HS2: does it matter that it’s an unknowable phenomenon?

"Who's right and who's wrong?" asked the orange tanned young woman of her six and a half foot track suited skin head boy friend as they were waiting for the bus. Were they talking about the vague ties of family kith and kin? Or recent events in the HS2 saga? Or the vagueries of post … Continue reading HS2: does it matter that it’s an unknowable phenomenon?

Who should be the public champion for HS2?

The difficulty with the Not-So-H-HS2 campaign is that has still to find its champion - someone who can wave the flag, force the big boys to cough up bucket loads of cash and enchant the good burghers of Great Missenden that property blight is good for them and their grandchildren. Some have suggested that they … Continue reading Who should be the public champion for HS2?

HS2 has nothing in common with the projects of Balnibarbi.

Swift's Gullivers Travels tells of the Academy of Projectors established by the Balnibarbians: inhabitants of the land of Balnibarbi. Balnibarbi's Academy of Projectors was all about developing projects which were aimed to improve society. They included a man who spent eight years extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, another whose project plan was to reconstitute human … Continue reading HS2 has nothing in common with the projects of Balnibarbi.

Banging on about HS2: how can we help them prevent a PR disaster?

The HS2 team held a PR event in Liverpool recently where assembled movers, shakers and hangers on were invited to hear the latest news on the HS2 developments. About 50 of us gathered expectantly to hear what it's really all about Alfie, and to get it straight from the horses mouth. To say it was … Continue reading Banging on about HS2: how can we help them prevent a PR disaster?

Banging on about HS2 – a really meaty subject to bang on about

High Speed 2 - HS2 as it's popularly known as in the UK (albeit not with a huge degree of popularity) - is proposed by the the UK government as being one of the most significant infrastructure projects to be produced in the UK since... Well, I don't know, since ever. As such, it is … Continue reading Banging on about HS2 – a really meaty subject to bang on about