The Conservative Party has given the go-ahead to HS2, in spite of its exhorbitant costs and lack of popularity among traditional, social conservative voters; only eleven per cent of Northeners believe the North will benefit more than the South through this project, according to a recent YouGov poll (see here). The only people who will see a benefit will be Londoners and big-city commuters. See Thomas Spencer’s comment on this for Bournbrook here.