North

The decision to allocate a significant portion of the savings from scrapping the Manchester leg of HS2 to fixing potholes has sparked controversy, especially as 60% of the funds will be spent outside of the North of England. Critics argue that this reallocation of funds undermines the potential economic benefits that HS2 would have brought to the region, including well-paid jobs. However, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has defended the decision, stating that fixing potholes is a higher priority for people than the high-speed rail line.

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