Following reports that the government is cancelling the Eastern line of HS2, Sarah Green, Liberal Democrat MP for Chesham and Amersham, said:
"This decision to axe the Eastern leg of HS2 is nothing but an insult for the people of Chesham and Amersham. By scrapping the extension to Leeds the government are abandoning their central economic case.
“They have already torn up the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, destroyed acres of ancient woodland and directly endangered our Chalk Streams through tunnelling.
"What is the point of all the pain we are being subjected to? We face a decade of debilitating disruption seemingly for nothing.”
BBC News report 15th Nov: HS2 rail extension to Leeds set to be scrapped - BBC News