HS2 could be delayed - Nick Clegg reacts

Responding to reports the Conservative manifesto may include a pause to HS2 to save money for Brexit, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam Nick Clegg said

"Just when it looked as if plans were finally moving forward to develop the much-needed Sheffield HS2 station, the Conservatives are now looking at delaying HS2 to pay for their divisive hard Brexit plans.

"The Conservatives know the hard Brexit being pursued by Theresa May, outside the Single Market, is set to blow a hole in the nation's finances.

"This myopic decision shows the Conservatives can't be trusted to deliver for Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

"This election is a chance for people in Sheffield to change the direction of our country, prevent a hard Brexit and protect spending on public services and infrastructure."

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